Kiwoom Heroes’ Lee Jung-hoo played as a pinch hitter against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 10th and recorded no hit in one at-bats.
Lee Jung-hoo, who is set to advance to the Major League after the end of this season, said goodbye to fans in Kiwoom’s last home game. Before the game, he held a fan signing event and in the eighth inning, he played his last at-bat of this season. 온라인카지노
Lee Jung-hoo, who came out as a pinch hitter with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning with Kiwoom leading 5-3, greeted the fans and entered the batter’s box. Kiwoom fans cheered Lee Jung-hoo’s last at-bat by singing Lee Jung-hoo’s cheer song. Lee Jung-hoo grounded out to shortstop after a fierce battle with his old teammate Kim Tae-hoon to the 12th pitch. Kiwoom won 5-3, winning three games in a row. As Hanwha lost on the day, Kiwoom moved from the bottom to ninth place.
After the match, Lee Jung-hoo said, “I was very nervous from yesterday until I played. But when I actually entered the batter’s box, I was relaxed. I didn’t have a sense of practice yet, but when I watched the ball one by one, the ball hit me and a foul came out. Still, I want to put meaning on the fact that I was able to show my last appearance on the ground (at my home stadium),” he said, expressing his feelings after finishing the last game of this season.
Lee Jung-hoo said, “I tried my best to prepare whether I did my best or not,” and added, “I came to the first team without completing my rehabilitation because it was a business trip to show my last performance.” Still, I wanted to get into a good physical condition as much as possible, but it went well. Thanks to the coach’s consideration, I was able to play my last at-bat. I’m so grateful,” he said, explaining the preparation process for the game.
Lee Jung-hoo, who delivered his last greetings to the fans after the game, said, “I was moved (when I said my last greetings to the fans). I felt that seven years passed quickly. I will have a longer baseball life than the next seven years, but I will never forget this seven years I first started in my heart,” he said, reflecting on his seven years at Kiwoom.