‘Home run hitter please’ As Choi Hyung-woo, the inimitable No. 4 hitter, rounded the bases in his first at-bat, Samsung junior Kim Sang-soo bowed his head in tribute.
Choi Hyung-woo, a veteran batsman in his 22nd year as a professional, 메이저사이트 started as the No. 4 designated hitter against the KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 22nd and activated the home run machine from his first at-bat.
KIA’s Choi Hyung-woo batted as the leadoff batter in the second inning, trailing 2-0. KT starter Uhm Sang-baek was continuing his strong form against Choi this season (7-for-7).
Uhm didn’t throw a single fastball against Choi, using a changeup from the first pitch to the fourth pitch that led to the home run. 2B 1S With the changeup in the middle of the zone, Choi turned his bat as if he had been waiting for it.
The ball was well struck and went over the right field fence. A 120-metre solo shot. Choi Hyung-woo, the No. 4 hitter who hadn’t missed a pitch, sprinted around the bases.
As the esteemed senior rounded the bases, shortstop Kim Sang-soo tried to make eye contact with a 90-degree folder greeting.
As Choi rounded second base and headed for third, shortstop Kim Sang-soo made eye contact with a 90-degree folder. It was such a short moment that Choi didn’t react and ran past the base. It was a moment when Kim Sang-soo, who now wears the jerseys of KIA and KT but played alongside Choi Hyung-woo at Samsung, showed his respect for the opposing team.
In his 22nd year as a professional, Choi is the only player in the KBO to reach the 1,500-hit plateau. Second is Lee Seung-yeop with 1,498 hits. His batting average is in the low double digits this season and he ranks in the top 10 in all offensive categories on the team, including second in runs scored, second in home runs and third in RBIs.
As hitters age, their bat speed declines and they have trouble handling fastballs. Choi Hyung-woo, a 22-year pro, is no exception. Both his power and bat speed decline with age compared to his peak years. However, Choi’s clutch ability to score runs at crucial moments is one of the best in the team. Outside of foreign batsman Socrates (66), Choi leads the team with 63.
Choi, a 22-year veteran of the team, timing his at-bats in the dugout before stepping up to the plate.
Choi Hyung-woo is proving his worth with his skills, not his age. After finishing his at-bat with a fly to centre field on a full count in the third inning, KIA’s Choi Hyung-woo bumped into third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun as he headed to the dugout. Hwang Jae-gyun made a gesture that said, “Why are you hitting so well?” and Choi Hyung-woo wordlessly slapped him on the buttocks. Hwang was envious of Choi Hyung-woo’s ability to hit, as he was getting better with age.
Choi Hyung-woo slaps Hwang Jae-gyun’s buttocks and heads to the dugout.
Choi Hyung-woo singles to lead off the sixth inning. Choi Hyung-woo is greeted by second baseman Park Kyung-soo as he advances to second base on a Socrates single. Both are the most senior members of the team and lead the younger players well. Park Kyung-soo, who is one year younger than Choi Hyung-woo, was delighted with his older brother’s performance.
In the second inning, when Kim Sun-bin hit a single, Choi Hyung-woo gritted his teeth and raced home.
After coming back in the sixth inning offensively, KIA lost the lead again in the sixth inning defensively due to an error and lost 8-4.
Choi Hyung-woo smiles as he chats with Park Kyung-soo at second base ‘A veteran on the field after a long time’
Kim Sang-soo greeted Choi Hyung-woo with a stern greeting: ‘Bring me the home run hitter.
Kim Sang-soo and Choi Hyung-woo, who played together during the Samsung dynasty. By Heo Sang-wook firstname.lastname@example.org
Now they play against each other in KIA and KT jerseys.
Choi Hyung-woo bats at number four for the KIA Tigers.