May 25, 2001
Kerry Wood backs up Jon Lieber's one-hitter with a one-hitter of his own as the Cubs defeat the Milwaukee Brewers. Wood strikes out 14 batters.
Birthday: June 16
Kerry Wood was named Rookie of the Year in 1998
All star in 1998 and 2003
Kerry Wood led the league in fewest hits allowed per 9 IP in both 1998 and 2003 (6.318 and 6.483)
Kerry Wood led the league in most strikeouts per 9 IP in both 1998 and 2003 (12.582 and 11.346)
Important dates in Cubs History for Kerry Wood
May 6, 1998
Kerry Wood in just his 5th major league start strikes out 20 batters in a 2-0 victory over the Astros at Wrigley Field. Wood throws a one-hitter, a Ricky Gutierrez single with the only other baserunner being Craig Biggio who was hit by a pitch.
April 18, 1998
Kerry Wood's ML debut is a victory against the Dodgers, 8-1 at Wrigley Field. Wood throws 5 shutout innings.
October 3, 1998
Kerry Wood makes his postseason debut at Wrigley Field against the Atlanta Braves in game 3 of the NLDS. The cubs trailed the series 2 games to 0 and were facing elimination from the playoffs. Wood pitches well giving up just one run in 5 innings pitched, but facing ex-Cub, Greg Maddux, this wasn't enough as he left the game trailing 1-0 and the Cubs eventually lose the game 6-2 as the Braves advance in the playoffs.
September 30, 2003
Kerry Wood gives the Cubs a 1-0 series lead in the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves going 7 1/3 innings giving up just 5 hits and 2 runs while striking out 11 Atlanta Braves. Wood even goes 2 for 4 at the plate with 2 RBI's. Cubs win 4-2
October 5, 2003
Kerry Wood gets the win in the series winner Gm 5 in Atlanta. Wood pitches a solid 8 innings, giving up just 5 hits and one run while striking out 7 Braves hitters.
October 10, 2003
Kerry Wood gets a no decision in Gm 3 of the NLCS against the Florida Marlins. The Cubs take a 2-1 series lead with a 5-4 win. Wood contributes to the victory pitching 6 2/3 innings giving up 3 runs and striking out 7 Marlins.
October 15, 2003
Kerry Wood is on the mound for the first game 7 at Wrigley Field since 1945. Wood struggles giving up 7 runs in 5 2/3 innings and the Marlins go on to the 2003 World Series. Wood has a great day with the bat as he hits a 2 run home run to tie the score in the 2nd inning at 3-3.
April 11, 2004
Kerry Wood ties a club record with 7 consecutive strikeouts in a 10-2 victory over the Braves in Atltanta