At age 41, he made 11 saves and had an ERA of 1.80. If saves are added in mid-July, it will surpass Lim Chang-yong and set a new record.

Samsung Lions Oh Seung-hwan

Oh Seung-hwan (41, Samsung Lions), the oldest active professional baseball pitcher, seems to age backwards.

Oh Seung-hwan, born on July 15, 1982, has appeared in 18 games this season and is performing as well as his prime, posting 1 win, 2 losses, 11 saves, and an ERA of 1.80.

Oh Seung-hwan, who had been shaken by allowing three consecutive runs in late March, continued his streak of 10 consecutive scoreless games from the KIA Tigers game on April 6 to the Doosan Bears game on the 2nd of this month, and pitched one inning each in the KIA Tigers game on the 9th and the NC Dinos game on the 11th. He kept the team scoreless and earned all saves.

If this trend continues, Oh Seung-hwan is expected to easily set the record for the oldest save in KBO League history.

The oldest save record in KBO League history is Lim Chang-yong (retired), who set the record at 42 years and 3 days as a member of the KIA Tigers on June 7, 2018.

As of the 14th, Oh Seung-hwan, who lived 41 years, 9 months, and 30 days, is expected to break this record in mid-July.

Oh Seung-hwan already holds numerous ‘oldest records‘. In 2021, he simultaneously set the record for being the oldest save ever in a season with 40 and being the oldest save king.

This year, along with two records, he will also challenge for the KBO League’s first 40-year save title.

Oh Seung-hwan ranks third in the KBO League’s most saves category, following Moon Seung-won of SSG Landers and Hae-young Jeong of KIA Tigers (12 saves). The gap between the two players is only one save.

Oh Seung-hwan’s fightback laid the foundation for the Samsung team’s surprising performance this season.

Samsung, which had a difficult time last season due to tailgate problems, rose to a tie for second place based on its stable bullpen.

Samsung’s three veterans, Lim Chang-min (11 holds, ERA 1.50), Kim Jae-yoon (2 wins, 2 losses, 10 holds, ERA 3.13), and Oh Seung-hwan are clearly responsible for the 7th inning and beyond.

The performance of the three players can be inferred from the detailed team performance.

Samsung ranks second among the 10 teams with a winning percentage of 0.833 with 10 wins, 2 losses, and 0.833 in games where the starting pitcher gave up a quality start (6 innings, 3 earned runs).

When scoring first, their record is 16 wins, 2 losses, and a winning percentage of 0.889, ranking first overall.

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Samsung ranked first in this category with 21 quick hooks (replacing a pitcher who gave up 3 runs or less before the 6th inning) this season.

It is more than three times more than the Lotte Giants (No. 6), which has the fewest quick hooks. This is 3 times more than the 2nd place Doosan Bears (18 times). 스포츠토토