In 2022, when SSG Landers celebrates the 40th anniversary of the establishment of professional baseball, for the first time ever, they created a myth of sprinting for first place throughout the season from the opening day to the end of the regular league, and went straight to the Korean Series (KS, 4 wins out of 7).

The 2nd place LG Twins lost 8-3 to the 5th placed KIA Tigers in the 2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home match held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 4th.

SSG, having played 141 games in the season with 88 wins, 4 draws and 49 losses, has achieved the feat of being No. It became the first team in the KBO League.

After beating the NC Dinos 4-0 on April 2, the opening day of this year, SSG sprinted for 10 consecutive opening victories, setting a tie record for this division in the KBO League, foreshadowing a blast.

Then, until mid-August, they ran an overwhelming race and virtually reserved first place.

'Wire-to-wire', which was born from horse racing and is mainly used in golf these days, is a rare record even in MLB (MLB), which has a history of more than 130 years.

Only five teams, the New York Yankees in 1927, the Brooklyn Dodgers (now Los Angeles Dodgers) in 1955, the Detroit Tigers in 1984, the Cincinnati Reds in 1990, and the Chicago White Sox in 2005, who were famous for their powerful batting line, won the wire-to-wire pennant race. I also had a toast to the World Series that year.

SSG, which changed its sign last year by acquiring the SK Wyverns, achieved first place in the regular league in two years after its founding.

Including its predecessor, SK, SSG went straight to the Korean Series for the first time in 12 years and the fourth in their career after 2007-2008 and 2010.

SSG also burst the championship champagne in the Korean Series with no exceptions in the year they took first place in the regular league, and in 2018, ranked second in the regular league to the Korean Series, defeating the Doosan Bears and lifting the trophy for the fourth time in their career.

SSG reorganized their teams over the course of three weeks and will face off against the winner of the playoffs in the Korean Series scheduled for the end of this month for a fifth win.

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