It’s Oh Seung-hwan, the best closer in Korea.
The Samsung Lions closer is just one save away from reaching the 400-save milestone, a feat no one else in the KBO has accomplished.
Seung-hwan Oh, who is in his 19th year in the league, has achieved most of his saves in the history books.
Starting with 100 saves in the fewest games and shortest season in his third year in 2007, he broke the records for the fewest games and youngest season in 2009 and 2011 to complete 150 and 200 saves, respectively.
His 200 saves in 334 games was a new world record for fewest games played.
Oh also became the first KBO pitcher to reach 250, 300, and 350 saves, creating an unrivaled record for saves.
Despite being away from the KBO for six years, from 2014 to 2019, Oh accumulated saves at an incredible pace. In June, he recorded a combined 500 saves in Korea, the United States, and Japan.
Seung-hwan Oh has accumulated enough saves to win a record six titles in his career. Not only did he become the oldest player in KBO history to record 40 saves in a season in 2021, but he has now recorded nine seasons of 20 or more saves.메이저사이트
Oh currently ranks first in career saves and is tied for third in that category for the 2023 season. Among active players, Hanwha’s Jung Woo-ram (197 saves) and KT’s Kim Jae-yoon (169 saves) are behind him, but Oh’s record as the career saves leader is unlikely to be broken anytime soon.
With 29 saves this season, he is on pace to reach 30 saves for the third consecutive year, so it will be interesting to see if he can continue to break the KBO’s saves record.
The KBO will honor Seung-hwan Oh with a commemorative award if he reaches 400 saves.
In the meantime, Oh is 4-5 with a 3.52 ERA in 29 saves over 61.1 innings pitched in 57 games this season.