NC Dinos foreign pitcher Eric Peddy (30) was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for September in the Korean Professional Baseball KBO League.KBO said on the 12th, “Peddy received 15 out of 31 votes (48.4%) from the reporters and 166,054 (40.6%) out of 409,495 fan votes, with a total score of 44.47, making him his first individual Monthly MVP. He said, “Pedi received the highest support from both reporters and fans.”Peddie pitched in 4 games in the month of September, earning 3 wins and an ERA of 0.66.He also showed off his amazing strikeout ability, striking out 40 batters in 27⅓ innings.
Based on his good pitching in September, Peddie became the fifth player in KBO League history and the first foreign player to achieve the feat of 20 wins and 200 strikeouts.Those with 20 wins and 200 strikeouts were Jang Myeong-bu of the Sammi Superstars in 1983 (30 wins, 220 strikeouts), the late Choi Dong-won of the Lotte Giants in 1984 (27 wins, 223 strikeouts), and Si-jin Kim of the Samsung Lions in 1985 (25 wins, 201 strikeouts). It is a record achieved only by legendary pitchers such as Dong-yeol Sun of the Haitai Tigers in 1986 (24 wins, 214 strikeouts).This season, Peddie recorded 20 wins, 6 losses, an ERA of 2.06, and 204 strikeouts, making him one of only three players to win the ‘Pitcher Triple Crown’ including Sun Dong-yeol (1986, 1989, 1990, 1991), Ryu Hyun-jin 스포츠토토존 (2006), and Yoon Seok-min (2011). ‘ is also challenging.