Choi Jung (36) can’t stop hitting. Choi became the youngest player to reach the 3800-run plateau with a pinch-hit home run.
Choi hit a pinch-hit home run while batting third in the lineup against the Samsung Lions in the 2023 KBO League regular season at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Wednesday온라인카지노.
In his first at-bat with the bases loaded and no outs in the first inning, Choi pulled a 137 km/h fastball from Samsung’s Baek Jung-hyun for a two-run home run that travelled 115 metres. The cannon didn’t stop there. In his second at-bat with the bases loaded in the second inning, he once again pulled a 138 km/h fastball from Baek Jung-hyun. A 120-metre solo shot.
With two home runs, the race to the top of the home run leaderboard is slowly becoming a one-man show. Before today, he had 16 home runs. With two more, he’s already four away from second-place Park Dong-won (LG Twins) with 14. It’s June, and the pace has been hot lately. Up until this day, he had hit half of his home runs in June (8), but he added two more. That’s 10 home runs for the month. He wasn’t even mentioned in the home run race until May, but he’s on a fearsome pace. He has now hit 447 career home runs, adding to the 445 he hit the day before against the Doosan Bears. He is now just 20 shy of Lee Seung-yeop’s all-time record.
With the home run, Choi became the fourth player in KBO history to reach the 3,800-run plateau. He is 36 years, 4 months, and 4 days younger than living legends Yang Jun-hyuk, Lee Seung-yeop, and Choi Hyung-woo. While Yang graduated from college, Lee went to Japan, and Choi was released and rejoined, Choi has spent his entire career in the KBO’s first team since making his first-team debut in 2005, just one year after high school. It is also significant that Choi is the first right-handed hitter.