‘Great Pitcher’ Yang Hyeon-jong, 3rd all-time 160-win gold medal… A record set in 458 games 

 KIA Tigers ‘great pitcher’ Yang Hyeon-jong (35) climbed the 3rd KBO record of 160 wins.

Yang Hyeon-jong started the home game against the Samsung Lions in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 22nd and recorded 3 hits, 7 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings.

Yang Hyeon-jong, who came down with the winning pitcher requirements with the team leading 5-1, succeeded in achieving 160 wins in total as well as the first win of the season as the KIA finally won 6-2.

This is the 3rd record in history. Before Yang Hyeon-jong, the only players who had 160 wins in total were Song Jin-woo (210 wins) and Jeong Min-cheol (161 wins). Yang Hyeon-jong, following the two legends, set up a 160-win monument in 458 games.메이저놀이터

Yang Hyeon-jong, who had accumulated 159 wins until last season, failed to harvest victories in both appearances this season. On the 11th, against the Hanwha Eagles, he recorded 3 runs in 7 innings, and in the game against Kiwoom Heroes on the 16th, he threw 7 scoreless innings well, but did not receive support for scoring, so he could not establish a relationship with victory.

But this day was different. The KIA lineup exploded from the beginning. At the end of the first inning, Kim Sun-bin’s one RBI and timely hit and Byeon Woo-hyeok’s total base burst, and they scored 5 points.

Yang Hyeon-jong, who received strong scoring support, also responded with a good pitch. He sent runners out in all but the second inning, but showed off his crisis management skills and minimized his runs. He was hit five times in a row and allowed one run, but he did not give up an extra run by beating subsequent batters.

In the sixth inning, he received help from the bullpen. Yang Hyeon-jong, who was driven to first and second base safely by giving consecutive walks to Jose Pirella and Lee Won-seok, handed over the mound to Jeon Sang-hyun. Jeon Sang-hyun got a hit by Kang Min-ho and got the bases loaded safely, but later struck out Jae-il Oh, Jae-hyeon Lee, and Min-gyu Gong in a row and blocked it with no runs. Yang Hyeon-jong’s own score also did not go up.

In the end, KIA kept the lead and won 6-2, and Yang Hyeon-jong was also able to enjoy the joy of achieving a great record.

Yang Hyeon-jong, who won his first career start against Hanwha on September 29, 2007, achieved 50 career wins against NC Dinos on May 15, 2014, and reached 100 career wins against NC on July 13, 2017. .

Five years later, on May 19 of last year, Yang Hyeon-jong, who achieved a total of 150 wins against the Lotte Giants, added 9 wins and finished the 2022 season with 159 wins.

Yang Hyeon-jong’s victory record is currently in progress. If he adds just one win in the future, he will be shoulder to shoulder with Jeong Min-cheol, the second in all-time career wins, and if he adds one more win, he will rise to the sole second place in all-time career wins.

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