Choi Jeong (36, SSG Landers), the “Man of Records,” left another mark in the 42-year history of the KBO League.
Choi Jeong-eun started as the 3rd and 3rd baseman in the regular season home game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Doosan Bears held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 28th, and scored 1 hit in 2 at-bats (1 home run), 2 walks, 1 RBI, and 2 points. SSG won 4-1 with Choi Jeong’s home run, and rose to first place alone.
He set the record from the first at-bat. At the end of the first inning, which was tied at 0-0, with two outs, Choi Jung-eun hit a 147km/h fastball from Doosan starter Choi Seung-yong and fired a left-handed solo shot. The 4th home run of the season and the 433rd in his career was also an arch to announce the breakthrough of 3,700 bases.
With this, Choi Jung-eun became the fourth KBO League right-hander to reach 3700 bases, following Yang Jun-hyuk (3879 bases), Lee Seung-yeop (4077 bases), and Choi Hyung-woo (3791 bases). He also became the youngest player to reach 3700 bases at 36 years and 2 months. 크크크벳
On the 12th, against Samsung Lions in Daegu, he was 36 years old, 1 month and 15 days old, recording 2,000 hits for the 17th time in KBO league history and the 5th among right-handed hitters, and set two records this month alone. All of these records are of great significance to Incheon Baseball and SSG as they were set by only one club after joining SK (now SSG) in 2005 as the first nomination.