‘1703’… Hyunjong Yang sets record for most strikeouts in Kia Tigers history

The returning Ace wrote a new history once again.

Yang Hyun-jong (34) of the Kia Tigers started out in a home match against the Samsung Lions of the 2022 KBO League held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 1st and struck out Kang Min-ho in the second inning, striking out his 1703th career. It is the record for most strikeouts in Kia club history. The previous record was 1702, held by Lee Kang-cheol, KT (KT) Wiz.

With this, Yang Hyun-jong recorded the second most strikeouts in Korean professional baseball history after former Hanwha Eagles coach Song Jin-woo (2,048). Yang Hyun-jong previously recorded 1,700 strikeouts in the match against Katie in Suwon on the 26th of last month, surpassing former manager Seon Dong-yeol (1698).

In the match against the Lotte Giants held in Gwangju on the 14th of last month, Yang Hyun-jong set the record for 2000 innings, the 7th and youngest (34 years, 1 month, 13 days) in KBO league history.