July 27, 1998
Quote: "Sammy doesn't chase as many pitches as he used to. This might be one of those years where everything he does is the right thing. Next year he might come back and start chasing balls in the dirt again." -- Mets' Rick Reed, who gave up Sammy Sosa's 38th home run.rTC It's a fact: The Brewers, who had lost 10 of their first 13 Sunday games, tried to change their luck by wearing their regular white jerseys instead of their Sunday blues. It worked.Who's hot: Cubs rookie Kerry Wood is 7-0 in nine starts at Wrigley Field.
September 1, 1998
Cardinals: Mark McGwire has yet to hit a homer in the second inning this season. St. Louis has been shut out twice this season, the lowest total in the major leagues.Cubs: Kerry Wood set the team's 20th century rookie record for strikeouts when he fanned Brett Tomko in the second inning. Wood's 226th strikeout moved him past Tom Hughes, who fanned 225 in 1901. The Cubs' overall rookie record is 268 set by Larry Corcoran in 1880. Wood is the first Cubs pitcher to homer twice in the same season since Dennis Eckersley in 1986.
July 20, 2003
Who's hot Doug Glanville of the Rangers is 16-for-30 (.533) in his past seven games. Who's not Frank Thomas of the White Sox is 6-for-42 (.139) in his past 11 games, nine of those as DH. Line of the day Kerry Wood, Cubs P IP R H BB SO 9 0 2 5 8 On deck Randy Johnson of the Dia mondbacks makes his first start today since undergoing knee surgery in May. He said it "They told me I might get up there quickly, but after just nine innings in the...
June 22, 2006
"With each passing day, I get more and more doubts." Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs pitcher (above), who says he might not be able to pitch again this season after four starts since shoulder surgery "It was a little difficult to stay focused because in the back of your mind, you've got to be thinking, `Geez, when is this game going to end?'" Dave Koza On the 33-inning Triple-A game in 1981 between Koza's Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings, which ended 25 years ago tomorrow after the teams had played the first 32 innings in April that year From wire and Web reports