KIA Tigers’ Yang Hyun-jong reached 162 career wins, moving into sole possession of second place on the all-time wins list.
KIA won a 6-3 home game against LG in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on April 27.먹튀검증 Yang Hyun-jong, who started the game, gave up three runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 6⅔ innings to earn his third win of the season and 162nd win of his career.
Yang, who had 159 career wins before this season, is making each victory count. After reaching 160 wins against Samsung Electronics in Gwangju on April 22 and then 161 against SSG in Gwangju on May 9, Yang joined the ranks of “legend” Jung Min-cheol, but failed to reach 162 against Doosan in Jamsil on April 14 and Kiwoom in Gwangju on May 21. However, with the help of his teammates, he carved out another place in the league’s history.
After the win, Yang Hyun-jong said, “It feels great. I was under a lot of pressure, but not only me, but the players were under a lot of pressure as well, so I felt like I needed to achieve this record to be able to play more comfortably. In the future, if I am the starter, I will play without such pressure, so I am glad.”
KIA, which led 6-3 on the day, faced a crisis in the top of the ninth inning when Jung Hae-young came up to bat with the bases loaded, but fortunately, he was able to get the remaining outs to preserve the game and prevent Yang’s victory from being blown. “I want these records to be broken sooner rather than later, so I think there was a sense of urgency because I was in the position of watching and not throwing,” Yang said.
“I felt a little sorry for other players for various career records, and I felt a lot of pressure, but I think I feel a little better with three wins in a season than 162 wins,” he said, adding, “It’s a career record, and if I don’t get sick and keep working hard, it will come. It’s up to me.”