May 19, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood speaks during a press conference announcing his retirement before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Kerry Wood Finds Body


Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood said that he found a man’s body in a Chicago harbor while he was out this morning.

As reported by the Chicago Tribune, Wood was paddle boarding in Belmont Harbor at about 11 AM when he saw the body floating in the water. He called 911 right away to report the sighting.

The identity of the body has not been given at this point. However, he had a tag on his wrist that matched up with someone who had been reported missing from an area nursing home. The man had been released from a hospital earlier in the month, but apparently did not do what he was supposed to.

According to the examiners, the body is that of a 40 year old man from the North Side of Chicago, more specifically the 5400 block of North Broadway, a major street in the area.

Kerry Wood retired last year after a 14-year career that started and ended with the Cubs, though he played with two other teams in between. He was a starter for much of his career, until he was converted to the bullpen in 2007, the second to last year of his first Cubs stint. He pitched 1380 innings over his career, with a 3.76 ERA.

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