Class of 2017
Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood burst onto the baseball scene in 1998 when he threw a one-hit, no-walk, 20-strikeout shutout against the Houston Astros in just his 5th Major League start. He later was named the 1998 National League Rookie of the Year. 12 of Wood’s 14 years in the majors were spent with the Chicago Cubs, where he also became the fastest MLB player to reach 1,000 strikeouts in both appearances and innings pitched. Today, Wood works as an ambassador to the Chicago Cubs franchise, and he and his wife, Sarah, run the Wood Family Foundation, which looks to facilitate relationships that provide support and opportunities to empower youth and their families.

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