Started in the NC match and fought back… 170 innings every season since 2014
First record beyond former coach Jung Min-tae
(Changwon = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Kyung-yun = KIA Tigers native ace Yang Hyun-jong (34) set another big record.
Yang Hyun-jong scored 170 innings pitching record for eight consecutive seasons for the first time in the KBO League by scoring 5 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings in a visiting game against NC Dinos in Changwon NC Park in Changwon on the 22nd.
Yang Hyun-jong, who threw 165⅓ innings before the game, completed the 170 innings pitching record he had since 2014 by treating the opposing team Ho-cheol Seo as a ball in center field in the bottom of the 5th.
It is the first time in the KBO League that he pitched 170 innings for eight consecutive years.
Former Hanwha Eagles coach Jung Min-tae threw 170 innings in seven consecutive seasons from 1995 to 2003 (2002 to 2002), but Yang Hyun-jong broke this record.
Yang Hyun-jong threw more than 170 innings each season, starting with 171⅓ innings in 2014.
In the 2016 season, he was responsible for 200⅓ innings, setting the record for the most innings in a single season.
Yang Hyun-jong, who threw 172⅓ innings in the 2020 season, returned to the KBO league after a year in the US professional baseball major league in 2021 and continued the record again.
Yang Hyun-jong, who debuted in the KBO League in 2007, is setting various milestones.
He completed 2,000 pitching innings in his career at the age of 34 years, 1 month and 13 days at the age of 34 years, 1 month and 13 days in the match against the Lotte Giants on April 14, breaking the previous record of the youngest (34 years, 2 months, 9 days) of current Hanwha General Manager Jung Min-cheol (34 years, 2 months and 9 days), and on May 19 At the age of 34 years, 2 months and 18 days, at the age of 34 years, 2 months and 18 days, against the Lotte Giants, he broke the record of the youngest 150 wins held by general manager Jeong Min-cheol (35 years, 2 months and 27 days).
This year, Yang Hyeon-jong set not one or two records.
Before the match, he had 158 wins in his career, beating current KT Wiz manager Lee Kang-cheol (152 wins) to finish third in the KBO League.
In addition, with 1,811 strikeouts until the game, he surpassed manager Lee Kang-cheol (1,751) and took second place in his personal career strikeouts.
Song Jin-woo (2,48) and Yang Hyeon-jong are the only two pitchers in KBO league history to strike out more than 1,800 strikeouts.
On that day, Yang Hyeon-jong played without a score until the 5th inning, but was replaced by Park Jun-pyo after allowing a right-middle triple to leading batter Son Ah-seop in the bottom of the 6th inning leading 3-0.
Park Jun-pyo gave up a sacrifice fly to right fielder Yang Eui-ji, and Yang Hyeon-jong’s ERA increased to one.
KIA leads 3-1 through the sixth inning.
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