KBO’s efforts to ‘correct’ have reminded once again the meaning of baseball being called ‘the sport of record’.
The KBO announced on the 24th that the late Jang Hyo-jo’s career batting average had been corrected. The KBO, which has been constantly cross-verifying the records made into data, looked at the match between Cheongbo Pintos and Samsung held at Daegu Stadium on July 31, 1985, and found and corrected the recorded contents due to the incorrect application of the rules. At the end of the 6th inning, when Jang Hyo-jo hit a double with 1 out, 1st and 2nd base and hit 3rd, it was out due to the opposing team’s appeal for the 2nd base runner’s performance on 3rd base.메이저사이트
KBO said, “At the time, in Rule 12 of the Official Baseball Rule 10.07, ‘When a batter hits a hit ball but the preceding runner does not hit the base and is out by appeal, if the out is a force-out, it is not recorded as a hit.’ The batter’s hit had to be canceled because it was specified, but at the time, it was recorded as Jang Hyo-jo’s double as it actually happened.”
As a result, Jang Hyo-jo’s career batting average was corrected from 0.331 (1009 hits in 3050 at-bats) to 0.330 (1008 hits in 3050 at-bats). In addition, the batting average for the 1985 season was also corrected from 0.373 to 0.370 by rounding to the fourth decimal place according to the official baseball rules, changing the batting average from 6th to 10th in the previous season. The KBO cross-confirmed the reason for the correction of the record, the record sheet, and the rules at the time, and delivered this information to Jang Hyo-jo’s son Jang Eui-tae in advance.
Prior to this, the KBO corrected over 1,600 records by verifying and converting records of 6,168 games from 1982 to 1996, the first year of professional baseball. It was in 2001 that the KBO started to dataize game records online, but before that, it was a method of receiving handwritten records written on the field by facsimile, inputting them into the past computer program at the KBO secretariat, and then printing out the results for each day and storing them as documents. KBO has been working hard for years to correct mistakes by scorers, data input errors, and simple counting mistakes that have occurred in this process.
In the KBO record verification process, along with Jang Hyo-jo, the achievements of legends such as Jeon Jun-ho, whose total stolen bases were corrected from 550 to 549, and Jeong Min-cheol, whose complete game record increased from 60 to 61, were recalled again, as well as by correcting incorrect records to make history accurate. It means a lot to write it. The KBO said, “We will continue to make continuous efforts to preserve more accurate statistics and records by reviewing and comparing performance data with the record sheet.”