It was 16 years ago, on his fine spring day, that Kerry Wood struck out 20 Houston Astros in one game for the Chicago Cubs. He was all of 20 years old at the time, a lovely piece of symmetry that makes his May 6, 1998 performance even more astonishing.
Thanks to the Internet, you can easily go and watch all Wood's strikeouts from that day, noting how filthy his pitches were. But how about a different way to celebrate the anniversary of Wood's dominance?
Yahoo Sports' GIF wizard Eric Orvieto made this beautiful creation — all of Wood's strikeout pitches overlayed in one moving image. And sheesh, talk about movement, look at those baseballs shimmy across your screen.
It's easy to see why only one Astro could get a hit that day.
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