Only the Japanese media are talking about Jang Hoon Ichiro’s number one hit.
Jang Hoon has been working as a professional baseball critic in Japan for a long time. A spiteful tongue is the main weapon. He rarely stops saying bitter things. He is very cool in recognizing the record 토토사이트
There are records that Jang Hoon admits. Among the hidden records among the exposed records, Jang Hoon highly appreciates them.
In a column article in the latest issue of weekly baseball, Jang Hoon revealed the hidden records of the Japanese professional baseball he recognized. It also contains candid thoughts on Ichiro’s record.
“I’ve won the title seven times, a Japanese record with Ichiro (then Orix). In terms of my Japanese record, 3085 hits are widely known, but the season batting average of 0.300 or more remains the Japanese record 16 times and the career slugging award 251 times. I still have a lot, but I’m most proud of the record I’ve said before, but I’m batting .300 with 300 stolen bases.319, 504 home runs, 319 stolen bases. Because this record was achieved by only two people in the world.Another major leaguer is Willie Maze (then the Giants).He was called the best complete player of all time, and the expression shows this record well.”He is a player who can hit and hit home runs, and he can also play.”
“The first thing that comes to mind with the Japanese record of Oh Sadaharu (Yo Mi-ri at the time) is his 868 home runs. He has won the home run king title 15 times with a one-legged batting average. Readers will know that he was Japan’s proud home run hitter.But what I think is as great as 868 home runs on the king’s record is 2,390 walks. This, of course, is also a Japanese record. In addition, the team is ahead of No. 2 player Hiromitsu Ochia by a wide margin of 1,475. What a home run hitter needs is not power.There are two things: concentration and patience. If you wait calmly for a ball that can hit a home run and think you can’t hit it, you can send a strike. It’s not an opponent, it’s a fight with himself.As long as you have a bat, you want to swing and hit it somehow. I can only say that Oh`s concentration and patience were great when he got a walk of 2390, while waiting for a ball that can hit a home run with that desire.”
“The pitcher’s Japanese record is mostly by Shoichi Kaneda.His career record of 400 wins, 4490 strikeouts, 5526.1 pitches, and more than 20 wins in 14 consecutive years will probably not be broken in the future. All of them are great numbers, but like Oh’s walks, the record that I felt was 298’s career loss.This was also the largest number of games in Japan, but how many of them lost by one point, such as 0-1 and 1-2? The victory over 400 is great, but I think the defeat of 298 is also Kaneda’s medal. Given that the number of wins and losses is the highest, Kaneda was also the best pitcher in the history of the Japanese professional baseball league,” he continued.
Jang Hoon said, “There is another hidden Japanese record that I think is great. Yasuhiro Takai’s 27 career home runs in Hankyu. A pinch hitter is a one-shot game, and you don’t know when your turn will come.It’s not normal to hit a home run in that one at-bat. When it comes to starting business, four at-bats come back in one game, but it’s not like hitting a home run there. This is because the weight of one at-bat, or one ball, is completely different. Takai is known to have raised the value of pinch hitter, and he also played in the All-Star Game as a pinch hitter. The choice is Nomura Katsuya. Since he hit his first home run in the All-Star game, he must have been a master of pinch hitter. Out of his 130 home runs, 27 home runs were pinch-hit. Since 1975, the DH system has been employed in the Pacific League, and Takai has often sat there, but without it, the number of pinch-hit home runs must have increased.
“In terms of the same Hankyu, the 106 stolen bases of the season recorded by Yutaka Fukumoto in 72 are also great. However, what I want to evaluate is the fact that the number is as high as it is. What’s important in stolen bases is start, but as a premise, on base is the condition.Fukumoto was able to steal 106 bases because he not only ran but also hit well. Both 1,065 stolen bases and 299 stolen bases are the highest records in Japan. Like Kaneda’s defeat, 299 stolen bases are a great record.
In 2020, the Pacific League’s steal king was Shuto Wukyo (Softbank) with 50 steals. It is rare to win a title in the absence of a regulation at bat, but in the future, it will be the on-base percentage that Sto needs. If the on-base percentage is raised by training hits like Fukumoto, the number of stolen bases increases naturally. “That’s what you feel the most,” he said.
And Jang Hoon revealed his thoughts on Ichiro’s record. “As long as I’ve talked about the records for a long time, I have one last thing to say. I am not convinced that the U.S. and Japan combined to make a single record. Japan would be Japan’s record, and the United States would be the United States’ record. Nothing more or less. It must be clearly distinguished. If the U.S. and Japan acknowledge their overall records, why?Is the daily and daily records not treated the same? This means that he will accept U.S. baseball, but not Korean or Taiwanese baseball. For example, Ichiro had 1,278 hits in Japan and 3,089 hits in the United States.He has a total of 4,367 hits.I can only say that it is a really good number. Nevertheless, the number one hit record in Japan is not Ichiro, but I hit 3085 hits. Ichiro had only 1,278 hits in Japan. Ichiro’s 4367 hits are neither a Japanese record nor a U.S. record. It is a reference record from the U.S. and Japan. Pete Rose (then Cincinnati) hit a record of 4,256 hits. Even if Ichiro is over the top in the U.S. and Japan, such a convenient logic does not work in the U.S. It is only the Japanese press that Ichiro is the world’s number one over Pete Rose. Baseball is a record sport.The most important thing in the record is consistency.”That’s why I want the media to handle and report the records correctly.”