Mercy Rule Applied by Mother Nature

Two nights ago, the Changwon NC Dinos went on a tear and was on verge of breaking a number of offensive records (and defensive records by the Seoul Nexen Heroes)… until Mother Nature intervened after the 6th inning and showed mercy upon the Heroes.

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*It is not because of the run differential. The game was called due to heavy rainfall. (Courtesy of Yonhap News Agency)

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*Park Min-woo, 2012 winner of the Lee Yeong-min Award given to the best hitter in amateur baseball, went 5-for-5 and scored every time he reached base. (Courtesy of Yonhap News Agency)

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*38-year-old Lee Ho-jun had seven RBIs. (Courtesy of Yonhap News Agency)

So, here are the records that would have broken had the game continued to play the remaining three innings:

  1. Most reached bases in a game by a batter: 8 by Kim Tae-wan (김태완) in 2010.
    – In this game: 6 by Park Min-woo (박민우).
  2. Most plate appearances in a game by a batter: 9 by three players.
    – In this game: 5 by Park Min-woo (박민우).
  3. Most runs scored in a game by a batter: 5 by 10 players.
    – In this game: 5 by Park Min-woo (박민우).
  4. Most base hits in a game by a batter: 7 by Karim Garcia in 2010.
    – In this game: 5 by Park Min-woo (박민우).
  5. Most runs batted in in a game by a batter: 8 by 10 players.
    – In this game: 7 by Lee Ho-jun (이호준).
  6. Most runs/earned runs given up in a game by a pitcher: 14/14 by Kim Yu-bong (김유봉) in 1999.
    – In this game: 12/12 by Yun Yeong-sam (윤영삼).
  7. Most runs in a game by a team: 27 by Samsung Lions in 1997.
    – In this game: 25 by Changwon NC Dinos.
  8. Most innings with runs scored by a team: 8 by 11 teams.
    – In this game: 6 by Changwon NC Dinos.
  9. Biggest lead in a game by a team: 22 by Samsung Lions in 1997.
    – In this game: 19 by Changwon NC Dinos.
  10. Most base hits in a game by a team: 27 by 4 teams.
    – In this game: 21 by Changwon NC Dinos.
  11. Most home runs in a game by a team: 10 by Hyundai Unicorn twice in 2000.
    – In this game: 6 by Changwon NC Dinos.
  12. Most runs batted in in a game by a team: 26 by Samsung Lions in 1997.
    – In this game: 24 by Changwon NC Dinos.

I have not checked, but I am pretty sure Thad Weber set the record for most run support in a game.

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*Thad Weber pitched 5.2 innings. The game went into a rain delay and eventually ended when Ko Chang-sung (고창성) came in to relieve Weber. (Courtesy of Yonhap News Agency)

 

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