Peach Clock, which reduced ML average game time by 24 minutes, KBO also expects speedup

Regarding the pitch clock, which is scheduled to be introduced in the 2024 season with ABS, KBO comprehensively analyzed changes in game indicators such as game time changes and stolen bases in Major League Baseball, and satisfaction of spectators. 토토사이트

This year, Major League Baseball introduced a pitch clock that requires pitchers to throw the ball within 15 seconds when there is no runner and 20 seconds when there is a runner. The batter must also complete preparation for hitting within 7 seconds when there is no runner and 12 seconds when there is a runner. Violation of this will result in one ball for the pitcher and one strike for the batter.

As a result, the average time per Major League game this year was 2 hours and 40 minutes, down a whopping 24 minutes from the previous year (3 hours and 4 minutes). Only nine games took more than 3 hours and 30 minutes for the shortest game time since 1985 (2 hours and 40 minutes). In 2021, it took more than 3 hours and 30 minutes, the most ever, reached 390 games, and the pace of the game accelerated to an innovative level in two years.

The average time per game in the KBO League this year is 3 hours and 16 minutes. It has never been less than 3 hours and 10 minutes since 2005. KT (3 hours and 9 minutes) is the only team among the 10 teams this year that has not exceeded 3 hours and 10 minutes. Lotte had the longest game time of 3 hours and 20 minutes. In this era of short content, too long game time is likely to be a negative factor for box office success.

KBO surveyed the average pitching interval of league pitchers and analyzed detailed indicators such as the average number of check attempts and when the batter was ready to hit. As a result of this comprehensive analysis, we believe that pitch clock rules suitable for the KBO League are needed and are reviewing the contents of internal implementation.

KBO plans to stabilize and upgrade the system and hold briefing sessions for fast adaptation of players and coaching staff so that the new system can be settled and operated stably as the introduction of ABS and pitch clock is planned from the 2024 season. In addition, he stressed that he plans to continue to develop a “League Level-Up Project” to realize “Fan First” to present more valuable and interesting games to fans.

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