Choi Jeong (36, SSG Landers) is on the verge of achieving a new career scoring record in the Korean Professional Baseball KBO League.
As of the 4th, Choi Jeong-eun has stepped on home plate 1,354 times.
If the two scores are added, it will surpass the 1,355 points that Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop (47) scored during his time with the Samsung Lions.메이저놀이터
Coach Lee Seung-yeop became the first player in the KBO League to reach 1,300 career points in the Daegu Doosan match on May 2, 2017. At the same time, he surpassed MBC Sports Plus commentator Yang Jun-hyuk (1,299 points) and rose to the top scorer in the KBO League.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop retired that year, but remained the top scorer in the KBO League for 6 years and 4 months.
However, Choi Jeong soon overtook coach Lee Seung-yeop and became the top scorer.
Choi Jeong, who started his professional career in 2005, has never been ranked as the ‘season’s top scorer’.
In 2012, he scored 85 points, losing the title by one to Lee Yong-gyu (KIA Tigers at the time, current Kiwoom Heroes) who scored 86 points.
Although he did not win the title of top scorer, Choi Jeong consistently stood at bat and hit home runs without any major injuries or slumps.
The result of his perseverance is rewarded with the fruit of being number one in scoring.
The KBO plans to present a commemorative award to Choi Jeong when he achieves his new scoring record.
Choi Jeong-eun, who is playing in the KBO League for the 19th season, is ranked at the top of his personal career records in several categories.
It is highly likely that he will also take first place in home runs and RBIs.
Choi Jeong hit 454 home runs, coming within 13 of Manager Lee Seung-yeop’s KBO League record of 467 home runs. In the 2024 season, Choi Jeong-i is expected to surpass coach Lee Seung-yeop and become the ‘No. 1 individual home run leader in the KBO League.’
The leader in RBIs is Choi Hyeong-woo (39), who plays for KIA.
Hyung-Woo Choi reached 1,500 RBIs with two runs in the game against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on June 20 this year, surpassing the previous record of 1,498 RBIs held by Manager Seung-Yeop Lee and rising to first place in his career. As of the 4th, Choi Hyung-woo’s total RBI is 1,535.
Choi Jeong ranks third with 1,442 RBI.
Choi Hyung-woo still shows off his outstanding ability to produce RBIs, but it is difficult for him to continue his career as a player longer than Choi Jeong, who is three years younger than him.
Choi Hyung-woo also acknowledged Choi Jeong’s momentum, saying, “Choi Jeong will one day surpass my RBI record.”
Choi Jeong-eun is expected to occupy the top spot in the KBO League overall in terms of runs scored, home runs, and RBIs.