On May 6, 1998, Chicago Cubs rookie Kerry Wood ties a major league record by striking out 20 batters in a 2-0, 1 hit shutout of the Houston Astros. Wood’s performance sets a new National League record for a nine-inning game, while tying Roger Clemens’ mark for most K’s in a nine-inning game. Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox had 20 strike outs twice, against the Seattle Mariners in 1986, and against the Detroit Tigers in 1996. The 20 year-old Texan breaks the National League record of 19 strikeouts in a nine-inning game shared by Steve Carlton, David Cone, and Tom Seaver and Rookie mark of 18 set by Bill Gullickson.