When did Kerry Wood strike out 20?

When did Kerry Wood strike out 20?

May 6, 1998
Cubs: Kerry Wood’s 20 strikeout performance is the greatest game ever pitched. On May 6, 1998, Wood took his electric pitch arsenal to the mound against a loaded Astros team that would go on to win 102 games and finish first in the NL Central that season.

Who threw a 20 strikeout game?

Must C: Wood’s epic 20th K. Wood allowed one borderline hit, plunked Craig Biggio and set a National League record — while tying the MLB record — with 20 strikeouts. He also posted a Game Score of 105, which is still the highest recorded for a nine-inning start.

Has there ever been a 21 strikeout game?

The overall record for most strikeouts in a game is 21, by Tom Cheney of the Washington Senators against the Baltimore Orioles, over 16 innings on Sept. 12, 1962 (Washington won 2-1).

How fast was Kerry Wood’s fastball?

95.4 miles per hour
In 2003, Wood set career highs with 266 strikeouts, 14 wins (as part of a 14–11 record), a 3.20 ERA, and two shutouts. He threw the fastest fastball in the majors among starters, averaging 95.4 miles per hour.

What pitches did Kerry Wood throw?

In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Cutter (91mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (81mph) and Change (90mph). In 2012, compared to other RHP: His fourseam fastball has slightly above average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical.

Is Kerry Wood a Hall of Famer?

Wood, Zambrano off HOF ballot; Sosa drops The Hall of Fame announced Wednesday that four players were elected into Cooperstown: Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman. Wood, on the ballot for the first time with Zambrano, received two votes from BBWAA members.

How many pitchers have 20 strikeouts in a game?

Kerry Wood tied Roger Clemens’ major league record of 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game on May 6, 1998. Sandy Koufax is one of six pitchers who have 18 strikeouts in a game to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame….Players.

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Has any pitcher ever struck all 27 batters?

Necciai is best remembered for the unique feat of striking out 27 batters in a nine-inning game, which he accomplished in the Class-D Appalachian League team, the Bristol Twins on May 13, 1952. He is the only pitcher ever to do so in a nine-inning, professional-league game.

Has anyone ever struck out 6 times in a game?

University of Texas catcher Cameron Rupp struck out 6 times in the Texas Longhorns record-setting 25-inning game against the Boston College Eagles on May 30, 2009.