Celebrating the veteran’s significant 100 saves.
Professional baseball Kiwoom held an awards ceremony to commemorate the achievement of 100 individual saves by close pitcher Lim Chang-min (38) ahead 스포츠토토of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against Doosan held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 23rd.
Lim Chang-min took the mound in the bottom of the 9th inning against Incheon SSG on the 4th and blocked one inning without a run, achieving 100 saves in his personal career. It is a splendid achievement 14 years after being nominated by Hyundai with the 11th pick in the 2nd round of the 2008 rookie draft and announcing his debut in 2009 with Heroes. It is the 20th and oldest (37 years, 9 months, 10 days) record of 100 saves in KBO history. As a player belonging to the club, he is the second after Son Seung-rak in 2013.
In particular, it is a more meaningful record when looking back at his past time when his future was uncertain amid the sadness of being released from NC in 2021 and Doosan in 2022 for two consecutive years.
At the awards ceremony that day, Kiwoom general manager Ko Hyeong-wook presented Lim Chang-min with a prize money of 2 million won and a commemorative photo frame, and KBO Game Operations Chairman Kim Yong-hee delivered a commemorative trophy and a bouquet of flowers.
Lim Chang-min said, “I am happy to come back to Heroes and achieve a record. It took him a long time, but he thinks it’s meaningful because he seems to have repaid those who supported him. I will show you a good image in the future,” he said.