Hyeon-jong Yang (34), a major pitcher for the KIA Tigers in professional baseball, got the most votes in the second round of all-star fan voting.
Yang Hyun-jong, a candidate for Nanum All-Star starting pitcher, won 746,826 votes in the second half of the fan vote for the 2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO All-Star Game ‘Best 12’ announced by the KBO Secretariat on the 20th, and is the Dream All-Star Catcher with the most votes in the first count. Kim Tae-gun (Samsung Lions, 335,272 votes) of ‘Samsung Lions’ came to the top by 11,554 votes.
If Yang Hyun-jong, who is aiming for the ‘best 12’ for the fourth time in four years since 2017, becomes the finalist, the player with the most votes for the first time in 9 years since the LG Twins Bong Jung-geun, who won the most votes as a candidate for the Western relief pitcher in 2013. becomes
In addition, since 2013, when the selection of the All-Star Best Pitcher category was divided into selection and salvation, Yang Hyun-jong could write a new history of getting the most votes as a starting pitcher for the first time.
The KIA All-Star candidates continued to be strong, sweeping 11 places in the Nanum All-Star (LG, Kiwoom, NC, KIA, Hanwha) ‘Best 12’, excluding one outfielder.
The player who prevented KIA’s dominance was Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes), who grew up to be a ‘master of hitting’ and runs second in the outfield division (6080 votes).
In the Dream All-Star (kt, Doosan, Samsung, Lotte, SSG), Samsung players are leading the way in 9 positions.
However, the gap between the 1st and 2nd places is not large, so the hero of the glory can change according to the votes.
2nd baseman Ji-chan Kim (Samsung, 57,199 votes) and Chi-hong Ahn (Lotte, 472,576 votes), third baseman Won-seok Lee (Samsung, 476,747 votes) and Choi Jeong (SSG, 394,507 votes) ) are fighting.
Kim Kwang-hyeon (SSG, 34), who forms one axis of the era of ‘Kwang-hyeon-jong’ who returned with Yang Hyun-jong, runs the first place in the Dream All-Star starting pitcher (692,021 votes), increasing the possibility of a start-up match in the All-Star Game.
Fan voting for the 2022 KBO All-Star Game ‘Best 12’ will be held until July 3.
The final number of votes is determined by combining the fan vote (70%) and the team vote (30%), which will be resumed after two years.
The All-Star Game, special to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of professional baseball, will be held on July 16 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.
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