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Kerry Wood pitched 2 shutout innings of relief during Sunday's game against Pittsburgh at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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Chicago Cubs rookie Kerry Wood delivers a pitch to a Houston Astros batter during the fifth inning Wednesday, May 6, 1998, in Chicago. Wood tied the major league record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game, pitching a one-hitter to beat the Astros 2-0.

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Fans hold up K's for Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood during a 2000 game against the Pirates.

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, center, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, sits in the dugout during the second inning of his start for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs against the Colorado Sky Sox in 2006.

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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Kerry Wood against the Washington Nationals as the Cubs lose 2-1 on opening day at Wrigley Field.

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Kerry Wood of the Chicago Cubs tries to keep warm as he pitches against the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field in Chicago during the Cubs 2-0 lose.

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Chicago Cubs Kerry Wood high fives Alex Gonzalez after a 3 run homer in the 2rnd inning at Wrigley Field during the seventh game of the League Championship Series in 2003.

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood warms up in the bullpen before the Cubs and the Washington Nationals baseball game at Wrigley Field, Thursday, May 18, 2006, in Chicago. Wood was activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday to make his first start of the season for the Cubs.

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Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Kerry Wood throws a bag of rosin to the ground after using it in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 in Cincinnati. Wood had just been charged with a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt that allowed two runs to score in the game played in a light rain. Cincinnati.

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood throws during batting practice at the team's spring training baseball facility Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Mesa, Ariz.

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Kerry Wood, his wife Sarah and their kids as they announce their foundation.

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Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field. Cubs Kerry Wood fires a 96 mph fastball at a Brewers hitter in the first inning in his return engagement.

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Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood throws during the first day of spring training Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 in Mesa, Ariz.

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Cub pitcher Kerry Wood plays with his son Justin, 2-1/2, in the sprinkler as the team celebrates its Central Division Championship at Wrigley Field in 2007

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JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood acknowledges the fans on Opening Day at Wrigley Field Friday.

In this Aug. 16, 2011, photo, Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Kerry Wood follows through on a delivery to the Houston Astros during a baseball game in Houston.

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Chicago Cubs' Kerry Wood pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 11, 2008, in Chicago. The Cubs defeated the Giants 3-1.

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Chicago Cubs Kerry Wood 3 run homer in the 2nd inning at Wrigley Field during the seventh game of the League Championship Series in 2003.

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Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood holds his son Justin, 2-1/2, after the team clinched the Central Division Championship.

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Chicago Cubs closer Kerry Wood, left, congratulates catcher Geovany Soto after defeating the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 in an interleague baseball game Wednesday, June 25, 2008, in Chicago.

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Pitchers Carlos Zambrano and Kerry Wood salute the fans during the first day of the Cubs convention Friday at the Hilton in Chicago.

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Cubs fans keep track of Kerry Woods strikeouts during the game in 2003.

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Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood pitches during a 2000 game against the Pirates.

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Chicago Cubs' Kerry Wood pitches against the Kansas City Royals in Surprise, Az. Friday, March 4, 2011.

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kerry Wood yells as he comes off the field in the seventh inning Sunday at US Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox. Wood had the bases loaded with one out when he got out of the inning. He was the winning pitcher.

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About this Article

Reports say Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood will retire on Friday. Wood is best-known for his 20-strikeout game in 1988 and he was a driving force behind four playoff teams -- 1998, 2003, 2007 and 2008.
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