Found May 18, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood's strikeout was thought to be the final batter he faced in his career. Wood, the flame-throwing pitcher known for a record-setting 20-strikeout performance, reportedly was planning to announce his retirement Friday after the Cubs' game against the Chicago White Sox. Wood reportedly wanted one more opportunity to pitch in a game, then retire, according to ESPN.com. "It's just time," Wood said after the game. "It was time. We saw how things were going this year and just not being able to recover and bounce back and do my job, essentially. You know, do what I'm supposed to do, day in and day out. Just the grind of getting ready every day. To go through it, hours to get ready for fifteen pitches and go out there and not be successful. "You know it was just time, time to give someone else a chance." The right-hander was called in to replace starter Jeff Samardzija with one out in the eighth inning to face ...
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