Chicago Cubs Pitcher Kerry Wood retired on Friday May 18, 2012 at the age of 34. In his final game he struck out the only batter that he faced (Dayan Viciedo) on three pitches in the 8th inning of a game against cross-town rival Chicago White Sox. The once National League Rookie of the Year had an up and down career, with highlights being a key piece in helping the Cubs reach Game 7 of the 2003 National League Championship Series, and being a couple strikes away from a World Series. That year, he went 14-11 with a 3.20 ERA and a career-high 266 strikeouts. Everything went downhill after that however after he was hampered by injuries, and eventually being relegated to the bullpen in 2007. He played 2 seasons with the Cleveland Indians and one with the New York Yankees. His total numbers was a career record of 86-75, 1,581 strikeouts, 63 saves, all in 1,379.2 total innings pitched.