Dongyang Orions (predecessor of Goyang Carrot), a symbol of losing streak, was summoned. Women’s volleyball Pepper Savings Bank is in danger of the lowest win rate in professional sports history.
Pepper Savings Bank lost with a set score of 1-3 in the match against Heungkuk Life Insurance held at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 15th. They played close matches in every set, but were pushed back in the final battle of concentration. With this, Pepper accumulated his 20th loss of the season. Victory is the only road construction match on the 31st of last month.
At this rate, there is a possibility of achieving the record for the lowest win rate ever in the V-League. Since its inception in 2005, the teams with the lowest win rate are Sangmu in the 2006-07 season and KEPCO (now Korea Electric Power Corporation) in the 12-13 season. The two teams recorded only 2 wins and 28 losses, not exceeding 10% (0.067). In women’s volleyball, the lowest record was 0.097 (3 wins, 28 losses) recorded by Pepper last season.
If you look at other sports, it’s a disastrous level. In the 1998-99 season, the worst performance in professional basketball history, Daegu Dongyang (predecessor to Goyang Carrot) stayed with 3 wins and 42 losses. The win rate is 0.067, the same as Sangmu and KEPCO. At the time, Jeon Hee-cheol and Kim Byung-chul were serving in the military, and the team suffered a 32-game losing streak when foreign player Greg Colbert suddenly left the team.
In the K-League, Daejeon has a dishonorable record. Daejeon won 1 win, 11 draws and 15 losses (win rate 0.037, wins/number of games) in the 2002 regular season. However, since soccer has draws, it is difficult to directly compare it with other sports. In professional baseball, Sammi Superstars recorded 0.188 (15 wins, 65 losses) in 1982, the first year of its inception, and in women’s basketball, Kumho Life Insurance (2003 summer league) recorded 0.100 (2 wins, 18 losses), the lowest record.
Since the launch of the V-League in 2005, three new teams have been created: Woori Capital (currently Woori Card) in 2008, IBK Industrial Bank in 2011, and Rush & Cash (currently OK Financial Group) in 2013. The three teams were founded when resources were abundant to jump into the pros at the time. Shin Young-seok, Park Sang-ha (above Woori Card), Kim Hee-jin, Park Jung-ah (above IBK), Song Myeong-geun, Lee Min-gyu, and Song Hee-chae (above OK) joined as founding members. IBK and OK also reached the top in two seasons.
But Pepper Savings Bank is different. 안전놀이터 We selected 7 new players, but there were no limited resources. Unlike Woori Capital and IBK Industrial Bank, which participated in the league after a year of preparation, they joined right away. Even in the founding special nomination, it was not possible to bring in a key player because there were 9 protected players.
It is also a self-inflicted crisis at Pepper Savings Bank. At the time of the special nomination, Hyundai E&C did not bring players. Only 2 free agents (Ha Hye-jin and Lee Go-eun) were recruited in 2 years. Before the opening, he contacted Lee Jae-young, an invincible athlete, due to school violence. However, it was abandoned due to critical public opinion. The trade was all about bringing Oh Ji-young in the middle of the season. There was little power reinforcement.
The leadership vacuum is also getting longer. Pepper Savings Bank recruited manager Kim Hyeong-sil, who led the team to the semifinals of the 2012 London Olympics, as its founding director. He resigned after losing less than 2 years as he suffered 10 consecutive losses in the opening season. He has been working for nearly two months as an acting manager without appointing a successor, but there is no news of a new manager. At this rate, it is likely to remain the worst professional sports team of all time.