Jung Woo-ram (Hanwha) became the first pitcher in KBO League history to appear in 1,000 games.
On the 2nd, in the home game against NC Dinos held at Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park in Daejeon, Woo-Ram Jeong took the mound as the second pitcher following starter Felix Peña in the top of the 7th inning, and ended the game by catching Oh Young-Soo with a grounder to second base. He only faced one batter, but he was good enough for his 1,000th appearance on the mound.온라인카지노
A pitcher’s appearance in 1,000 games is a record that is difficult to find even in the major leagues and Japanese professional baseball. Even in nearby Japan, Hitoki Iwase’s 1,002 appearances in the 2018 season is the highest ever. Considering only the records under the age of 40, 38-year-old Jeong Woo-ram will be the only pitcher in the East to have played 1,000 games. Iwase reached the 1,000 game appearance record at the age of 43.
Even in the 100-year-old Major League Baseball, only 16 pitchers have played in more than 1,000 games. Jesse Orozco, synonymous with veterans, holds the all-time record with 1,252 appearances, followed by Mike Stanton, John Franco, and Mariano Rivera. Only four players have played in more than 1,100 games, with the fifth-most capped player, Dennis Eckersley, playing in 1,071 games. Of these five, Rivera and Eckersley were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Among the 16 major league pitchers who have appeared in more than 1,000 games, only three have appeared in their 1,000th game in the under-40 season. Mike Stanton, Lee Smith, and Michael Jackson. As such, setting this record in his 38-year-old season is almost a new record.
Jung Woo-ram, who debuted in 2004, served as a full-time reserve in 2013-14 and despite playing two seasons less, he has played 974 innings in 1,000 games, recording 64 wins, 47 losses, 197 saves, and an ERA of 3.17.