“Stopped for 204 minutes” KT-Hanwha Daejeon DH 2nd match sets record for longest stoppage in history
The professional baseball match between KT Wiz and Hanwha Eagles set a new record for the longest interruption in KBO League history.메이저놀이터
KT and Hanwha competed in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Hanwha Life Insurance Eagles Park in Daejeon on the 17th.
The game between both teams on this day was scheduled as a double header. The first game, which started at 2 PM, ended with KT’s 7-0 victory, and the second game started at 5:10 PM.
However, heavy rain poured down during Hanwha’s attack in the bottom of the 5th inning when KT was ahead 3-1. At 6:33 p.m., the referee declared a halt to the game, but the ground quickly became flooded.
The rain stopped for a while, but the game could not be easily resumed because water accumulated in various parts of the ground.
Moreover, since the home team Hanwha, which was trailing, did not finish its attack in the bottom of the 5th inning, the ‘rainy cold game’ condition was not met. Since both teams were scheduled to play a 9-game series including a double header starting today, it was burdensome to declare a ‘no game’ and make a new schedule.
In the end, the referee decided to resume the game, but the ground maintenance time took quite a long time.
The intermission lasted well over three hours, and it was not until 9:57 p.m. that Hanwha’s game resumed in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The game was stopped for 3 hours and 24 minutes, or a whopping 204 minutes. This is a new record for the longest suspension in KBO League history.
The previous record in this category was 116 minutes, held twice, both at Daejeon Stadium.
The Samsung-Binggrae match held in Daejeon on August 15, 1987 was stopped for 116 minutes after two rain stoppages, and the KT-Hanwha match held in Daejeon on July 23 last year was stopped once, but like today, it takes a long time to maintain the ground, and as expected, I had to wait 116 minutes.
It is highly likely that the record of a game being suspended for over three hours will not be broken for some time.
In the resumed game, KT put Son Dong-hyun on the mound instead of starting pitcher Wes Benjamin, and Hanwha also put Lee Min-woo on the mound instead of starting pitcher Han Seung-ju.
The 6th inning is currently underway with KT currently ahead 3-1.