“Bae and Choi wrote Korean baseball history” A record that MLB also paid attention to, a home run with a Korean beast

“Bae and Choi wrote the history of Korean baseball for the first time in the major leagues.”

Bae Ji-hwan hit a walk-off home run in a game against the Houston Astros at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 12th (Korean time). In the 9th inning, with a score of 4-4, he hit Ryan Presley, a Houston finisher and US WBC representative, with one out, first and second base, and hit a big hit that made him feel a home run the moment he hit. Pittsburgh won 7-4 with Bae Ji-hwan’s home run.

Prior to this, Choi Ji-man hit a solo home run that turned the score 3-2 in the 6th inning. Choi Ji-man hit a home run two days in a row, raising the feeling of hitting. On the 12th, he also achieved his first multi-hit of the season.

Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan held the record of being the first Korean major league fielders to play on the same team. It was also a record that they started together against Cincinnati on the 3rd. For the first time, a Korean big league beast has been named in a team’s starting lineup. Choi Ji-man started as the 5th designated hitter and Bae Ji-hwan as the 8th hitter and second baseman.

Less than 10 days after this record, he set another record of a home run in one game. MLB.com reported after the game that “Bae (Ji-hwan) and Choi (Ji-man) wrote Korean baseball history for the first time in the major leagues (Bae, Choi make Korean baseball history with an MLB first).”

Bae Ji-hwan said in an interview after the match, “I think I’m dreaming. I wanted to finish, and I wanted to finish because I didn’t do well before that.”

Bae Ji-hwan also congratulated himself on finishing the game with a “bat flip,” throwing the bat into the sky right after the home run. During the broadcast intub, Choi Ji-man and Jack Suwinsky brought an ice box full of ice and splashed it on Bae Ji-hwan, enjoying the joy of victory together.

Choi Ji-man laughed and said in an interview with Clubhouse, “I’m not in a good mood right now. I didn’t get the spotlight I should have.” Then he said, “It’s a joke, and it feels good that Bae Ji-hwan did a good job. He knew he could do something for us.” 먹튀검증

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