“2100 hits? I think it’s a record that comes with playing baseball for a long time.”
Kiwoom Heroes veteran infielder Lee Won-seok batted 4-for-5 with a home run and a run scored in the team’s eighth game of the season against the Samsung Lions of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on April 21.
The team defeated Samsung 2-0 in extra innings. With their fourth straight win, they clinched the best-of-seven series and moved into sixth place in the standings.
Lee’s first and second at-bats ended with a foul fly to the catcher and a grounder to the shortstop, respectively, but he got on base in his third at-bat. In the sixth inning, he lined a single to left. With the hit, he became the 57th player in KBO history to reach 2,100 career hits. He also singled to right in the eighth and doubled to set up the game-winning run in the 10th. He later came home on Kim Dong-heon’s sacrifice fly.
“Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Won-seok’s consecutive hits in the 10th inning were decisive,” said Kium coach Hong Won-ki.
Lee Won-seok said, “I wasn’t even thinking about hitting 2,100 runs in my career. I think it came naturally to me after playing baseball for a long time,” Lee said of his 2100th hit.
In the 10th inning, Lee came to bat with the bases loaded. I laid down a fastball, which was fouled off. Then I switched to a hard pitch, which turned into a long ball that shook the Samsung mound. He got lucky.
“I got the bunt sign and it didn’t work. It was a center field pitch, so I knew I had to take advantage of the opportunity, so I hit it hard and it turned out to be a good pitch,” he said.
“I should have run to third without hesitation, but I hesitated once. I was lucky to get to third base safely,” he laughed.바카라
Lee, who was acquired from Samsung in a trade for Kim Tae-hoon in late April, is batting .277 with 61 hits, two home runs, 20 RBIs and 17 runs scored in 63 games this season. He slowed to a .158 batting average in May, but has come alive in June. He’s batting .333 in June and .344 in his last 10 games. He’s rediscovering his early season form.