Samsung’s Oh Seung-hwan, a one-hundred-per-hundred record on the mound

Seunghwan Oh (40) wrote a great record. 

The Samsung Lions won 9-6 against the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League NC Dinos held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 6th.먹튀검증 Samsung maintained 7th place with 23 wins and 28 losses in 51 matches.

Oh Seung-hwan, the finisher of Samsung’s ‘end plate’ on this day, climbed the mound in the top of the 9th inning. Oh Seung-hwan allowed lead hitter Son Ah-seop to hit, but Seo Ho-chul hit second base with a straight hit, Cheon Jae-hwan struck out, and Jason Martin hit first base with a grounder. Through this, Oh Seung-hwan, who deleted the innings, added one save while protecting the team’s victory. 

With this save, Oh Seung-hwan recorded his 8th save this season and achieved 500 saves in Korea, the US and Japan. It is truly a colossal feat. 

Oh Seung-hwan, born in 1982, wore a Samsung uniform in the 2nd 1st round in 2005 with a total of 5 times. The following year, with 47 saves in 2006, his first full-time finishing year, he recorded the most saves ever in a single season in the KBO League. 

On the mound, he was well-suited to the word “one per hundred,” which means he can handle 100 people. Since then, he has played an active role as Samsung’s final boss and opened the Lions dynasty wide. 

Seunghwan Oh started his overseas life in 2014 when he moved to Hanshin Tigers in Japan. Oh Seung-hwan was also very active there. From 2016, he moved to the major leagues in the United States and played a big role in the St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies. In particular, the memory of locking the back door while matching battery breathing with the best catcher Yadier Molina in St. Louis is still vivid. 

Oh Seung-hwan returned to Samsung in 2019, and the save that day brought him to 378 saves in his KBO league career. He recorded 80 saves in Japan and 42 saves in the United States, making 500 saves in Korea, the US and Japan. 

Even though direct comparison is difficult due to the different leagues, only Mariano Rivera with 652 saves and Trevor Hoffman with 601 saves have surpassed 500 saves in the major leagues. In Japanese professional baseball, 407 saves is the record of Hitoki Iwase. 500 saves in a single league are rare, but of course there is no combined 500 saves in Korea, the US and Japan. Oh Seung-hwan made such a feat. 

It is even more wonderful because it is a record made by overcoming his ordeal. Oh Seung-hwan had a difficult time this season, and because of that, he improved his condition by starting for the first time in his life. However, the final boss overcame this too and stood tall with 500 saves. He made a record that will last forever. 

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