Choi Jung was all smiles as he watched his younger teammates

SSG Landers’ Choi Jung, 37, was all smiles as he watched his younger teammates show off their skills and threaten to take over the top third base spot.

Choi went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk in a game against the Samsung Lions in the 2024 Shinhan Bank SOL Bank KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, South Korea, on Sept. 19, starting at third base. After going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two RBIs, one run scored and two walks in his last game on April 18 after returning from a break due to otosclerosis, he has now hit safely in two straight games.

In 62 games this season, Choi is batting .218 (66-for-66) with 19 home runs, 60 RBIs, 40 runs scored, five doubles and a 1.043 OPS, 카지노사이트 and is on pace to become the first KBO player to reach 500 career home runs, surpassing Doosan’s Lee Seung-yup’s record of 467.

For his remarkable performance,

Choi was named the Dream All-Star third baseman in the All-Star Best 12, which was announced on July 17. Choi was edged out by Kim Young-woong (Samsung, 1,093,312 votes) in the fan vote, but won the player vote 159-70 to earn his eighth career All-Star nod. It is the most All-Star appearances by a third baseman in history. For a long time, he was the best third baseman in the league.

However, in recent years, there have been some formidable juniors. Last season, Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha) hit 31 home runs to overtake Choi Jung (29) for the home run title. This season, a new crop of big-hitting third basemen has emerged, 파워볼실시간 including Kim Do-young (KIA) and Kim Young-woong (Samsung).

Choi said, “Last year, when (Noh) Sihwan was the only one, I wasn’t particularly conscious of it. I just felt like I was doing my own thing, and I was cheering for him. But this year, there are a lot of good third basemen, and (Heo) Kyung-min is also doing well. I think I’m a little greedy this year. I want to do really well this year, and since I’m doing well now, I want to keep doing well. Of course, I’ll cheer for them, but I want to do well myself.”

Among the young third basemen this year,

Kim Do-young’s performance stands out. Kim has reached his full potential this season, batting .335 (94-for-281) with 17 home runs, 48 RBIs, 64 runs scored, 22 doubles and a .980 OPS in 70 games. Choi said, “(Kim) has a different style than me, so it’s hard to tell. But I think he doesn’t need to play third base, he can just play shortstop. For a long time, third basemen have been seen as big, chubby players, but Do-young is strong, of course, but he’s just physically fit and looks like a shortstop,” he laughed.

Choi Jung, who was motivated by competing with his juniors, said, “I love it. They’re doing well, so I’m motivated and greedy. 실시간 바카라사이트 I think that’s why I’m trying harder to not get hurt and do my best every day,” she said, adding that she looks forward to a good battle until the end of the season.

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