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: Man Dies After Being Shot In West Garfield Park
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.”