“It’s the first time I’ve seen it since coach Jung Myung-won’s no-hitter in the 1996 Korean Series.”
Baek Jeong-hyun of the Samsung Lions almost rewrote KBO history at the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Kiwoom Heroes match held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 18th. This is because he went beyond the best pitching and almost made a perfect game that has never been played in the history of the KBO league.메이저사이트
Baek Jung-hyun, who started as a starter, did not give up a single hit or walk from the 1st inning to the 8th inning with 1 out. He had no runners on base due to a fielder’s error. He succeeded in handling 22 batters in a row. As each inning went on, his anticipation grew.
But no luck. After one out in the 8th inning, Edison Russell hit a ball to the shortstop, and Baek Jung-hyun held out his glove, but it deflected and became an infield hit. It was the moment when not only a perfect game but also a no-hit and no-run collapsed.
On this day, Baek Jeong-hyun came up in the 9th inning, but he could not throw it to the end, giving consecutive hits to Kiwoom’s batting line. However, he added strength to the team’s winning streak with the first win of the season in a good fight with 3 hits, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs in 8 innings.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man cannot help but be pleased with Baek’s good fight. Baek Jung-hyun played 24 games last season and was sluggish with an average ERA of 5.27 with 4 wins and 13 losses. He was also sluggish with an average ERA of 6.55 in 3 games even in the exhibition game, and on the 6th, his first appearance in the regular season, Hanwha Eagles gave up 5 runs in 2 innings, leaving regret.
However, in the last 12 days, he came back to life before SSG Landers and showed that he definitely came back to life before Kiwoom.
Manager Park Jin-man, whom we met on the 19th, said, “As a player, coach Jeong Myung-won had a no-hitter during the Korean Series, and this is the first feeling I feel since then. It was the best pitching,” he said.
KIA Tigers coach Jeong Myeong-won, who has a record of 75 wins and 124 saves in the KBO League, achieved a no-hitter in the 4th game of the Korean Series against the Haitai Tigers on October 20, 1996 while playing for Hyundai. Coach Myung-won Jeong is the first KBO player to break 40 saves.