When Oh Seung-hwan, the ‘final leader’, takes the mound, it becomes history…Set a new record for most saves in Asia

Oh Seung-hwan, the “final leader” of the Samsung Lions in professional baseball, set a new record for the most saves in Asia.메이저사이트

Oh took the mound in the ninth inning with a 3-0 lead over the Kiwoom Heroes in an away game at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 26th. Oh Seung-hwan, who guided the first batter Choi Joo-hwan to a fly to center field, handled Ko Young-woo with a fly ball to right field.

With two outs and no runners, Oh and Kim pitched fastballs at the fifth ball count of 3B-1S, before being hit by a double over the left field. Oh garnered a strikeout with a swing and miss, and maintained his win by three points. Oh garnered his eighth save of this season and 408th in his career, setting a new record for most saves in Asia, beating over Hitoki Iwase (407 saves).

Having joined Samsung in 2005 after graduating from Gyeonggi High School and Dankook University, Oh began his third year with 100 saves in 2007 with the minimum game and the shortest season, breaking both the minimum game and the youngest game record in 2009 and 2011, and completing 150 and 200 saves, respectively. Notably, his 200 saves in 334 games were the world record for the minimum game.

In addition, Oh Seung-hwan achieved all 250, 300, 350 and 400 saves for the first time in the KBO League, creating a milestone that no one can reach in the saving category. From 2014 to 2019, he made saves at a tremendous speed despite leaving the KBO League for six years due to overseas expansion.

He also recorded 500 saves overall in Korea, the U.S. and Japan at a match against the Daegu NC Dinosaurs on June 6 last year, and achieved his 400th career save in the KBO by allowing no run in one ⅓ at his final home game against the SSG on October 14. Oh’s record is attributable to his consistent accumulation of saves that he has garnered six titles in the category, the most in history.

Oh Seung-hwan, who set the record for most saves in an Asian season with 47 saves in 2006 and 2011, not only set the record of 40 saves in the oldest season in the KBO League history in 2021, but also recorded more than 20 saves a total of nine times.

Ahead of the season, Oh said, “All the players are working together to secure one win. I’m not sure what role I’ll play, but I want to contribute to secure one win.”

“Some have always pointed out that the bullpen is weak, but now it’s time for the bullpen to get better. Players all know that the bullpen is weak, and their pride must have been hurt a lot. The only way to reverse the evaluation is to show how good they are. I want to hear that the bullpen is doing well and the team’s performance has improved,” he added.

Oh Seung-hwan, a “living legend” who proved his worth through actions rather than words. When he takes the mound, it becomes history.

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