Veteran giants representing the KBO Choi Jeong (36, SSG) and Choi Hyeong-woo (39, KIA).
The two set a valuable record side by side in the 4th game of the season between the teams of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 10th. Choi Jeong-eun became the second player in history to reach the 1300 point mark, and Choi Hyung-woo became the third player to reach 3800 base hits.
First of all, Choi Jeong-eun started as the third baseman for the 4th batter and scored 1 run in the 4th inning. With the score trailing 2-3, Choi Jeong-eun, who came out as the lead batter, got on base with a left-handed hit from KIA right-hander starter Sean Anderson. Then Choi Jeong-eun, who went to third base with Hanyu-seom and Park Seong-han’s walk, scored a tie by stepping on the groove when Oh Tae-gon pitched a grounder in the first out.
It is the 1300th point in his personal career. Choi Jeong-eun, who made his debut in 2005, has scored more than double digits in 18 consecutive seasons from 2006 to this year, starting with 6 points that year. In 2016, he scored a personal season high with 106 points.
This is the 2nd highest record ever. Choi Jeong-eun, who was tied for second place with 1299 points until the previous day, with Yang Jun-hyeok, chairman of the Baseball Scholarship Foundation, rose to second place alone by adding one point that day. Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop’s 1355 points is the all-time top scorer.
If Choi Jeong spends this season in good health, there is a high possibility that he will overtake coach Lee and become the all-time leading scorer. Choi Jeong-eun has consistently scored 80 to 90 points in one season since 2016.
Hyeong-Woo Choi, the 4th hitter of KIA. yunhap news
also set a valuable cumulative record on this day. Choi Hyung-woo, who was the KIA’s fourth designated hitter, pulled out a timely left-handed hit from opposing right-hander starter Lee Kun-wook at the end of the 3rd inning, with a score of 2 to 2. He stood out for his hitting by pushing the outside ball to the grain.
Choi Hyung-woo, who had 3,799 bases until the previous day, added one hit to make up 3,800 bases. It is the third record in KBO league history.먹튀검증
1st in career is coach Lee with 4077 bases. The second place is Chairman Yang’s 3879 base hits. Choi Hyeong-woo is also highly likely to surpass Yang and rank second in all-time base hits if he does not have a particularly serious injury this season. 4th all time is the record with 3714 bases.
Choi Hyeong-woo has already set a valuable record this year. In a home game against Samsung on the 23rd of last month, Choi Hyung-woo hit his 465th double in his career, ranking first in the history of this category. Exceeding Lee’s 464. Currently, Choi Hyeong-woo is setting a new record with 469 doubles.
However, Choi Hyung-woo could not laugh. On this day, KIA lost 3-5, and the 3rd consecutive win was canceled. It was painful that starter Anderson was sluggish with 2 hits, 4 walks and 4 runs (3 earned) in 3⅓ innings.
Choi Jeong-eun smiled at the achievement of the record and the victory of the team. SSG finisher Seo Jin-yong blocked 1 inning at the end of the 9th inning with 1 hit and no runs, and recorded his 14th save, widening the gap with Kim Won-joong (Lotte) to 6 points. Seo Jin-yong is running a no-run streak in 16 games and 16⅓ innings.