Conquering the ‘Pitcher’s Tomb’…”The Best COL Trade of the 21st Century” fondly remembered
- on Jun 28, 2023
Seung-hwan Oh (41, Samsung), who once conquered the graveyard of pitchers, has been named the Colorado Rockies’ best trade of the 21st century.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, announced the “Best Trade Deadline Acquisitions of the 21st Century” for each of the 30 teams on Sunday.
Colorado, a member of the National League West, was mentioned on the list. Seung-hwan Oh went 5-1 with a 5.67 ERA in 46 games and one save in 2018 and 2019 for Colorado, which calls Coors Field, the graveyard of pitchers, home.
“Seung-hwan Oh wasn’t exactly a household name when Colorado acquired him from the Toronto Blue Jays,” MLB.com recalled, “but he dazzled in his first year with the Rockies, going 2-0 with one save and a 2.53 ERA in 25 games.
His big-game strength was also highlighted. “Oh pitched 1⅔ scoreless innings of relief in the bottom of the 10th inning of the 2018 National League Wild Card Game against the Chicago Cubs to secure Colorado’s most recent postseason victory,” MLB.com wrote. The Rockies won that game 2-1 in 13 extra innings,” he said of his moment of glory.먹튀검증
A top-notch closer for the Samsung Lions of the KBO and the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball, Oh realized his dream of playing in the major leagues when he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2016. He made a dominant debut, unseating starter Trevor Rosenthal, and went on to collect 39 saves in two years.
Seung-hwan Oh started the 2018 season with the Toronto Blue Jays before being traded to Colorado in July. In exchange for Oh, the Rockies received outfielder Forrest Will and first baseman Chad Spanberger, along with cash considerations or a future player.
Seung-hwan Oh struggled in 2019, going 3-1 with a 9.33 ERA in 21 games, and was released in July. He returned to the KBO in early August, signing with Samsung.
Seung-hwan Oh has a career major league record of 16-13 with a 3.31 ERA in 232 games and 42 saves. Earlier this month, Oh reached the 500-save milestone in his Korean-American career.