I was able to achieve this great record thanks to the coaches who gave me a chance from a young age”.
SSG Landers slugger Choi Jeong-yi caught both rabbits: 스포츠토토2,000 hits and a team victory.
Choi Jeong-eun achieved 2000 hits in his personal career in an away game against Samsung held at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on the 12th.
Choi Jeong-eun, who recorded 1,999 hits before the game, started as a third baseman on the fourth. Choi Jeong-eun, who had been withdrawn due to a fly to center field in the first inning and a floating ball to third base in the third inning, took the lead in the sixth inning and hit a double from Samsung’s second pitcher Ho-seong Lee to left-center. With this, he became the 17th individual in KBO history with 2,000 hits.
SSG beat Samsung 3-0 and went on a six-game winning streak. On May 30, 2021, Moon Seung-won, who climbed the starting mound 682 days after the match against Hanwha in Daejeon, reported his first win of the season with 8 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, and no runs in 8 innings.
Choi Jeong-eun, who stepped on the 2000 hit mark, said, “I am happy to have set a record of 2000 hits in my career. I have more left, so I will work hard to improve further.”
Choi Jeong-eun continued, “I was able to achieve this great record thanks to the coaches who gave me a chance from a young age. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you.” same,” he added.
Manager Kim Won-hyung, who had watched Choi Jeong since he was a rookie, regarded Choi’s achievement of 2,000 hits as a result of passion and effort.
“Choi Jeong’s 2,000 hits is a matter of course. Choi Jeong-eun was always serious about baseball and worked harder than anyone else. I often saw him staying alone after the game to train or go to the power analysis room and try to find a problem. After the game, he’s busy going home. Choi Jeong was different. If he didn’t hit that day, he would swing alone because he was pissed off. These are the words of director Kim Won-hyung.
Choi Jeong-eun, who stepped on the 2000 hit mark, considered the double-digit home run record important for 17 consecutive years from 2006 to last year. He said, “Personally, it is important to record double-digit home runs for the season, so he will prepare well for the rest of the season and try to achieve it.