Choi Jeong (36-SSG Rangers) finally joined Lee Seung-yeop (47-Doosan Bears) as the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO)’s all-time leader in individual career runs scored.
Choi scored one run in the Bears’ 2023 KBO League game against the Hanwha Eagles at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon on May 5. With her team leading 8-6 in the top of the eighth inning, Choi batted leadoff and scored on a passed ball. Choi, who had scored 1,354 career runs the day before, set a new KBO record for most runs scored in a season with 1,555.토토사이트
Previously, Lee had become the KBO’s all-time leading scorer on May 2, 2017, when he became the first player to reach 1,300 career points against Daegu Doosan, a mark he had held for six years and four months. Lee retired after contributing 55 points that year.
Choi, who began his professional career in 2005, has never been named the season’s top scorer. In 2012, he scored 85 points, losing the title by one point to Lee Yong-kyu (then of the KIA Tigers, now of the Kiwoom Heroes), who scored 86 points. However, Choi was poised to make history as he continued to score consistently without any major injuries or slumps.
The scoring record was a prelude to the record-breaking streak that would soon follow. In her 19th season in the KBO, Choi is likely to become the all-time leader in home runs and RBIs. Choi currently has 454 home runs, 13 shy of Lee’s KBO record of 467. Next year, Choi is likely to become the KBO’s all-time leader in home runs.
Choi also ranks third all-time in the KBO with 1,332 RBIs. The leader in RBIs is Choi Hyung-woo (KIA) with 1535. Choi reached the 1,500-run mark with a two-run shot against Daejeon Hanwha on June 20, surpassing Lee’s previous record of 1,498.