KIA Yang Hyun-jong did it again… He pitched 170 innings for the first time in the KBO League for 8 consecutive years.

Started in the NC game and fought back… 170 innings every season since 2014
First record beyond former coach Jung Min-tae

Yang Hyun-jong (34), a native of the KIA Tigers, set another great record.

Yang Hyun-jong scored a pitching record of 170 innings for eight consecutive seasons for the first time in the KBO League by scoring 5 hits, 5 strikeouts and 1 run in 5 innings in a visiting game against the NC Dinos at Changwon NC Park in Changwon on the 22nd.

Yang Hyun-jong, who threw 165⅓ innings before the game, completed the 170-inning pitching record he had held since 2014 by striking out opposing Ho-cheol Seo in center field in the bottom of the 5th.

This is the first time in the KBO League that he has pitched 170 innings for eight consecutive years.

Former Hanwha Eagles coach Jung Min-tae threw 170 innings in seven consecutive seasons from 1995 to 2003 (2002 to 2002), but Yang Hyun-jong broke this record.

Yang Hyun-jong threw more than 170 innings every season, starting with 171⅓ innings in 2014.

In the 2016 season, he was responsible for 200⅓ innings, setting the record for the most innings in a single season.

Yang Hyun-jong, who threw 172⅓ innings in the 2020 season, returned to the KBO league after a year in the US professional baseball league in 2021 and continued the record again.

KIA Yang Hyun-jong, did it again... He pitched 170 innings for the first time in the KBO League for 8 consecutive years.

Yang Hyun-jong, who debuted in the KBO League in 2007, is setting various milestones.

He completed 2,000 career pitching innings at age 34, 1 month and 13 days at age 34, 1 month and 13 days in the game against the Lotte Giants on April 14, breaking the previous record for youngest. (34 years, 2 months, 9 days) of Hanwha’s current General Manager Jung Min-cheol (34 years, 2 months and 9 days), and on May 19 At 34 years, 2 months and 18 days, at the age of 34 years , 2 months and 18 days, against the Lotte Giants, he broke the record of the youngest 150 wins held by general manager Jeong Min-cheol (35 years, 2 months and 27 days).

This year, Yang Hyeon-jong did not set one or two records.

Before the game, he had 158 career wins, beating current KT Wiz manager Lee Kang-cheol (152 wins) to finish third in the KBO League.

Additionally, with 1,811 strikeouts until the game, he surpassed manager Lee Kang-cheol (1,751) and became second in his personal career strikeouts.

Song Jin-woo (2,48) and Yang Hyeon-jong are the only two pitchers in KBO league history to strike out more than 1,800 strikeouts.

On that day, Yang Hyeon-jong went scoreless until the 5th inning, but was replaced by Park Jun-pyo after allowing a triple to right-center to leadoff hitter Son Ah-seop in the bottom of the 6th inning leading off 3-0.

Park Jun-pyo gave up a sacrifice fly to right fielder Yang Eui-ji, and Yang Hyeon-jong’s ERA increased to one.

KIA leads 3-1 through the sixth inning.

/happy news

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