Major League Baseball (MLB) has seen countless memorable games throughout its rich history. However, when it comes to the best game ever pitched, one name stands out: Kerry Wood.
Kerry Wood's Unforgettable Performance
On May 6, 1998, a young right-handed pitcher for the Chicago Cubs named Kerry Wood delivered what is widely regarded as the greatest individual pitching performance in baseball history. In his fifth career start, Wood faced the Houston Astros, a formidable team that would go on to win 102 games that year.
Despite the pressure, Wood put on a masterclass in pitching. He allowed just one hit and struck out an astonishing 20 batters, tying the record set by Roger Clemens. This remarkable performance earned him a Game Score of 105, the highest ever recorded for a nine-inning game.