‘4 home runs in 8 games’ Choi Jeong loads a cannon in front of career record holder Lee Seung-yeop

Home run champion twice out of three seasons in which four or more home runs were hit within the first 10 games.
Choi Jeong ‘3-point home run’

In the 2024 season, which is expected to achieve a great record, Jeong Choi (37, SSG Landers) is increasing the number of home runs at a faster rate than usual.

Choi Jeong hit 4 home runs during 8 games until the 1st.

This is the fourth time that Choi Jeong, who joined SSG’s predecessor, the SK Wyverns, as a first-round pick in 2005 and is celebrating his 20th year in professional baseball this year, has hit four or more home runs within 10 games since the opening season.

Choi Jeong hit 5 home runs in 7 games in 2017, 4 home runs in 8 games in 2018, and 4 home runs in 5 games in 2021.

Choi Jeong’s ‘highest number of home runs by an individual in 10 games since the start’ is 5 (2017, 2018).

This year, Choi Jeong hit his first home run of the season in the opening game against the Lotte Giants on March 23rd.

This year is the first time Choi Jeong hit a home run in the opening game. He hit 2 home runs in the team’s first game of 2021 (against Lotte on April 4), but at the time, SSG’s opening game, scheduled for April 3, was canceled due to rain, so it was not recognized as an ‘official opening game home run’.

Choi Jeong hit his second home run of the season against Lotte on March 24 of this year, and added one home run each against the Hanwha Eagles on the 28th and the Samsung Lions on the 29th, hitting 4 home runs in 8 games played in March.

As Choi Jeong has been hitting home runs since the beginning of the season, the moment when Doosan Bears coach Seung-yeop Lee’s record for the most home runs in the KBO League’s career, which he has maintained for over 10 years, changes hands is fast approaching.

On June 20, 2013, current Doosan coach Seung-yeop Lee hit his 352nd home run in the KBO League wearing a Samsung Lions uniform, rising to the top spot in his career for home runs, and for over 10 years, Coach Seung-yeop Lee’s name has been engraved on the top spot in this category.

Coach Lee Seung-yeop retired after hitting 467 home runs in the KBO League.

Choi Jeong’s KBO career home runs are 462 (as of the 1st).

If Choi Jeong adds 5 home runs, he will be tied for first place in the KBO’s career home runs, and as soon as another home run is hit, Choi Jeong will be ranked first in the KBO League’s career home runs.

SSG will play a three-game home game against Doosan at SSG Landers Field in Incheon starting on the 2nd.

If Choi Jeong adds home runs in front of coach Lee Seung-yeop, the gap between the two’s career home runs will gradually decrease.

Choi Jeong said, “Even if I surpass Coach Seung-yeop Lee’s record, most fans will not feel that a new record has been truly created. Even I cannot say after hitting my 468th home run, ‘I am number one with the most home runs in the KBO League.'” I lowered my body.

He said, “Coach Seung-yeop Lee hit 467 home runs in the KBO league even after playing in the Japanese professional baseball for 8 years,” and “Coach Seung-yeop Lee also hit 467 home runs in the KBO league (Coach Seung-yeop Lee’s 1,906 games, Jeong Choi’s 2,172 games as of the 1st).” “He hit a lot of fewer and more memorable home runs. Coach Lee Seung-yeop is the eternal home run king. This doesn’t change no matter how many home runs I hit,” he emphasized.

However, coach Choi Jeong-eul and Lee Seung-yeop also acknowledge that they have consistently hit home runs in the KBO League.

If he wins the home run title in a year that surpasses Coach Seung-yeop Lee’s record, the value of the record becomes even greater.

Choi Jeong, who hit 29 home runs last year and ranked second in this category after Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles) with 31 home runs, is still in the early stages of the season, but is tied for the lead with Mel Rojas Jr. (KT Wiz) and Yonatan Peraza (Hanwha) with 4 home runs. .

The memory of Choi Jeong hitting more than 4 home runs within 10 games after the opening game and becoming the home run king twice in 2017, 2018, and 2021 (46 home runs in 2017, 35 home runs in 2021) also makes SSG fans excited. 토토사이트