A report on Chicago Cubs and Kerry Wood

Wood pitching for the Cubs in 2008
The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
Wood pitching for the Cleveland Indians in 2010.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

Kerry Lee Wood (born June 16, 1977) is an American former baseball pitcher who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and New York Yankees.

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The Cubs were swamped by media attention in 1998, and the team's two biggest headliners were Sosa and rookie flamethrower Kerry Wood.

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Prior with the Chicago Cubs

Mark Prior

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American former professional baseball pitcher and current coach.

American former professional baseball pitcher and current coach.

Prior with the Chicago Cubs
Mark Prior in 2005.
Prior with the Tampa Yankees in 2011.
Prior pitching for the Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 30, 2004

A onetime top prospect of the Chicago Cubs, he pitched for the team from 2002 to 2006 in a career that was marred by injuries.

On August 15, he struck out seven hitters in a row, tying the Cubs' record shared by Jamie Moyer and Kerry Wood.

2003 National League Division Series

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The 2003 National League Division Series (NLDS), the first round of the 2003 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, September 30, and ended on Sunday, October 5, with the champions of the three NL divisions—along with a "wild card" team—participating in two best-of-five series.

The 2003 National League Division Series (NLDS), the first round of the 2003 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, September 30, and ended on Sunday, October 5, with the champions of the three NL divisions—along with a "wild card" team—participating in two best-of-five series.

(1) Atlanta Braves (Eastern Division champion, 101–61) vs. (3) Chicago Cubs (Central Division champion, 88–74): Cubs win series, 3–2.

In Game 1, Kerry Wood of Chicago faced Russ Ortiz of Atlanta.

2003 National League Championship Series

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The 2003 National League Championship Series (NLCS) was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 7 to 15 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion Chicago Cubs and the wild-card qualifying Florida Marlins.

The Cubs also had their best two pitchers, Mark Prior and Kerry Wood, slated to start the final two games.

Hendry in 2006

Jim Hendry

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American baseball coach and executive.

American baseball coach and executive.

Hendry in 2006

He is a special assistant for New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, and is a former general manager of the Chicago Cubs.

Injuries to key players like Mark Prior, Sammy Sosa, Kerry Wood, Joe Borowski, and Alex Gonzalez hindered the Cubs during the early part of the season.

Dempster with the Boston Red Sox

Ryan Dempster

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Dempster with the Boston Red Sox
Dempster pitching for the Chicago Cubs in April 2007

Ryan Scott Dempster (born May 3, 1977), is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, and Boston Red Sox.

During 2008 spring training, Dempster's performance resulted in his being designated to the third spot on the starting rotation, with the closer job going to Kerry Wood.

2003 Florida Marlins season

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The 11th season for the Major League Baseball franchise in the National League.

The 11th season for the Major League Baseball franchise in the National League.

On the other side, the Chicago Cubs, the "lovable losers", who, for the first time in a long time, were so close to victory.

With the Cubs needing to win only one game, and having studs Mark Prior and Kerry Wood on the hill those two games, most people thought the Marlins hope was over.