Choi Jeong (36)’s sense of hitting does not cool down. Choi Jeong became the youngest player to hit 3,800 bases with a home run.메이저도메인
Choi Jeong-eun started as the third hitter and third baseman in the 2023 KBO League regular season home game against the Samsung Lions held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 23rd and hit a home run in consecutive hits.
In the first at-bat with a 1-0 lead, Samsung Baek Jung-hyeon’s 137km/h fastball in the first at-bat situation led to a two-run home run with a distance of 115m. Cannons don’t stop there. Entering the second at-bat in the second inning with no runners out, he pulled Baek Jeong-hyeon’s 138km/h fastball once again. 120m distance solo gun.
With two home runs, Choi Jeong’s home run race is gradually becoming a solo system. Until this day, he recorded 16 home runs. By adding 2, the gap with 2nd place Park Dong-won (LG Twins)’s 14 has already reached 4. In June, and recently, the pace is getting hotter and hotter. Until this day, the number of home runs recorded in June was 8, which is half, but 2 were added again. There are only 10 home runs per month. He, whose name was not mentioned in the home run race until May, is running at a terrifying pace. His personal career home run also increased to 447, which was added to the 445 he recorded against the Doosan Bears the day before. Now, there are only 20 left until Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop’s all-time record.메이저놀이터
In particular, with the home run that day, Choi Jeong-eun became the 4th player in the history of the KBO League with 3,800 hits. It is a record held only by living legends such as Yang Jun-hyeok, Lee Seung-yeop, and Choi Hyung-woo, and he achieved this record at 36 years, 4 months and 4 days younger than them. Yang Jun-hyeok graduated from college, Lee Seung-yeop went to Japan, and Choi Hyung-woo went through re-enlistment after being released, but Choi Jeong-eun made his first-team debut in 2005, his first year of high school graduation, and has built a career in the KBO league first-team. It is also significant that Choi Jeong is the first when it is limited to a right-handed hitter.
On the other hand, Choi Jeong-eun rose to second place (25), beating KT Wiz Park Byeong-ho (24) for the most consecutive home runs in his career. 1st place is coach Lee Seung-yeop (28).