Today, May 6th, marked the 10-year anniversary of Kerry Wood's 20 strikeout game.
If you don't remember, Kerry Wood struck out 20 Houston Astros, en-route to one of the greatest pitching performances in MLB history. Personally, it was a defining moment for me as a Cubs fan. The Cubs went on that year to win the Wild Card. Kerry Wood had many documented injuries in the years that followed, and never quite regained that rockstar status that he had that day, in his fifth major league start.
Recently, I watched the Cubs Forever segment on WGN, in anticipation of their 60 years of Cubs broadcasts, and they showed an interview with Wood after the game. This arm was just shaking...undoubtedly from adrenaline. What a gem.
Now, Wood is our closer...and doing a great job. He is the last remaining legacy to that 1998 team, but I hope that this year, we get even farther.