Lee Seung-yeop and Park Yong-taek are no longer “No. 1.” Who is the main character in the new era?

Nothing lasts forever. Now, the younger generation will take over the record of “legend.”

The KBO League will open on the 23rd.

This year, there are many new regulations to be introduced in the KBO league, such as the automatic pitching judgment system (ABS) and the test-run pitch clock. New records are set to be born in a more thrilling and fair season.퀸알바

Samsung’s Kang Min-ho, who has played 2,233 games until last season, is on the verge of making the most appearances in his career. It is only four games apart from Park Yong-taek (former LG, 2,237 games), who has the previous record of most games played, and only 67 games are left before 2,300 games are scheduled to be played, so it is expected to be achieved within the first half. Kang Min-ho’s most appearance is even more meaningful because he played as a catcher who consumes a lot of physical strength for most of his career.

Choi Jeong-eun of the SSG had 1,368 runs until the 2023 season, beating Lee Seung-yeop (former Samsung, 1,355) who was the top scorer in his career. Having already become the top scorer, Choi is now looking into the home run king position. Choi Jeong, who has 29 homers in last year’s season alone and 458 homers in his career so far, will secure the top spot in his career home run ranking, surpassing Lee with 467 homers. Attention is focusing on whether Choi Jeong, who has been leading the league with 10 homers for the first 18 consecutive seasons until last year, will be able to add 10 homers to the new record this year.

It is also worth paying attention to the performances of players born in the Year of the Dragon, the year of the Blue Dragon. First of all, Son A-seop of the NC Dinosaurs, who was born in 1988, aims to set a new record for the most hits in the KBO league. Son, who had 187 hits in the 2023 season alone to raise his total number of hits to 2,416, has only 89 left, including his previous career record of 2,504 hits (Park Yong-taek, former LG). If he continues the pace last season, he will have 150 hits in nine consecutive seasons following the last one, along with the most hits in the KBO.

Another dragon-year-old Hanwha Noh Si-hwan (23 years, 3 months, 18 days, and 3/21 days) added 31 homers last season alone and recorded 68 homers in his career, so adding 32 homers this season will achieve 100 homers. Lee Seung-yeop (former Samsung), who is 22 years, 8 months, and 17 days old, was the youngest to achieve 100 homers in the league’s history, and Jang Jong-hoon (former Binggrae), who is 23 years old, 5 months, and 4 days old, ranked second.

“Korean Monster,” whose record has been suspended since the 2012 season, and Ryu Hyun-jin of the Hanwha Eagles will continue to set the milestone again in the areas of victory and strikeout. In particular, Ryu has 98 wins in his career, and if he wins two games, he will achieve 100 wins in his career. In addition, Ryu’s starting games will always be watched along with his records, with his current record of 1,238 strikeouts added with 62 strikeouts, 1,300 strikeouts in his career, and 100 strikeouts in eight consecutive seasons.

Attention is also focusing on pitchersperformance to set consecutive records with unstoppable runs. Koo Seung-min of the Lotte Giants, who recorded 22 holds in last years season to achieve 20 holds for the second four consecutive seasons and 100 holds for the first time in his teams history, will challenge to record 20 holds for the first five consecutive seasons in the leagues history this season.

Kim Jae-yoon and Oh Seung-hwan, two leading closing pitcher candidates for this year’s Samsung Lions, are challenging to record 30 saves in their first four consecutive seasons. Kim Jae-yoon made 32 saves and Oh Seung-hwan made 30 saves in the 2023 season, which is worth looking forward to seeing the two closers who will take charge of the Lions again this year.

Kia’s Yang Hyeon-jong proved himself to be the epitome of steadiness by recording 100 innings in 10 consecutive seasons and 100 strikeouts in nine consecutive seasons until 2023. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to prove his steadiness again by recording 100 innings-100 strikeouts this season.

On the 25th, a KBO League match between Kiwoom and KT was held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. Lee Yong-kyu hit a timely RBI in the fifth inning.

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