Hanwha Eagles Chae Eun-seong (33) won the home run race for the first time since his debut.
Chae Eun-seong won the championship by hitting five home runs in the home run race of the ‘2023 KBO League Futures All-Star Game’ held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 14th. He also jointly won the best distance award (130m) with Park Dong-won (LG).체스카지노
Chae Eun-seong, who is active in 74 games this season with a batting average of 209 1 li (84 hits in 289 bats), 11 homers, 47 RBIs, and an OPS of .820, is tied for 6th in the home run rankings in the league. However, in the home run race that day, he showed the most overwhelming performance and won the championship by beating prominent hitters such as Noh Si-hwan (Hanhwa), who tied for first place in home runs in the league, and Park Byung-ho (KT), the home run king of last season.
“I didn’t expect to win at all. Chae Eun-seong, who said, “I thought (Roh) Si-hwan would win. When you practice, Sihwan’s flying distance is no joke. I’m not the type to hit a home run during practice, so I thought Sihwan would win. But Sihwan hit it a little hastily. When I went in, I said to hit one home run instead of zero, but (Yoo) Gangnam came in well.” Unlike Chae Eun-seong, who hit 5 home runs, Noh Si-hwan did not hit any home runs.
Park Byung-ho’s home run pace was not very good with 7 home runs this season. However, in the home run race on this day, he hit 4 home runs in the beginning and showed off his power worthy of last year’s home run king. Chae Eun-seong acknowledged Park’s power, saying, “At first, I thought that I should be satisfied with the runner-up because the batted ball speed was different and the pace was so good after seeing him hit.”
Chae Eun-seong chose Yoo Gang-nam (Lotte), who he played with at LG, as the batting ball pitcher that day. Chae Eun-seong, who revealed, “He asked to be a batting ball pitcher himself,” said Chae Eun-seong, “he said he would do it because he had experience, so he just said to do it. When he practiced indoors, everyone shook his head with Gangnam. It wasn’t my choice, I was close to Gangnam, so I just said I’d do it until the end, but it turned out good.” Chae Eun-seong, who kept his loyalty to Yoo Gang-nam, was rewarded by winning the home run race.
However, he expressed a firm stance on the winning prize. Chae Eun-seong, who received 5 million won in prize money for winning the home run race, stand by me GO as the winning product, and Galaxy Tab 8 as the distance winning product, said, “Gangnam talked about splitting it in half, but I think we need to reconcile. I don’t split it in half even with my wife. Since I suffered more, shouldn’t I take more,” he laughed.