Kerry Wood Stats

Kerry Wood was born on Thursday, June 16, 1977, in Irving, Texas. Wood was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 12, 1998, with the Chicago Cubs. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Kerry Wood baseball stats page.

"That game reminded me a lot of the first time we saw (Nolan) Ryan in the sense that it seemed like when the ball left his (Kerry Wood) hand, it hit the (catcher's) mitt at the same time." - Houston Astros Manager / Former Pitching Ace Larry Dierker in Baseball Digest (December 1998, George Vass, 'Baseball Digest's Rookie All-Stars of '98', Page 26)
Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood Autograph on a 2002 Upper Deck (#57)
Kerry Wood Autograph on a 2002 Upper Deck (#57)

Birth Name:
Kerry Lee Wood ( Twitter : @KerryWood )
Nickname:
Kid K
Born On:
06-16-1977  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Irving, Texas
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Grand Prairie High School (Grand Prairie, TX)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-05
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
04-12-1998 (Age 20)
Last Game:
05-18-2012
Draft:
1995 : 1st Round (4th)
Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1998 21 Cubs 26 26 0 13 6 .684 3.40 1 1 0 166.2 699 117 63 69 14 85 1 233 6 11 3 0
2000 23 Cubs 23 23 0 8 7 .533 4.80 1 0 0 137.0 603 112 73 77 17 87 0 132 5 9 1 0
2001 24 Cubs 28 28 0 12 6 .667 3.36 1 1 0 174.1 740 127 65 70 16 92 3 217 9 10 0 0
2002 25 Cubs 33 33 0 12 11 .522 3.66 4 1 0 213.2 895 169 87 92 22 97 5 217 8 16 1 0
2003 26 Cubs 32 32 0 14 11 .560 3.20 4 2 0 211.0 887 152 75 77 24 100 2 266 10 21 0 0
2004 27 Cubs 22 22 0 8 9 .471 3.72 0 0 0 140.1 595 127 58 62 16 51 0 144 7 11 0 0
2005 28 Cubs 21 10 4 3 4 .429 4.23 0 0 0 66.0 273 52 31 32 14 26 0 77 0 2 0 4
2006 29 Cubs 4 4 0 1 2 .333 4.12 0 0 0 19.2 86 19 9 13 5 8 0 13 1 1 0 0
2007 30 Cubs 22 0 2 1 1 .500 3.33 0 0 0 24.1 101 18 9 9 0 13 1 24 1 0 0 0
2008 31 Cubs 65 0 56 5 4 .556 3.26 0 0 34 66.1 276 54 24 24 3 18 4 84 1 7 0 0
2009 32 Indians 58 0 50 3 3 .500 4.25 0 0 20 55.0 241 48 26 26 7 28 0 63 5 3 0 0
2010 33 Indians 23 0 18 1 4 .200 6.30 0 0 8 20.0 93 21 14 15 3 11 2 18 2 2 1 1
2010 33 Yankees 24 0 1 2 0 1.000 0.69 0 0 0 26.0 108 14 2 2 1 18 2 31 3 1 0 10
2011 34 Cubs 55 0 7 3 5 .375 3.35 0 0 1 51.0 224 45 19 23 5 21 2 57 5 5 0 21
2012 35 Cubs 10 0 0 0 2 .000 8.31 0 0 0 8.2 42 8 8 8 1 11 0 6 1 0 0 3
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
14 Years 446 178 138 86 75 .534 3.67 11 5 63 1,380.0 5,863 1,083 563 599 148 666 22 1,582 64 99 6 39
Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1998 21 Cubs 26 54 3 7 0 0 2 0 8 1 0 16 8 0 0 0 .130 .145 .241
2000 23 Cubs 23 40 6 10 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 10 4 0 0 0 .250 .286 .325
2001 24 Cubs 28 48 3 9 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 15 13 0 0 0 .188 .204 .208
2002 25 Cubs 33 72 5 12 0 0 1 0 5 3 0 28 6 0 0 0 .167 .200 .208
2003 26 Cubs 32 61 4 10 1 0 2 0 6 1 0 26 8 0 0 1 .164 .177 .279
2004 27 Cubs 22 45 2 6 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 11 5 1 0 0 .133 .167 .222
2005 28 Cubs 21 18 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 .111 .158 .222
2006 29 Cubs 4 6 0 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .667
2007 30 Cubs 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 31 Cubs 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2009 32 Indians 58 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 33 Indians 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 33 Yankees 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 34 Cubs 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 35 Cubs 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
14 Years 446 346 23 59 6 0 7 0 32 11 0 114 46 1 0 1 .171 .196 .249
Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1998 Cubs P 26 26 500 13 0.5 13 4 9 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.70
2000 Cubs P 23 23 411 24 1.0 22 8 14 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.45
2001 Cubs P 28 28 523 34 1.2 33 11 22 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .971 1.70
2002 Cubs P 33 33 641 34 1.0 34 14 20 0 3 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.43
2003 Cubs P 32 32 633 37 1.2 36 18 18 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .973 1.54
2004 Cubs P 22 22 421 18 0.8 17 4 13 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .944 1.09
2005 Cubs P 21 10 198 8 0.4 6 3 3 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 0.82
2006 Cubs P 4 4 60 3 0.8 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 0.90
2007 Cubs P 22 0 72 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2008 Cubs P 65 0 198 7 0.1 7 4 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.95
2009 Indians P 58 0 165 8 0.1 8 1 7 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.31
2010 Indians P 23 0 60 3 0.1 3 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.35
2010 Yankees P 24 0 78 6 0.3 6 3 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
2011 Cubs P 55 0 153 8 0.1 7 1 6 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .875 1.24
2012 Cubs P 10 0 26 2 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 446 178 4,139 205 0.5 196 73 123 9 13 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.28
14 Years 446 178 4,139 205 0.5 196 73 123 9 13 n/a n/a n/a .956 1.28
Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1998 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 27.0 3.4 6.8 2.74 12.58 4.59
2000 Cubs 0 0 .000 2 0 0 40.0 4.0 10.0 1.52 8.67 5.72
2001 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0.0 3.2 24.0 2.36 11.20 4.75
2002 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 72.0 2.6 14.4 2.24 9.14 4.09
2003 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 30.5 2.3 10.2 2.66 11.35 4.27
2004 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 45.0 4.1 15.0 2.82 9.24 3.27
2005 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 3.0 9.0 2.96 10.50 3.55
2006 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3.0 1.63 5.95 3.66
2007 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.85 8.88 4.81
2008 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.67 11.40 2.44
2009 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.25 10.31 4.58
2010 Indians 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.64 8.10 4.95
2010 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.72 10.73 6.23
2011 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.71 10.06 3.71
2012 Cubs 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.55 6.24 11.43
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
14 Years 0 0 .000 2 1 0 49.4 3.0 10.8 2.38 10.32 4.34
Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1998 Chicago Cubs 34 $170,000.00 - -
2000 Chicago Cubs 34 $690,000.00 - -
2001 Chicago Cubs 34 $1,940,000.00 - -
2002 Chicago Cubs 34 $3,695,000.00 - -
2003 Chicago Cubs 34 $6,190,000.00 Stats -
2004 Chicago Cubs 34 $8,000,000.00 - -
2005 Chicago Cubs 34 $9,500,000.00 - -
2006 Chicago Cubs 34 $12,000,000.00 - -
2007 Chicago Cubs 34 $1,750,000.00 - -
2008 Chicago Cubs 34 $4,200,000.00 Stats -
2009 Cleveland Indians 34 $10,000,000.00 - -
2010 Cleveland Indians 34 $10,500,000.00 - -
2010 New York Yankees 39 "     " - -
2011 Chicago Cubs 34 $1,500,000.00 - -
2012 Chicago Cubs 34 $3,000,000.00 - -


On June 7, 1884, Charlie Sweeney struck out nineteen batters in a nine-inning game setting a new National League record for strikeouts in a game . That senior circuit record was tied by Steve Carlton on September 15, 1969 , Tom Seaver on April 22, 1970 , and David Cone on October 6, 1991 . On May 6, 1998 , Kerry Wood broke the one-hundred fourteen year old record for strikeouts in a game by a National League pitcher when he mowed down a record setting twenty hitters. [ Strikeout Records ]

The batters who "helped" Kerry Wood make history were (in order): #1. Craig Biggio (1st inning / struck out). #2. Derek Bell (1st inning / struck out). #3. Jeff Bagwell (1st inning / called out on strikes). #4. Jack Howell (2nd inning / struck out). #5. Moises Alou (2nd inning / struck out). #6. Brad Ausmus (3rd inning / struck out). #7. Jeff Bagwell (4th inning / called out on strikes). #8. Jack Howell (4th inning / called out on strikes). #9. Moises Alou (5th inning / called out on strikes). #10. Dave Clark (5th inning / called out on strikes). #11. Ricky Gutierrez (5th inning / called out on strikes). #12. Shane Reynolds (6th inning / called out on strikes). #13. Jeff Bagwell (7th inning / struck out). #14. Jack Howell (7th inning / struck out). #15. Moises Alou (7th inning / struck out). #16. Dave Clark (8th inning / struck out). #17. Ricky Gutierrez (8th inning / struck out). #18. Brad Ausmus (8th inning / called out on strikes). #19. Bill Spiers (9th inning / struck out). #20. Derek Bell (9th inning / struck out).


Kerry Wood Strikes Out 20 Hitters ( Box Score ) | May 6, 1998 | MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
Kerry Wood struck out 200+ hitters in a single season four times ( 1998 , 2001 , 2002 , 2003 ) during his time on the mound for the Chicago Cubs . In team history, only one Cubbie pitcher has put together more 200-strikeout seasons, Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins , who finished with five ( 1967 , 1968 , 1969 , 1970 , 1971 ). We have taken a look at his strikeouts, let's look at a few of his wins:

Kerry Wood was the winning pitcher on September 30, 2003 , game one of the 2003 Division Series . Wood was the winning pitcher on October 5, 2003 , game five of the 2003 Division Series . The bookend wins helped the Cubs win their first postseason series since the 1908 World Series .

Kerry Wood was the winning pitcher on April 23, 2008 , a game where he appeared in relief, blew the save, but earned the win in extra innings. The victory wasn't as large for him as it was for the franchise, it was the 10,000th win in team history for the Chicago Cubs .

Yu Darvish broke the Major League record for fastest pitcher to reach 500 career strikeouts in 2014, doing so in 401.2 innings pitched, three innings faster than the previous record holder - Kerry Wood. Who is the fastest pitcher to record 1,000 career strikeouts? That record is still held by Kerry Wood, who reached the plateau in 853 innings pitched (it was his 134th career game, also a Major League record for fewest number of games needed to reach the 1,000 strikeout mark).

Last-Modified: February 1, 2018 10:05 AM EST

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