Professional baseball Kiwoom Heroes Lee Jung-hoo (25) became the main character with the highest annual salary in the history of the KBO League.
The Kiwoom club said, “We signed an annual salary contract with Lee Jung-hoo, who won 5 crowns in other countries last season and became the best player (MVP) in the regular league, for an annual salary of 1.1 billion won, an increase of 350 million won (46.7%) from last year’s annual salary of 750 million won.” day announced.
Lee Jung-hoo is the first in the KBO League to exceed the annual salary of 1 billion won with a single-year contract, excluding free agents (FA), multi-year contracts, and returns to overseas players.
In addition, with this contract, Lee Jeong-hoo also set the record for the highest annual salary for a 7-year-old player in the history of the KBO League. The previous record was 550 million won received by Ha-seong Kim (now San Diego Padres) in 2020 when he was a member of the Heroes.
Lee Jeong-hoo has set the record for the highest annual salary in the same year every year since his third year as a pro. Starting with an annual salary of 230 million won in 2019, which was his third year, he received 390 million won in 2020, 550 million won in 2021, and 750 million won in 2022.
Lee Jung-hoo played in 142 games in the regular season last year and won five batting crowns: batting average (0.349), on-base percentage (0.421), slugging percentage (0.575), hits (193), and RBIs (113 points).
An Woo-jin signed a 200 million won (133.3%) increase from last year’s annual salary of 150 million won to 350 million won. 슬롯사이트 This is the highest rate of increase among 51 people who are subject to annual salary contracts within the team.
Jiyoung Lee, whose free agent contract expired at the end of last season, signed for 500 million won, an increase of 200 million won (66.7%) from the previous year, Hyeseong Kim for 420 million won, an increase of 100 million won (31.2%), and Jaewoong Kim for 116 million won ( 111.5%) signed a contract for an increased 220 million won.
Of the 51 people who were subject to annual salary contracts, a total of 11 people, including 5 pitchers and 6 fielders, had an annual salary of 100 million won.