Lee Jong-beom applauds during San Francisco’s home opener.

Lee Jong-beom, father of San Francisco Giants’ Lee Jung-hoo (26), applauds during San Francisco’s home opener.

San Francisco won its 2024 Major League Baseball home opener against the San Diego Padres on Saturday (June 6) at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California, U.S., thanks to a walk-off two-run double by Tyro Estrada in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Jung signed a six-year, $113 million contract with San Francisco this offseason. It is the fifth-largest contract in franchise history, behind only Buster Posey (nine years, $167 million), Johnny Cueto (six years, $130 million), Matt Cain (six years, $127.5 million), and Barry Zito (seven years, $126 million). The Giants have high hopes for Lee.

The Giants are counting on Lee to fill the leadoff center field role. In eight games this season, Lee is batting 2-for-6 (7-for-31) with one home run, four RBIs, two runs scored, and a .620 OPS. In this game, he started in center field and went 1-for-3 with a walk, a hit, a run scored, and a stolen base. He didn’t get a hit, but he did draw a walk and score a run, 스포츠토토 which helped his team win the game in the end.

In his postgame interview,

Lee said, “It was my first home game, so I played in a good atmosphere, and I’m glad we were able to get the win. I’m thankful for the fans’ welcome. It’s the first time I’ve experienced such one-sided support for the home team. In Korea, even if you go to an away game, it’s half and half or there are some away fans, but in the United States, it’s just one-sided home fans, so it was fun to play in this atmosphere.”

San Francisco, which started the season with seven consecutive away games, played its home opener on this day. Lee also greeted the home fans for the first time. The 46,645 fans in attendance at Oracle Park welcomed Lee to San Francisco with loud applause and cheers.

After introducing Lee to the fans with the nickname “Grandson of the Wind,” the Giants also introduced Lee’s father, Jong-beom Lee, on the scoreboard in the eighth inning.

Lee Jong-bum was also nicknamed “Son of the Wind” in his introduction.

Lee Jong-beom, who batted .297 with 194 home runs, 730 RBIs, 1100 runs scored, 510 doubles, and an .827 OPS in 1706 games (6060 hits, 1797 at-bats) in the KBO, 바카라사이트 received his coaching training in the United States. He now travels to Lee’s games almost every day to watch his son play baseball.

The San Francisco fans welcomed him with a standing ovation when he appeared on the scoreboard. Lee stood up and returned the favor.

“I didn’t see it because I was swinging, but when I got to the plate and looked at the scoreboard, I saw my dad, and I was like, ‘What? I was surprised.’ I had to get to the plate right away, so I was getting ready and swinging, so I didn’t see it properly,” Lee laughed. “Now I have to show him that I’m better,” he said, vowing to keep going.

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