From ‘a talent on the mound’ to a ‘big pitcher’… ‘Coffee gift’ arrived after 15 years of fan heartbreak
“It’s been going on since the days of Mudeung Baseball Stadium.”
Gwangju Kia Champions Field on the 15th. A coffee truck arrived at the entrance of the KIA team on the third base side.
The main character is Yang Hyeon-jong. Yang Hyun-jong, who joined KIA in the second first round of the 2007 rookie draft (first overall pick), has appeared in a total of 478 games, recording 166 wins, 111 losses, 9 holds, and an ERA of 3.84. He won all but two of his 166 wins as a starting pitcher, ranking alone for the most wins as a starter in the KBO League. The previous record was Song Jin-woo with 163 wins.스포츠토토
He is 7-9 with a 3.99 ERA in 23 games this season, and three more wins would mark his ninth straight double-digit win streak. The most wins in consecutive seasons in history was set by Lee Kang-cheol for 10 consecutive seasons. It is also another goal for Yang Hyeon-jong.
He recently set a record of 100 strikeouts for the 9th consecutive year.
Yang Hyun-jong, who is making a big mark in the history of pitchers in the KBO League, has no shortage of the title ‘big pitcher’.
Although he is now a top pitcher whom everyone considers as a role model, Yang Hyeon-jong clearly had a ‘childhood’. Although he showed growth in 2007 and 2008, Yang Hyeon-jong appeared in 79 games over two years and recorded 1 win, 7 losses, and 5 holds.
A time when he started as a relief pitcher and gradually developed into a key player by going back and forth between starting and relief. There are people who cheered for ‘young Yang Hyun-jong’. They gathered together in 2009 under the name of ‘Yang Hyeon-jong, the talented boy of the mound.’
In the game between Lotte and KIA held at Gwangju KIA Champions Field on the 13th, KIA starting pitcher Yang Hyun-jong is fighting back. Gwangju = Reporter Heo Sang-wook email@example.com/2023.09.13/
On the 1st, a KBO League match between SSG and KIA was held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. KIA starting pitcher Yang Hyun-jong comes down from the mound after pitching the 7th inning. Incheon = Reporter Song Jeong-heon firstname.lastname@example.org/2023.09.01/
15 years have already passed since I watched and cheered for Yang Hyun-jong since he was the youngest pitcher at Mudeung Baseball Stadium.
Yang Hyun-jong, who completed two years of hard work in the first team, showed an even more rapid growth trend. 2009. He appeared in 29 games, becoming a 10-win pitcher with a record of 12 wins, 5 losses, 1 hold, and an ERA of 3.15, and he won 16 games in 2010. Although he did not accumulate many wins over the next two years, he has clearly played the role of the team’s ace with double-digit wins since 2014.
Yang Hyun-jong has so far refused the idea of fans sending him a coffee truck. He thought about the burden of the fans and allowed his junior players to become the protagonists.
It wasn’t until the end of the season that a coffee truck arrived in Yang Hyun-jong’s name. Fans said, “He set many records this year, and other players also received a lot of coffee and tea, so we really wanted to send him in the name of Yang Hyun-jong.”
The coffee truck had the following phrase written on it: ‘Yang Hyun-jong grew from a talented player on the mound to a great pitcher for Kia.’ It was a sentence that contained Yang Hyun-jong’s growth.
KIA, who is in 4th place, will play a 3-game series against the 6th-place Doosan Bears, one game behind them. A three-game series on the weekend that will be a watershed in the battle for rankings. The KIA team was able to open the three-game series in good spirits with a coffee truck named ‘Big Pitcher’.