Kerry Wood

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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.  
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September 17, 2003
At Wrigley Field, Doug Glanville leads off the game for the Cubs with a home run.  Aramis Ramirez leads off the 2nd inning with a home run & Kerry Wood pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout in a 2-0 Cubs win over the Mets.

Birthday: June 16

  • Drafted as 4th overall pick in the 1995 draft by the Cubs
  • Debut: April 12, 1988

Kerry Wood was named Rookie of the Year in 1998
All star in 1998 and 2003

NL Leaders:
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)

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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

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