Seung-hwan Oh (Samsung Lions), who became the first pitcher in baseball to reach the 400-save milestone, admitted that he felt pressure to achieve the record. “I’m sorry that I didn’t perform well this year,” Oh said through the club after earning his 400th career KBO League save in a home game against the SSG Landers of the 2023 KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on Thursday, “but I’m glad that we won the last game (at home).” “I’ve been feeling pressure and conscious about achieving 400 saves,” he said, adding, “I didn’t say it out loud, but I also thought, ‘When will it come?
In the meantime, Oh Seung-hwan said he doesn’t attach much meaning to personal records. Whenever he sets a record, such as 500 career saves in the Korean-American Baseball Organization, he doesn’t feel any pressure to achieve it. When asked about his most memorable save so far, Oh said, “Today’s save.” As he said, his 400th save was the most memorable .Seung-hwan Oh’s 400th save was a dramatic one .The remaining regular-season games for Samsung were few and far between, and the dramatic save came in the final home game on April 14.
Taking the mound with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the eighth inning with a 4-3 lead, Oh Seung-hwan threw 34 pitches in 1 1/3 innings, striking out two and walking none to preserve the win. “I don’t have any goals left,” Oh said, “I just want the team to win a lot of games and move up in the standings.” “If I get a win, it will mean that I made 스포츠토토존 a lot of saves,” he said.