SSG Choi Jeong “I’m greedy for 500 home runs” It is possible to challenge the immortal 600 home runs.

468th home run against Lotte in Busan on the 24th Overtakes coach Seung-yeop Lee and ranks first in KBO home runs

Choi Jeong, who wrote KBO history

Choi Jeong (37, SSG Landers) said, “Until last year, I didn’t know how much difference there was between Coach Lee Seung-yeop’s record and my home run record. If the article hadn’t come out, I wouldn’t have known for a longer time.” .

Choi Jeong-eun, who had been silently moving forward, heated up the beginning of the 2024 season of the Korean Professional Baseball KBO League with a ‘home run’ and drew the 468th arch in the visiting game against the Lotte Giants held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 24th.

It was a new KBO League career home run record, surpassing Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop’s record (467), which was once called an ‘immortal record’.

On June 20, 2013, when he was playing for the Samsung Lions, Coach Seung-yeop Lee hit his 352nd home run in the KBO League and rose to the top spot in total home runs. After holding the title for 10 years and 10 months, he has now lost the ‘sole first place’ spot to Choi Jeong.

Choi Jeong-do, who confessed, “I want to quickly surpass Coach Lee Seung-yeop’s record and play baseball quietly,” suggested a new goal after surpassing Coach Lee Seung-yeop’s record, saying, “I think I can achieve 500 home runs in my personal career. I’m greedy.”

Although it receives less attention than home runs, Choi Jeong, who shows off top-level skills even in his 20th year as a professional, is approaching a ‘new record’ in various accumulated records.

He is already in first place in the scoring category.

Choi Jeong scored his 1,356th point against the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles on September 6 last year, surpassing coach Lee Seung-yeop’s record (1,355 points).

By the 24th, the score increased to 1,386, widening the gap with second place. Coach Lee Seung-yeop still ranks second in career scoring, and among active players, Son Ah-seop (NC Dinos) has the second highest score with 1,330, after Choi Jeong.

He is currently ranked 4th with 2,185 game appearances, but the only active player who has played in more games than Choi Jeong is Kang Min-ho (Samsung Lions, 2,260 games).

If Choi Jeong-eun finishes this season without any major injuries like before, he can move up to second place in this category, surpassing retired Jeong Sung-hoon (2,223 games) and Park Yong-taek (2,237 games).

Choi Jeong-eun is approaching the 1,500 RBI mark for the second time in KBO history.

Choi Jeong-eun, who increased her personal RBI to 1,476 with a home run against Lotte on the 24th, is 22 closer to manager Lee Seung-yeop’s record (1,498), which ranks second in this category.

If he adds 24 RBIs, he will become the second player to reach 1,500 RBIs, following Choi Hyung-woo (KIA Tigers), who ranks first in total RBIs (1,562).

Choi Jeong, born in February 1987, is likely to remain on active duty longer than Choi Hyeong-woo, born in December 1984. 섯다

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