Bumping over 20 homers every year since the 2012 season
(Suwon = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Kyung-yun = ‘People’s giant’ kt wiz Park Byeong-ho (36) surpassed ‘Lion King’ Lee Seung-yeop (retired).
Park Byeong-ho became the first professional baseball player to set a 20-home run milestone in a home game against NC Dinos held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 21st.
He took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning, leading 5-1, and fired a solo shot over the left wall against right-handed Kim Tae-kyung, the second pitcher of the opposing team.
In the ball count 2 ball-1 strike, he drew an arch with a distance of 125 m by pulling a fastball on the body with a speed of 143 km per hour.
Park Byeong-ho, who hit his 20th home run of the season, broke the previous record held by Lee Seung-yeop (8 years) and set the first KBO league record of 20 home runs in nine consecutive seasons.
Park Byeong-ho hit 31 home runs in the 2012 season while playing for the Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom) and surpassed the 20 and 30 home runs in a season for the first time since his professional debut. He made a name for himself as a representative giant in the league.
From 2016 to 2017, he played in the American professional baseball team.
In 2018, he returned to Nexen and hit 43 home runs, and produced 33 home runs in the 2019 season.
Although he had a poor performance with a batting average of 0.223 in the 2020 season, he hit 21 home runs and showed off his slugging power.
He hit 20 home runs last season when he hit a batting average of 0.227, and continued his 20-home run record for eight consecutive seasons.
This season, when he changed to kt, he hit a home run from the beginning of the season and made a name for himself.
He hit all of his home runs last year in 65 games this season.
Park Byeong-ho has maintained his unrivaled first place in the home run rankings this season. Kim Hyun-soo (13) of the LG Twins, who is in second place, leads by 7 points.
Park Byeong-ho, who set a great record, came out to the dugout after the attack at the end of the 5th inning and held a flower ceremony with congratulations from his teammates.
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