Choi Hyung-woo to receive awards for 1500 hits ahead of 23rd game against KT

Celebrating the KBO League’s only record.

Baseball team KIA held a ceremony to celebrate the 1500th career hit of its center fielder Choi Hyung-woo (40) before the team’s 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against KT at Gwangju-KIA Champions Field on Wednesday.바카라사이트

Choi, who was tied with Doosan manager Lee Seung-yup for first place on the career RBI list with 1,498 before the game against Daejeon Hanwha on Nov. 20, surpassed Lee. Trailing 0-1 in the top of the fourth inning, he faced Han Seung-ju’s first-pitch fastball for a massive 125-meter home run. Ilsoon added two more hits to reach the 1,500-hit milestone.

The team held a meaningful award ceremony in front of the home fans on the day of their return to Gwangju. CEO Choi Jun-young presented Choi Hyung-woo with a commemorative golden bat, and team president Shim Jae-hak presented him with a congratulatory bouquet. KT manager Lee Kang-cheol and player representative Kim Sang-soo also sent congratulatory bouquets and messages to Choi.

Choi will give away 1,500 drinks and 1,500 commemorative water bottles to fans before the game against KT on May 25. “I prepared a small gift to express my gratitude to the fans who have shown me great love during my career,” he said, “and I will do my best to repay their unwavering support until the end of my career.”

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