Lee Jong-beom and Jeong-hoo Lee have set another record in the KBO. The first rich man to go overseas.
Lee Jung-hoo of Kiwoom Heroes will play for the San Francisco Giants in the Major League next year. Major League Baseball is buzzing about Lee Jung-hoo. The news that Lee signed a six-year, $113 million contract with the Giants has caused a stir in Korea, the major leagues, and even Japan. In the U.S., articles continue to be written about the player. He is known as the ‘Grandson of the Wind’ and is the son of former LG Twins coach Lee Jong-beom, who is also known as the ‘Son of the Wind’.
In 2017, his rookie year, he batted .322 with 179 hits, two home runs, 47 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases in a rare full-season appearance for a high school rookie. He broke the record for most hits by a high school rookie at the time and was named Rookie of the Year. 토토사이트 Rookie of the Year is something his father never did.
After a jinx-free sophomore year, Lee won his first batting title in 2021, hitting .366 with seven home runs and 84 RBIs.
It was 27 years after his father, Lee Jong-beom, won the batting title in 1994 with a batting average of .390 with four home runs. He made history as the first father and son batting champion in Korean-American baseball.
In 2022, Lee won the batting title for the second year in a row with a batting average of .344 with 193 hits, 23 home runs, and 113 RBIs in 142 games, and he also won the MVP by winning five awards for most hits, RBIs, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage. This is the first time in 28 years that a son has won the MVP with five titles since Lee Jong-beom won the MVP in 1994 with five titles including batting average, hits, runs scored, slugging percentage, and stolen bases. It was also the first Korean-American father-son MVP.
Like his father, Lee Jong-beom, who played for the Junichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional Baseball Organization in 1998, Lee Jung-hoo has also made it overseas. After announcing his intention to play in the major leagues in a post after the season ended, Lee began 2023 with interest from major league teams. Despite a poor start to the season and subsequent injuries, major league teams didn’t doubt his potential and opened their wallets.
The Giants were the first to show interest in Lee in spring training, and San Francisco, whose general manager Pete Putilla traveled to Gocheok SkyDome to watch Lee play in the final game of the season, snatched him up.
The two became the first father and son to go overseas in the KBO.
Lee Jong-beom in 1994 and Lee Jung-hoo this year received the most All-Star votes, making them the first father and son to receive the most All-Star votes.
The same goes for his five Golden Gloves. Lee won three as a shortstop in 1993, 1994, and 1996, and two as an outfielder in 2002 and 2003, for a total of five Golden Gloves. 바카라사이트 순위 Lee won the outfield award for five consecutive years, from 2018 to 2022.
Some of his father’s accomplishments have not been matched by his son. His father, Lee Jong-beom, was named All-Star MVP in 2003 and was the MVP of the 1993 and 1997 Korean Series. His son, Lee Jung-hoo, never won an All-Star Game MVP and left for the United States without winning a Korean Series title.