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Yesterday, Oh Seung-hwan reached 500 saves in his Korean-American career.
It’s been 19 years since his debut, which means he’s recorded more than 26 saves every year.
Even as he celebrates, he’s already looking ahead to his next goal.
Park Jae-woong is the reporter.
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Oh Seung-hwan recorded his 500th career save in the Korean-American game by getting the last out himself.
He shared another passionate hug with Kang Min-ho, as he did for his 400th save three years ago.
“I’ve come to realize how hard it is to make a save, and (recently) the fans have been disappointed, but I’m so happy to do it today!”
His teammates congratulated him with a series of water baptisms, and a cake-covered Oh was all smiles after his ceremony with a young fan.
Seung-hwan Oh made his professional debut in 2005 and dominated the Korean scene with his trademark quickness, winning five saves the following year.
In 2014, he moved to Japan, where he won two consecutive saves.
In 2016, he moved to the United States and added 42 more saves, eventually reaching the 500-save plateau in his fourth season back in Korea.
A first in Asia and one of only two in the major leagues 토토사이트.
“I said, ‘Hyung, I think I’m going to get 500 saves today, so let’s do it today,’ and Seung-hwan said, ‘Yeah, let’s go for it.’ I’m having a little bit of a rough patch right now, but I still think ‘class is forever.'”
After a rough start to the season, which saw him sent to the second team in his first professional start, Oh is looking to regain his form.
The living legend’s challenge is still on.
“My son was born in April, so I feel like I need to work harder.”
<Will we be able to see you make 400 saves in the KBO?
“I’ll do my best, and I’ll work hard so that the fans can watch the ninth inning more comfortably.”