Thursday, May 12, 2016

1999 Topps Opening Day #162 Highlights Kerry Wood 20 strikeout Game

The Nationals Max Scherzer added his name to the short list of pitchers to record 20 K games last nights, the others were HoF Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens and....

 1999 Topps OD #162 Kerry Wood

Kerry Wood in just his 5th career game struck out 20 Astros in a 2-0 complete game victory. The sole hit of the game was a third inning single by Ricky Guttierrez.

Among the Hitters in the Houston Lineup were Hall of Famer Craig Biggio (1K), Jeff Bagwell (3), Moises Alou (3) and Derek Bell (2).

1992 Topps #162 Kerry Wood (b-side)
The story of the game is told on the back of the card, however there is a Sloppy Topps moment as they got the score of the game incorrect - The text says 1-0, however the Cubs recorded two runs in the game.

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Tony Burbs said...

The most dominant pitching performance in Cubs history! I must get my hands on a copy of that card.

deal said...

I didn't check but I imagine this card is also in Flagship,. There is also a fun card that I should post at some point which compares Kerry Wood with Nolan Ryan.

Once a Cub said...

According to Bill James Game Score, it was the greatest 9 inning game pitched EVER, not just in Cubs history. Don't forget, that Astros team won 102 games that year. One questionable hit, no walks.

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