St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright (42) achieved his 200th career win. This is the 122nd record in Major League history and the 5th among active pitchers.메이저놀이터
Wainwright started the home game against Milwaukee held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri on the 19th (Korean time) and led the team to a 1-0 victory with a pitching pitch of 7 innings, allowing 4 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts, and no runs. With this, they achieved their 5th win (11 losses) of the season, reaching 200 wins in total.
In fact, a total of 122 players have achieved 200 wins in the big leagues, so it is not a rare record. There was a time when the standard for starting pitchers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame was 300 wins. However, in modern baseball, where starting pitchers’ pitching innings have decreased and the weight of the bullpen has increased, the value of 200 wins means more than just a record. Moreover, the number of pitchers who can make long runs is noticeably decreasing due to their physical endurance not being able to withstand it.
MLB.com, the major league website, said, “Considering the recent baseball trend of a decrease in the lifespan of starting pitchers and an increase in the number of bullpen pitchers who throw fastballs, Wainwright’s record of 200 wins is a rare record that will be difficult to achieve for the time being.”
Looking at the number of wins of the remaining active players, it seems unlikely that the 200-win record will be achieved for some time. Cole Hamels (40 years old, 163 wins) and Johnny Cueto (37 years old, 144 wins) are candidates who are close to 200 wins, but 200 wins is not easy considering their age and skills. Gerrit Cole (33 years old, 143 wins) is a strong candidate. Active pitchers who reached the 200-win mark before Wainwright were Justin Verlander (Houston, 255 wins), Jack Greinke (Kansas City, 224 wins), Max Scherzer (Texas, 214 wins), and Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers, 209 wins). )all.
This record is even more dramatic when looking at Wainwright’s performance this season, when he was only 5 wins away from reaching 200 wins. Although he had pitched 20 times before today, he had only 4 wins and an average ERA of 7.40. In particular, after recording his 198th career win against the New York Mets last June, he has lost only 10 times in 11 games without a win. He had four appearances remaining before his retirement and should have picked up two wins while dealing with his back and elbow pain. This is why his 200th win is even more dramatic and impressive.
The moment Wainwright achieved his 200th win, the St. Louis players on the field cheered and the home fans gave a standing ovation. The message “200 WINS” was engraved on the Busch Stadium electronic display board along with Wainwright’s photo.
After the game, Wainwright said, “We continued to strive to make the moment better than the 2006 Championship Series, but it wasn’t easy. “When the game ended that day, he was out of breath and in tears,” he said. Wainwright, who was suffering from his worst struggles and elbow pain this season, said, “For one night at least, I was a real pitcher and who I always wanted to be. “I’ve struggled this year more than any other time in my career, so tonight was even more meaningful for me to make this record,” he added.
Wainwright made his big league debut with St. Louis in 2005. He only wore the red uniform of St. Louis for 19 years until this year. In 2009 and 2013, he was the National League Most Wins Champion. He also reached the 20-win milestone twice (2010 and 2014) and gave the team a World Series championship in 2006. In Game 7 of the National League Championship Series that year, the three-pitch strikeout he struck out against slugger Beltran with one out remaining is a famous scene that is still talked about. Wainwright’s career records are 200 wins, 128 losses, and an ERA of 3.53 in 478 games.