CHICAGO (AP) — Kerry Wood was in a coat and tie rather than a baseball uniform as he stood at home plate at Wrigley Field on Saturday and thanked many people for his 14 years in the major leagues.
Wood, who retired after Friday’s game, will likely join the Chicago Cubs in another role after taking some time off to spend with his family.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Can Keep Attorney Who Spoke To Witnesses In Criminal Case, But Other Lawyers Must Cross-Examine Osundairo Brothers
Wood, who struck out 20 batters as a rookie in 1998, said perhaps his best memory came Friday when he fanned the last batter he faced. After that final pitch, he was greeted in front of the dugout by his son, Justin.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Charged In 2 Carjackings In Chicago's Douglas Neighborhood
The 34-year-old Wood was given a picture of that moment, plus a flag from his 20-strikeout game during a ceremony before Saturday’s game against the White Sox.MORE NEWS: Larry Scott, 32 Charged In May 1 Murder Of Travis Willis In West Pullman
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