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06/05/1998 Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record

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HOU@CHC: Kerry Wood ties ML record with 20 K's

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Kerry Wood discusses his 20-strikeout performance

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SportsCenter Flashback - Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Astros

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20 Years Later: A look back at Kerry Wood's 20-K game

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20 | The History Behind Kerry Wood's 20 Strikeout Game

Wood first came to prominence as a 20-year-old rookie when he recorded 20 strikeouts in a one-hit shutout against the Houston Astros, which some have argued may be the greatest single-game pitching performance in MLB history. The game also made Wood the co-holder of the MLB record for strikeouts in a single game and earned Wood the nickname Kid K.