“It will be the last game in Korea, so I guess I want to watch it from up close.”
Kiwoom Heroes will play the final match of the season against SSG Landers of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 13th. After the SSG game, Kiwoom’s 2023 season ends.안전놀이터
As the team fell to the bottom of the league by the 12th, fall baseball became a thing of the past. Last season, I played baseball the longest, clashing with SSG in the Korean Series, but this year I finished the season the fastest.
Nevertheless, many Kiwoom fans flocked to the baseball stadium early on. I stood in line starting from the parking lot. It seemed like he was waiting for someone, and at the end of the line of fans, Lee Jung-hoo signed autographs and took commemorative photos for the fans.
Lee Jeong-hoo does not plan to participate in today’s game. Coach Hong Won-ki said, “We overdid it a bit in the last home game. It’s not 100% yet. “I think it will be difficult to play today because there is a risk of injury,” he said.
On this day, Kiwoom formed its batting order in the following order: Kim Hye-seong (second baseman), Dawson (center fielder), Lee Joo-hyung (designated hitter), Kim Hwi-jip (shortstop), Song Seong-moon (third baseman), Lim Ji-yeol (first baseman), Park Soo-jong (right fielder), Kim Jae-hyun (catcher), and Park Chan-hyuk (left fielder).
Lee Jeong-hoo watches the final game of the season for his close teammates from the bench. Many Kiwoom fans gathered to see Lee Jung-hoo.
Coach Hong said, “He is a player who represents the KBO League. “I think fans also want to see Lee Jung-hoo up close because it is his last game in Korea,” he said.
Lee Jeong-hoo, who entered the professional stage after being selected in the first round in 2017, spent seven seasons in the KBO League until this year. Although he didn’t play much this year due to an early-season slump and a mid-season injury. In 86 games he played, he batted .300, 8-8 (105-for-330), 6 home runs, 45 RBIs, and an OPS of .861.
However, last season, he played in 142 games with a batting average of .349 (193 hits in 553 at-bats), 23 home runs, 113 RBI, and an OPS of .996, winning five batting awards (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, most hits, RBI) and league MVP. .
Lee Jeong-hoo plans to advance to the major league through posting after the end of the season. Local media outlets, including The Athletic, are reporting that several major league clubs, including the New York Yankees, are showing interest in Lee Jung-hoo.