Found May 20, 2012 on Players View:
PLAYERS: Kerry Wood
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
CHICAGO- For a pitcher that at one point delivered some of the hottest stuff that the MLB has seen over the past 15 years, Kerry Wood seemed to be one step away from immortality. His career runs semi-parallel to the NFL’s Dan Marino in the sense that.... To read this feature that features press conference footage of Wood and quotes from the front office on his next step, please click the link below.

Cubs' Kerry Wood returns to Wrigley to say goodbye

Kerry Wood was in a coat and tie rather than a baseball uniform as he stood at home plate at Wrigley Field on Saturday and thanked many people for his 14 years in the major leagues. Wood, who retired after Friday's game, will likely join the Chicago Cubs in another role after taking some time off to spend with his family. Wood, who struck out 20 batters as a rookie in 1998...

Kerry Wood Officially Retires From Baseball, Speechless After Emotional Send-Off at Wrigley Field (Photos)

Kerry Wood retired from Major League Baseball on Friday, putting an end to a career that was up and down but solid all-around. Wood made one final appearance at Wrigley Field before officially calling it a career. He faced one batter on Friday and put an exclamation point on his resume by throwing three straight strikes to record his final K. Wood spent parts of 14 seasons split...

Wood deserved better than Cubs gave him

They brought Kid K out for one last strikeout, and he got it. It was the perfect way for Kerry Wood's career to end. He struck out Dayan Viciedo of the White Sox, then got to walk off the Wrigley Field mound the right way. His last time, he had angrily thrown his glove up into the crowd. But this time, on Friday, Wood slowly walked back to the dugout, took a deep breath, blew...

Report: Kerry Wood to Retire on Friday After 14 Seasons in Majors

Kerry Wood, once one of the most promising prospects in the history of baseball, is reportedly expect to walk away from the game on Friday. Wood will retire 14 seasons with three different teams, reports. The 34-year-old has struggled this season in his second go-around with the Cubs as he battles injuries and inconsistencies. When Wood came up with the Cubs in 1998 as a...

Cubs reliever Kerry Wood to retire

Big news out of Chicago, as Cubs reliever Kerry Wood will be retiring today. Wood hasn't been healthy all season, and it appears that the 34 year-old just can't take it anymore. Wood first gained acclaim with the Cubs as a starting pitcher, striking out a record 20 hitters in a start in his 1998 rookie year. That game is generally regarded as the best pitched game of all...

Kerry Wood Never Fulfilled His Potential, But He’ll Always Have a Spot in Cubs Fans’ Hearts

The first ever professional baseball game I went to was Kerry Wood’s 20-K, one-hitter against the Houston Astros on April 12th, 1998. I was six years old, so I don’t remember much of anything from that game, but I do remember being told over and over again that I was witnessing MLB history. That day Chicago Cubs fans and I fell in love with Kerry Wood. Fast forward to May 18th...

Kerry Wood’s final Cubs, MLB moments (video)

Kerry Wood retired from MLB today. He ended his career with the same team he begun with, the Chicago Cubs. He also had some time with the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees. Wood set a single game strikeouts record, had some big postseason moments in 2003, suffered major injuries due to aggravating motions in his mechanics, and still had a fine 14 year career. It was just a career...

Video: Eddie Vedder and Chris Chelios Sing “The Weight” in Chicago Bar While Kerry Wood Offers Support

Last week Kerry Wood announced that he would be retiring mid-season, but it doesn’t seem like Wood has truly left Chicago for good. Sunday night Kerry Wood was seen with Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder and former Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wing defenseman Chris Chelios at Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap in Chicago where Vedder and Chelios sung karaoke while Wood stood...

Kid K Calls it Quits

It was hinted at on twitter last night that big Cubs news was coming today and news did come. Somewhat reminiscent of Ryne Sandberg's in-season retirement, Kerry Wood will announce that he's retiring from baseball. I'm sure he'll give his reasons at the press conference, but when elite athletes can no longer do the things that made them elite, the fire to compete...

Kerry Wood to call it a career

On May 6th, 1998 Kerry Wood burst on the national stage. He tied a major league record set by his childhood hero Roger Clemens with 20 strikeouts in a game. The Texas born hurler made mince meat of the Houston Astros that day in route to the Rookie of the Year award that season. He finished that 1998 season with a 13-6 record and 233 strikeouts. He was only 21 years...

05-18 Jon Paul Morosi's Jon Paul Morosi joins Rob Dibble to discuss Kerry Wood's retirement.
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