Oh Seung-hwan Makes 300th Save

Oh Seung-hwan Oh Seung-hwan

Oh Seung-hwan, closer for the Hanshin Tigers in Japan's professional baseball league, picked up his 300th career save in Korea and Japan combined on Monday.

Oh stepped onto the mound in the top of the ninth when the Tigers were leading 3-0 over the Yomiuri Giants in a home game.

He gave up two hits and had runners on first and second with just one out. But he got the next batters, earning his 23rd save of the season.

Oh had 277 saves from 2005 to 2013 in Korea and is the second player to break the 300 mark after Lim Chang-yong, who played for the Samsung Lions and Tokyo Yakult Swallows.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 22, 2014 09:15 KST