SSG Landers’ Choi Jung (36) has become the league’s home run leader.
Choi hit a three-run home run in his third at-bat of the sixth inning, starting at third base, against the Lotte Giants in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on Saturday.
With his team leading 5-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Choi stepped to the plate with runners on second and third and faced Lotte’s second pitcher, Park Jin.
After drawing two fouls on a two-pitch, two-strike at-bat, Choi lifted a 145-kilometer-per-hour fastball over the left-field fence for a three-run homer. The distance was 110 meters.
Choi, who had arched the previous day against KT Wiz, tied for the home run lead with LG Twins’ Park Dong-won with his 14th of the season.토토사이트
Choi, who has won the home run title twice before in 2017 (47) and 2021 (35), is aiming for his third career home run title this season.
Meanwhile, SSG, led by Choi Joo-hwan (one in the second inning), Oh Tae-gon (two in the fourth inning), and Choi Jeong’s three home runs on the day, took a commanding 8-1 lead into the seventh inning.