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Kerry Wood

On The Fly: Researching Some MLB Midseason Milestones

On The Fly: Researching Some MLB Midseason Milestones

Watching bench player Kirk Nieuwenhuis slug his way into the record book Sunday by becoming the first player in Mets history to hit three homers in one home game inspired the Fly to ask its research department to find other Herculean efforts by MLBers this season as the All-Star break reaches its second day. On May 14, Indians starter Corey Kluber became just one of five pitchers in history to strike out 18 or more in a game without issuing a walk, joining Luis Tiant, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson and Kerry Wood. Chris Sale of the White Sox joined Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson as the only pitchers to strike out at least 12 in five straight starts. On the other end, Jeremy Guthrie of the...