The Highs And Lows of Kerry Wood's Career

Chris Jaffe does an excellent job highlighting the best and worst of Kerry Wood's career on The Hardball Times. It's a long list and a fun read. I'll quote one here.

May 11, 1998: Following up his 20-K game, Wood fans 13 batters, giving him a record-tying 33 strikeouts in two consecutive appearances.

I was at this game in Arizona. It was as good a follow-up to his 20-K game as possible. The Cubs took an early 3-0 lead and Wood didn't allow a run until he gave up a home run in the 7th. He'd gone 21 consecutive innings without allowing a run stretching back to his 4th big league start when he allowed a run in the 1st. I lived in Arizona at the time and later that summer I attended the Cubs/Dbacks 4-game series to see Sammy Sosa hit grand slams in back to back games. 1998 was a fun year.

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