LG Twins Park Dong-won (33) is the batter who leads the home run race this season. Considering his team and position, his 카지노사이트home run challenge is very unique.
In the match against KT Wiz held at Jamsil Stadium on the 16th, Park Dong-won attacked Lee Seon-woo’s slider in the 8th inning and fired a left-handed solo shot. With this one shot, Park Dong-won took the 10th home run notice this season.
This is a record ahead of Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles), who sent 8 batted balls out of the fence in second place in the home run category, and Yang Seok-hwan (Doosan Bears), who fired 7 cannons in third place.
Park Dong-won, who joined LG ahead of this season, is off to a good start. Until last month, he drew 4 arches in 25 games, and this month, he tried his hand 6 times in 10 games.
He became the first hitter in the former team to hit a double-digit home run, giving him more strength in the competition for the home run king.
Park Dong-won’s challenge is all the more eye-catching in that there is no player who has ever ranked first in home runs among batters from LG.
LG is also the only team among 10 clubs that has not produced a home run king.
As they use the spacious Jamsil as their home stadium, they also have conditions where it is not easy to blast the cannon.
It is only three times that a hitter who uses Jamsil Stadium as his home has won the home run king. In 1995, Kim Sang-ho (OB Bears) won the first Jamsil Stadium home run title, followed by Tyrone Woods (OB) in 1998. In 2018, Kim Jae-hwan (Doosan) took over the baton of the Jamsil Home Run King.
The hitter who crossed the fence the most in an LG uniform was Roberto Ramos. Ramos drew 38 arches in 2020, setting the record for the most home runs in a season by an LG batsman. In terms of domestic hitters alone, Lee Byung-kyu’s 30 home runs in 1999 is the most.
Park Dong-won is also the first domestic hitter of LG to preempt 10 home runs in a season. If Dong-Won Park finishes the season with the No. 1 home run, LG’s long-cherished wish will be fulfilled.
It is not a common scene for a catcher to challenge for a home run title. It is not easy to stand out in batting while taking charge of the catcher position, which consumes a lot of stamina. In the previous KBO League, there are only two home run kings from catchers: Lee Man-soo (1983, 1984, 1985) and Park Gyeong-wan (2000, 2004).
Park Dong-won’s most home runs in a single season are 22, which he hit in 2021 when he was a member of Kiwoom Heroes.
At that time, Park Dong-won, who only reported a home run against the NC Dinos on May 1, about a month after the opening, hit his 10th home run in the team’s 57th game of the season and his 51st game.
This year, his team’s 36th game and his own 35th game achieved double-digit home runs, raising the pace compared to his past, raising expectations even more.