After all, the stone Buddha is Oh Seung-hwan, Korea’s best closing pitcher.
Oh Seung-hwan, the guardian of the Samsung Lions, has only one save left until his 400th save, and is on the verge of setting a record that no one in the KBO League has achieved.
Oh Seung-hwan, now in his 19th year since his debut, achieved all of his records for most saves while making history.
Starting with achieving 100 saves in the fewest games and shortest season in his third year as a member in 2007, he simultaneously broke the records for the fewest games and youngest season in 2009 and 2011, completing 150 saves and 200 saves, respectively.메이저사이트
In particular, his 200 saves, achieved in 334 games, was a new world record for fewest games.
In addition, Oh Seung-hwan achieved all 250, 300, and 350 saves for the first time in the KBO League, setting a record in the save category that no one can match.
From 2014 to 2019, despite being away from the KBO league for a whopping six years due to overseas expansion, he piled up saves at an incredible rate. Last June, he also set a record of 500 saves in Korea, the United States, and Japan.
Oh Seung-hwan’s record is thanks to his consistent saves that allowed him to win the category title six times, the most ever. Seung-Hwan Oh not only set the record for the oldest season in KBO League history with 40 saves in the 2021 season, but also recorded more than 20 saves in a total of 9 seasons.
Seung-Hwan Oh is currently ranked first in career saves and tied for third in that category for the 2023 season. Among active players, Hanwha Jung Woo-ram (197 saves) and KT Kim Jae-yoon (169 saves) are following Oh Seung-hwan’s footsteps, but Oh Seung-hwan’s record, which firmly holds the top spot in career saves, is not expected to be broken for the time being.
Oh Seung-hwan, who is showing off his health with 29 saves this season and is on the verge of reaching 30 saves for the third consecutive year, is raising expectations as to whether he can continue to break the KBO League save history.
The KBO plans to award Seung-hwan Oh a commemorative award in accordance with the commendation regulations if he achieves 400 saves.
Meanwhile, Seung-hwan Oh has pitched in 57 games this season, pitching 61.1 innings, going 4 wins, 5 losses, 2 holds, 29 saves, and posting an average ERA of 3.52.