Kerry Wood's time with the Cubs

 
 
  • Chicago Cubs rookie Kerry Wood delivers a pitch to a Houston Astros batter during the fifth inning Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in Chicago. Wood tied the major league record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game.

    Chicago Cubs rookie Kerry Wood delivers a pitch to a Houston Astros batter during the fifth inning Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in Chicago. Wood tied the major league record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game. Associated Press

  • Kerry Wood and the Cubs celebrate their 2008 Central Division Championship at Wrigley Field.

    Kerry Wood and the Cubs celebrate their 2008 Central Division Championship at Wrigley Field. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Kerry Wood pitches during the first inning on Sept. 7, 2001. Wood returned to play after being on the disabled list since Aug. 4 with tendinitis in his right shoulder.

    Kerry Wood pitches during the first inning on Sept. 7, 2001. Wood returned to play after being on the disabled list since Aug. 4 with tendinitis in his right shoulder. Associated Press

  • Chicago Cubs' Kerry Wood pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning on Friday, July 11, 2008, in Chicago. The Cubs defeated the Giants 3-1.

    Chicago Cubs' Kerry Wood pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning on Friday, July 11, 2008, in Chicago. The Cubs defeated the Giants 3-1. Associated Press

  • Kerry Wood throws a pitch during a spring training baseball workout at the team's practice facility on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, in Mesa, Ariz.

    Kerry Wood throws a pitch during a spring training baseball workout at the team's practice facility on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, in Mesa, Ariz. Associated Press

  • Kerry Wood hugs former Cubs pitcher Rick Suttcliffe after Sutcliffe threw out the first pitch during game one of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers.

    Kerry Wood hugs former Cubs pitcher Rick Suttcliffe after Sutcliffe threw out the first pitch during game one of the National League Division Series against the Dodgers. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Kerry Wood practices pitching drills on Feb. 19, 2002, during spring training in Mesa, Ariz.

    Kerry Wood practices pitching drills on Feb. 19, 2002, during spring training in Mesa, Ariz. Associated Press

  • Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, sits in the dugout during the second inning of his start for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs against the Colorado Sky Sox on Friday, May 12, 2006, in Des Moines, Iowa.

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, sits in the dugout during the second inning of his start for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs against the Colorado Sky Sox on Friday, May 12, 2006, in Des Moines, Iowa. Associated Press

  • Kerry Wood plays with his son Justin, 2, in the sprinkler after the Cubs clinched the 2008 Central Division Championship at Wrigley Field.

    Kerry Wood plays with his son Justin, 2, in the sprinkler after the Cubs clinched the 2008 Central Division Championship at Wrigley Field. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Kerry Wood, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, rests before a rehabilitation start with the Single-A Peoria Chiefs on Sunday, May 7, 2006, at O'Brien Field in Peoria, Ill.

    Kerry Wood, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, rests before a rehabilitation start with the Single-A Peoria Chiefs on Sunday, May 7, 2006, at O'Brien Field in Peoria, Ill. Associated Press

  • Left to right, Geovany Soto, Carlos Marmol, Kerry Wood, Carlos Zambrano, Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano and Kosuke Fukudome present their National League All-Star jerseys before a game against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, July 13, 2008.

    Left to right, Geovany Soto, Carlos Marmol, Kerry Wood, Carlos Zambrano, Aramis Ramirez, Alfonso Soriano and Kosuke Fukudome present their National League All-Star jerseys before a game against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, July 13, 2008. Associated Press

  • Kerry Wood follows through on a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Thursday Oct. 4, 2007 at Chase Field in Phoenix.

    Kerry Wood follows through on a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Thursday Oct. 4, 2007 at Chase Field in Phoenix. Associated Press

  • Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood warms up in the bullpen before the Cubs and the Washington Nationals game at Wrigley Field on Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Chicago. Wood was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday to make his first start of the season.

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood warms up in the bullpen before the Cubs and the Washington Nationals game at Wrigley Field on Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Chicago. Wood was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday to make his first start of the season. Associated Press

  • Kerry Wood leaves the field revved up after getting out of a jam in the 12th inning against the Brewers.

    Kerry Wood leaves the field revved up after getting out of a jam in the 12th inning against the Brewers. Daniel White | Staff Photographer

  • Kerry Wood signs autographs for fans before game two of the National League Division Series.

    Kerry Wood signs autographs for fans before game two of the National League Division Series. Ed Lee | Staff Photographer

  • Fans hold up K for strikeouts racked up by Kerry Wood during a May 7, 2000 game against the Pirates.

    Fans hold up K for strikeouts racked up by Kerry Wood during a May 7, 2000 game against the Pirates. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Kerry Wood pitches during a May 7, 2000 game against the Pirates.

    Kerry Wood pitches during a May 7, 2000 game against the Pirates. Mark Black | Staff Photographer

Published: 11/13/2008 5:36 PM