On the 22nd, Yang Hyeon-jong started in the Gwangju home game against Samsung and scored 3 hits, 4 walks, 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings, leading to a 6-2 victory and setting a personal record of 160 wins. It is a record achieved in 458 games in 16 seasons wearing the KIA uniform in 2007.
Song Jin-woo,스포츠토토 who retired in 2009 and won 210 wins in 672 games in 21 seasons, and Jeong Min-cheol (above Hanwha Eagles), who joined in 1992 and retired in 2009, recorded 161 wins in 393 games in 16 seasons. If he gains two more wins in the future, he will surpass Jeong Min-cheol’s record and become second in history.
In the match against Samsung on the 23rd, before Yang Hyeon-jong’s record lingered, Choi Hyung-woo set a record as a hitter and a milestone in the KBO league.
At the end of the first inning, Choi Hyeong-woo, who was trailing 0-1, had a full count match with Samsung starter Baek Jeong-hyun at the end of the first inning, and after a full count match, he hit the 6th fastball and added a double that penetrated the middle left. It was the moment when a new record (465) for the most doubles in KBO league history was established.
Choi Hyung-woo, who tied Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop with 464 doubles before the game, set a new record in this category.
By the 2022 season, Yang Hyeon-jong had one win up to 160 wins, and Choi Hyung-woo had only two left, the most doubles ever.
Yang Hyeon-jong was originally scheduled to face off against new foreign pitcher Bo Shul-seo in the Suwon game on the 5th.
However, the first game of the season was canceled due to the spring rain, and after that, in the match against Hanwha in Gwangju on the 11th, 3 runs in 7 innings, and in the match against Gocheok Kiwoom on the 16th, 7 scoreless innings were successively pitched with Quality Plus, but they failed to achieve victory.
Eventually, in the second home game and the third game of the season, he succeeded in hunting for his first win and was able to conquer the long-awaited 160-win height.
Above all, Yang Hyeon-jong’s victory has another special meaning based on the ‘selection win’.
Yang Hyeon-jong won 158 wins as a starter out of 160 wins. He has already surpassed Jeong Min-cheol’s 157 wins. And Song Jin-woo, who won 210 wins by going back and forth as a starter, has 163 wins as a starter. He is only 5 wins away from Yang Hyeon-jong. In other words, if you add 6 wins, you will become the pitcher with the most wins ever in the KBO league.
Similarly, Hyung-Woo Choi’s record for most doubles was not easily achieved.
It took him 12 games to hit one double to tie the record with manager Lee Seung-yeop. In other words, Choi Hyung-woo came out as the lead batter in the 2nd inning in the resignation game on the 19th, his 12th game, and caught Hyun-hee Han’s 2nd fastball and scored a double in the right field, tying the record and adding another double in 4 games, setting a new record. has established
Although he has already set a new record in the doubles category, there is another record that Choi Hyeong-woo is challenging for the best.
That’s the RBI section. Currently, Choi Hyung-woo added 11 RBIs in 16 games this season, recording a total of 1472 RBIs. It is only 26 RBIs away from the 1498 RBIs owned by coach Lee Seung-yeop, who is the 2nd all time and the 1st in this category, so it is worth looking forward to setting another new record in early July.
Choi Hyeong-woo, who entered the 40-year-old this year, is the last year of his second free agency. After the end of the season, he may be able to extend his contract by one year, but it is difficult to obtain a long-term contract.
In contrast, Yang Hyeon-jong signed a free agency contract with KIA for up to 10.3 billion won for 4 years in December 2021, when he returned after fulfilling his major league dream. He will be active for 3 more seasons including all seasons. Guaranteed until the 2025 season.
In order to surpass Song Jin-woo’s career record, 51 more wins are needed in the future, so it may not be easy to achieve during this free agency period, but there is no great difficulty in rising to the top with a starter win.
Setting new records always makes my heart beat. Let’s see how much more Choi Hyeong-woo and Yang Hyeon-jong will continue to set new records.