Lotte, a high school rookie, became the first to hit 100 hits, a feat not even Lee Dae-ho could achieve.
Lotte Giants rookie infielder Kim Min-seok has recorded 100 hits as a high school rookie. He is the first Lotte player to accomplish the feat, which was also accomplished by Lee Dae-ho.
Kim went 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored in the Giants’ 14-3 victory over the Doosan Bears in their final home game of the season on Nov. 11 at Sajik Stadium in Busan.
The high school rookie had been struggling since September, batting 1-for-6 with 10 RBIs in 62 at-bats. Despite being embroiled in controversy recently, Kim was having a meaningful season as a high school rookie this year. Prior to this game, he had 96 hits and was four shy of the 100-hit mark for high school rookies. He had one four-hit game on July 22 against Sajik Kiwoom, but it was unclear if he would be able to do it all at once.
But Kim pounded out four hits in the home finale of his debut season, becoming the eighth high school rookie in history to reach the 100-hit mark. He hit a single to right in the second inning, a double to right in the third inning, a single up the middle in the fourth inning, and an infield single to third base in the sixth inning for his second career four-hit game. 바카라사이트 It was a first for a Lotte player. It was a milestone that even Lee Dae-ho, the only other Lotte hitter with a permanent number, had never achieved.
Prior to Kim, the record for high school rookies with 100 hits was set by LG’s Kim Jae-hyun (134) in 1994, Samsung’s Lee Seung-yeop (104) in 1995, Hyundai’s Park Jin-man (102) in 1996, Haetae’s Jung Sung-hoon (107) in 1999, Nexen’s Lee Jung-hoo (179) in 2017 and KT’s Kang Baek-ho (153) in 2018. Prior to Kim this year, Hanwha’s Moon Hyun-bin became the seventh high school rookie in history to reach the 100-hit mark in the NC game against Daejeon on Feb. 2.
Acting head coach Lee Jong-woon said, “Congratulations to rookie Kim Min-seok on his 100th hit. I hope he will continue to grow and become a top-class player in the KBO League,” said Lee Jong-woon, congratulating Kim on his record.
After the game, Kim said, “I feel like a season has passed quickly. It was the biggest thing that I was able to play baseball without getting injured for a season, and it was thanks to the managers and coaches who believed in me and sent me out to play.” “I felt that I was lacking a lot this year, and I felt a lot. I thought that I should make a lot of improvements from the final camp and play baseball in a better shape next year,” he said.