Kiwoom Heroes’ “genius hitter” Lee Jung-hoo (25) is not an exaggeration to say that he has already achieved everything he can in the KBO league as a batter.
Lee Jung-hoo’s batting average in 2017, his first season as a professional.He won the Rookie of the Year with 3,242 home runs, 47 RBIs and 12 steals, 메이저놀이터 and in 2020, he showed an upgraded hit by accumulating his first double-digit home run (15) and three-digit RBIs (101), and in 2021, he became the first batting champion in his career with a batting average of .360 and last year. He exploded 34923 home runs and 113 RBIs, sweeping not only the batting champion but also the regular season MVP for the second consecutive year, standing as the best hitter in the league in name and reality.
Lee Jung-hoo’s eyes are on the Major League. It has already agreed with the Kiwoom club to try to advance to the Major League through the posting system after the end of this season. It happened to be a batting average again this year.He is cruising with 3196 home runs and 45 RBIs. However, I encountered an unexpected negative factor.
Lee Jung-hoo was removed from the first-tier entry ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League match against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 23rd. It was because of the injury he suffered the day before (22nd).
Lee Jung-hoo, who started defending center field in the bottom of the eighth inning, injured his left ankle while rushing to catch Kim Min-seok’s hit. He is famous as a player who doesn’t express pain if possible, but he sent a “SOS” signal to the bench because it was hard to endure. In the end, Lee Jung-hoo, who limped his left leg and returned to the bench, had to come to Seoul alone that day. A Kiwoom official said, “Lee Jung-hoo is scheduled to undergo a checkup at a hospital in Seoul on the 24th.”
It is a hospital examination of fate. For now, it is not known what Lee Jung-hoo’s physical condition is like right now. Kiwoom manager Hong Won-ki also said, “According to Lee Jung-hoo, he felt something wrong with his ankle while starting to catch Kim Min-seok’s pitch. In fact, he is not a player who expresses his pain, so I am concerned that he expressed it that much. “I think I can give you a comment once I get medical treatment at the hospital and get an accurate diagnosis,” he said, failing to estimate the degree of Lee Jung-hoo’s injury.
Kiwoom focused on winning its first Korean Series with 39 wins, 47 losses, and two draws (.453) as it is the last season to play together before Lee Jung-hoo’s challenge to advance to the Major League. At least, he breathed a sigh of relief as he won 5-3 against Lotte in Sajik on the 22nd and escaped from his eighth consecutive loss, but dark clouds are once again falling due to the huge negative factor of Lee Jung-hoo’s injury.