Yang Hyeon-jong (35) was infamous.
The KIA Tigers won 3-0 in the match against SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 9th.
On this day, the two legends KIA Yang Hyeon-jong and SSG Kim Gwang-hyun, representing the KBO League, were played as a starting match. Not only the two clubs, but almost all clubs tend to avoid face-to-face confrontations between aces, but a big match was concluded with overlapping cancellations such as rain.
Both players played their part in the selection, but the one who laughed was KIA. Kim Gwang-hyun recorded a quality start (6 innings, 3 runs or less) with 6 strikeouts, 2 walks and 3 runs in 6 innings, but Yang Hyun-jong showed a dominant start (8 innings, 1 run or less) with 8 innings, 10 strikeouts, 1 walk and no runs.
The dominant start Yang Hyeon-jong recorded on this day is a record that can be recorded only when he completely dominates the game, as can be seen from the English word dominant, which means ‘dominant’. Yang Hyeon-jong showed such an appearance on this day and made the team win.
Yang Hyeon-jong also recorded a victory that day and recorded his 161st win in the KBO League, rising to a tie for second place with retired Jeong Min-cheol. Now, only Song Jin-woo (210 wins) has accumulated more multipliers than that in the KBO League. Considering that Yang Hyeon-jong also went to the US Major League in the middle, it is an even more impressive record.
This is the history of the Tigers, which began in 1982 (Haitai Tigers: 1982-2001, KIA Tigers: 2001). The Tigers, who have won the most championships ever with 11, have produced many stars as their achievements. 안전놀이터
However, among them, there were only two players who received permanent numbers, Seon Dong-yeol and Lee Jong-beom. The standard is so high that other stars such as Lee Kang-cheol, Lee Dae-jin, Lee Soon-chul, and Kim Bong-yeon do not receive it.
Yang Hyeon-jong is a player who is likely to cross the high hurdles third. It can be said that such a Tigers legend showed his true value once again by showing a dominant start in a big match.