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Kerry Wood (baseball player)

Kerry Wood is an American baseball player. A pitcher, he plays for the Chicago Cubs. He first became known for a 20 strikeout game against the Houston Astros in 1998, and has matured into the ace of the Cubs staff. Wood is known for his upper-90s fastball and his ability to get strikeouts. After winning the National League Rookie of the Year award in 1998, Wood underwent Tommy John surgery. Wood has since regained the form that made him rookie of the year, teaming with sensation Mark Prior as part of a formidable 1-2 punch that nearly led the Cubs to the 2003 World Series.

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