Ryu Hyun-jin, the oldest Korean big leaguer beyond Park Chan-ho

‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (oronto Blue Jays) stood up like a tumbler again after a major injury and showed off his strength. He won the game in just three games after his comeback, surpassing the record of ‘Korean Express’ Park Chan-ho.

Ryu Hyun-jin started in the 2023 Major League Chicago Cubs game held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 14th (Korean time), and the team won 11-4 with a good pitch of 5 innings, 2 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 2 runs (non-voluntary). and became a winning pitcher.

Ryu Hyun-jin, who had been immersed in rehabilitation for a long time after undergoing elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) in June last year, became a winning pitcher in his third game after returning to the big leagues earlier this month. It was the first victory in 444 days since the LA Angels on May 27 last year.

With this victory, Ryu Hyun-jin recorded his 76th career win (46 losses, 1 save), especially at the age of 36 years, 4 months, and 20 days, breaking Park Chan-ho’s record as the oldest Korean starter.

Earlier, Park Chan-ho won against the LA Dodgers on May 13, 2009, when he was in the Philadelphia Phillies, at the age of 35 years, 10 months, and 13 days.

Ryu Hyun-jin and Park Chan-ho extended their oldest record in 14 years by six months.

Park Chan-ho won the big league until 2010, when he was 37. However, all six wins have been saved since May 13, 2009.

Park Byung-ho last won the game against the Florida Marlins (now Miami) on October 2, 2010, when he was a member of Pittsburgh. He was 37 years old, 3 months and 2 days old.

If Ryu Hyun-jin takes the big league stage by next season, he can set the record for the oldest winning pitcher in Korea regardless of starting or saving.

However, Ryu Hyun-jin’s four-year contract with Toronto expires at the end of this season, so he must sign another free agent (FA) contract in the big leagues to break the record.

by: 먹튀검증디비

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