CHICAGO, IL - MAY 18: Kerry Wood #34 of the Chicago Cubs waves to fans after leaving the game against the Chicago White Sox on May 18 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. inning. It was announced that Kerry Wood is retiring from baseball today. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs reliever Kerry Wood made a decision this morning as reported by MLB.com's Carrie Muskat, and that was to call it quits sometime this weekend. He just wanted one more appearance to cap off a 14 year career, fittingly enough he struck out the one batter he faced. Wood spoke about his decision following the game, which you can watch video of here.
Wood, 34, only threw 8 1/3 innings this year for the Cubs in which he struggled with command in that time (11 walks). If there is one thing he'll be remembered for, it will be the game on May 6, 1998 against the Astros when he struck out 20 batters (didn't walk one) in a 122 pitch effort. Unfortunately, injuries were also a pretty big part of his career which only makes you wonder what he could have been as a starter if healthy.
- Kerry Wood Calls It A Career | FanGraphs Baseball - Mike Axisa
- Twitter / @CarrieMuskat: Kerry Wood wants 1 more ML appearance, and then expected to announce retirement. However, it could be today or tmrw or Sunday. #Cubs