Top 5 Most Memorable Cubs All-Star Moments: #3 - 2003: Kerry Wood's two-strikeout inning inside enemy territory
In 2003, the MLB All-Star Game was played at Comiskey Park on the South Side. There were a lot of nerves riding on this game, considering the previous year's kerfuffle. At the brand new Miller Park in Milwaukee, the All-Star Game ended in a 7-7 tie. A lack a pitchers prevented the continuation of the contest.
Back to 2003, the Cubs' lone representatives at the 2003 Midsummer Classic were pitchers Mark Prior and Kerry Wood. The latter made a brief appearance during the fourth inning. After allowing a single to the Angels' Garret Anderson, Wood recorded two strikeouts in the next three batters: Seattle's Edgar Martinez and Anaheim's Troy Glaus both went down looking.
We all know the Wood story. Plagued by injuries, the Texas-born phenom didn't ever live up to the hype that brought him so much attention at the infancy of his career. He would make one more All-Star Game roster in 2008 before hanging his spikes up for good in 2012 at the age of 35.