Choi Jeong is on the verge of achieving a new career scoring record in the KBO League in the Korean professional baseball league. Until the 4th, Choi Jeong stepped on the home plate 1,354. Adding two points will surpass the 1,355 points scored by Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop (47) when he was with the Samsung Lions. 토토사이트
Coach Lee Seung-yeop scored 1,300 points for the first time in the KBO League against Doosan in Daegu on May 2, 2017. At the same time, Yang Joon-hyuk (1,299 points) beat MBC Sports Plus commentator to become the top scorer in the KBO League. That year, Lee retired, but remained the top scorer in the KBO League for six years and four months.
However, soon, Choi Jung will push Lee Seung-yeop to become the top scorer. Choi Jung, who started his professional career in 2005, has never been the “season’s top scorer.” In 2012, Lee Yong-kyu (then KIA Tigers, now Kiwoom Heroes), who scored 86 points with 85 points, gave up the title by one.
Although he did not win the top scorer title, Choi Jeong steadily stood at bat and stepped home without any major injuries or slumps. The result of patience is rewarded with the fruit of being the top scorer. KBO will award a commemorative award when Choi Jung achieves a new scoring record.
Choi Jung, who has been playing in the KBO League for 19 seasons, has been ranked at the top of his personal career records in various categories. Choi Jung is also likely to take the top spot in his career in home runs and RBIs.
Choi Jeong hit 454 home runs, 13 behind Lee Seung-yeop’s KBO league record of 467 home runs. In the 2024 season, Choi Jung is expected to surpass Lee Seung-yeop as the “No. 1 personal home run in the KBO League.” The No. 1 RBI is Choi Hyung-woo (39), who plays for KIA.
Choi Hyung-woo filled 1,500 RBIs with a two-run shot in the match against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on June 20 this year, surpassing Lee Seung-yeop’s previous record of 1,498 RBIs. As of the 4th, Choi Hyung-woo has 1,535 RBIs in his career.
Choi Jung is in third place with 1,442 RBIs. Choi Hyung-woo is still showing off his excellent RBI production skills, but it is difficult to play longer than Choi Jung, who is three years younger.
Choi Hyung-woo also acknowledged Choi Jung’s momentum, saying, “Choi Jung will someday surpass my RBI record.” Choi Jeong is expected to occupy the top spot in the KBO League in the order of scoring, home runs, and RBIs.