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Memories are striking

Kerry Wood powered his way to 1,582 Ks and a spot in the hearts of Cubs fans

Updated: May 18, 2012, 10:36 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- You shouldn't be surprised Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood struck out the first batter he faced in the major leagues. It was Mark Grudzielanek, then of the Montreal Expos.

Fourteen years later, you shouldn't be surprised that Wood struck out the last batter he faced, Dayan Viciedo of the Chicago White Sox.

Both strikeouts were swinging. For everything Kerry Wood didn't do in his roller coaster career, he always did one thing better than almost anyone: Make guys ...

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