In sports, the terms ‘record’ and ‘record’ have slightly different meanings .A record, whose dictionary definition is “a record that is very difficult to set,” is a cumulative record accumulated over at least one season of play.For example, 20 wins in a season, 50 home runs, or 2,000 hits in a career .The dictionary definition of a record is “an unusual or rare record that is rarely seen. Examples include a no-hitter, where a player pitches nine innings without allowing a hit or a run, or a hit for the cycle, where a player hits both a single and a home run in the same game .A cycling hit is a unique and rare occurrence, as Kang Seung-ho (Doosan Bears) set the record on the 15th against the Gwangju KIA Tigers, making it the 30th in KBO history. In particular, Kang Seung-ho was the first player in the KBO to achieve the record in the reverse order of the components of a cycling hit: home run, triple, double, and single.I t’s a real record plus a real record. The first player to complete a cycling hit in the KBO was Oh Dae-seok (Samsung Lions) on 12 June 1982 against the Guduk Sammi Superstars, the first year of professional baseball. Kim Eung-guk (Lotte Giants) is the seventh player in history to have a cycling hit, and he did it on 14 April 1996 against the Hanwha Eagles in the still-unique sequence of “single, double, triple, home run” .Although it is not an official baseball term, in the United States, Kim’s record is called a “natural cycle” and Kang Seung-ho’s is called a “reverse cycle” .Even in Major League Baseball (MLB), where there have been 344 cycling hits in history, natural and reverse cycles are rare, with only 15 and 10 respectively. Among the MLB reverse cycle achievers is Luke Scott, who played for the SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) in 2014.With Kang Seung-ho’s cycling hit, Doosan is now the most prolific club in history with six such hits The Samsung Lions are next with five, followed by the Hanwha Eagles, LG Twins, Kiwoom Heroes, Lotte Giants and NC Dinos with three each .SSG has never produced a record-breaker, including its predecessor club SK, which was founded in 2000.However, SSG outfielder Shin-Soo Choo became the only Korean to achieve the feat on 22 July 2015 against the Colorado Rockies while playing for the MLB Texas Rangers .Yang Jun-hyuk (Samsung) and Eric Thames (NC) have each hit the elusive cycling hit twice. Themes did it on 9 April 2015 against KIA in Gwangju and again on 11 August against Mokdong Nexen (now Kiwoom), 스포츠토토 making him the only Korean to do it twice in a single season.

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