Cubs RHP Kerry Wood retires after 13-plus seasons


By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer CHICAGO—Kerry Wood arrived in the majors 14 years ago, a fresh-faced kid with No. 34 on his back, slinging fastballs at 100 mph, delivering breaking pitches that were often unhittable and striking out 20 batters in just

Kerry Wood gave Cubs fans one more magic moment. Unfortunately, the Cubs couldn't bring Wood and the rest of the team a win.

Kerry Wood gave Cubs fans one more magic moment. Unfortunately, the Cubs couldn't bring Wood and the rest of the team a win.

Friday's emotional goodbye to Kerry Wood was special for Cubs fans. Here's why it meant so much.

By RICK GANO AP Sports Writer CHICAGO—Kerry Wood arrived in the majors 14 years ago, a fresh-faced kid with No. 34 on his back, slinging fastballs at 100 mph, delivering breaking pitches that were often unhittable and striking out 20 batters in just

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