CHICAGO (CBS) — Former Cub Kerry Wood was only 17 years old when he was drafted out of high school.
“High school ball changed the course of my life,” Wood said.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Breezy On Tuesday
He remembers what it felt like to pitch at his hometown baseball stadium.
“I remember like it was yesterday,” Wood said. “I felt that this was what I wanted to do. It’s the feeling of being in a field like this with people watching you, playing under the lights, it makes you feel like this is what the big leaguers do.”