Wake Up With Kerry Wood's 20-Strikeout Game

Game score is a baseball statistic that I use fairly often to evaluate a pitcher’s performance. For a nine-inning game, Kerry Wood’s 20-strikeout masterpiece against the Houston Astros on May 6, 1998 is the highest game score ever recorded in baseball history. And to think, he was only 20 years old when he did it. When I was 20, I was doing much less impressive things than tying major league strikeout records. But I’m sure this video is painful to watch for Cubs fans. Wood has to be pretty high up on the all-time “what might have been” list for professional athletes who were never the same after injury.