Dongju Moon (20), a big prospect for the professional baseball Hanwha Eagles, threw a fastball that broke the 160km mark for the first time as a Korean player in the KBO League.
Moon Dong-ju struck out a 160.1km fastball in a ball count 0-ball-2 strike against Park Chan-ho after one shot in the bottom of the 1st inning in an away match against the 2023 KBO League KIA Tigers held at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 12th.
The ‘160.1km’ recorded by Moon Dong-ju is the speed measured by the ‘Pitch Tracking System’ (PTS) operated by ‘Sports to I’, the KBO’s official record statistics company.
In the PTS, which has been in operation since 2011, the pitching speed exceeded 160 km, which is the first time since foreign pitcher Redames Liz, who played for the LG Twins from 2011 to 2013, and Fabillo Castillo (then Hanwha) in 2016, Moon Dong-ju.
On September 24, 2012, Leeds threw a fastball that exceeded 160 km on PTS standards 10 times, including 162.1 km against Cho Dong-hwa of SK Wyverns (predecessor of SSG Landers).
On October 3, 2016, Castillo threw 160.4 km against Kuk Hae-seong of the Doosan Bears.
Among domestic pitchers, on September 7, 2012, Choi Dae-seong, who was a member of the Lotte Giants, threw 158.7 km against Jang Seong-ho of the Hanwha Eagles, the previous fastest speed.
Ahn Woo-jin, who has emerged as the best pitcher in the KBO League, recorded 158.4km against Kim Seong-hyun of SSG Landers on September 30 last year, following Choi Dae-seong.
Previously, 3rd place was 157.7km, set by Han Seung-hyeok (Hanwha Eagles) in 2016 during the KIA days, 4th place was 157.5km recorded by Yohan Cho (SSG) last year, and 5th place was 157.2km written by Jo Sang-woo (Kiwoom Heroes) in 2019.
As a result, Moon Dong-ju became the first Korean player to break 160 km in the PTS run by ‘Sports to I’, a KBO statistics company. 안전놀이터