Only two players in the KBO have ever hit 2500 hits. NC Dinos’ Son As-seob is now one hit away from the record.

Son recorded his 2,500th career hit with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning of a home game against the Samsung Lions at NC Park in Changwon on March 15.

Son, who had 2,499 hits the day before, was hitless until his third at-bat of the day. He started as the No. 2-designated hitter, but his first at-bat in the first inning was a straight hit to shortstop, and his second at-bat in the third inning was a grounder to second base that didn’t leave the infield. In his third at-bat of the fourth inning, he was also unable to produce a hit as he was caught by Kim Heon-gon in right field.

Son’s 2,500th hit came in dramatic circumstances. 안전놀이터 In the bottom of the seventh inning, with NC trailing 2-4 and batting fourth, Son took two pitches from Samsung right-hander Lee Seung-hyun and pulled a 143-kilometer fastball over the right-field wall for a solo home run.

The home run gave NC the lead for good, and they held on for a 6-4 victory over Samsung in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Son finished the game 1-for-5 with one home run.

In the 40-year history of the KBO, only Park Yong-taek (retired, former LG) and Son As-seob are the only two players to reach 2,500 hits.

Park made his professional debut with the LG Twins in the 2002 season and had 108 hits that season before retiring from active play after the 2021 season. In his retirement season, he hit 65 home runs and retired with the KBO record for most hits in a career with 2504.

Yang “Yang Shin” Jun-hyuk retired with 2318 career hits, 슬롯사이트 추천 followed by Kim Tae-gyun with 2209 hits and Lee Dae-ho with 2199 hits.

Among active players, Son was the first to reach 2,500 hits. Behind Son is Choi Hyung-woo (KIA), who is third on the all-time hits list and second among active players, with 2,395 hits through 16 days.

Son made his professional debut with the Lotte Giants in 2007, going just 1-for-6 in the first team that year, but he showed he was a capable player the following year with a triple-double (.303, 218-for-66) and established himself as a mainstay in 2010, his fourth year as a professional, when he reached triple digits in hits (129) for the first time. After surpassing 1,000 career hits in 2015, Son became the youngest player in history to reach 1,500 hits in 2018 and the second player in history to reach 2,000 hits in 2021, joining Park Yong-taek as the second player to reach the 2,500-hit plateau.

Son is a “hit-maker” who has won the league’s most hits title four times, in 2012, 2013, 2017, and 2023.

Park Yong-taek started his professional career as a college rookie who joined LG after graduating from Korea University, so he retired after 19 seasons. However, Son started as a high school rookie after graduating from Busan High School and has already approached Park’s record, and at the age of 36, he is not yet in a position to consider retirement and is likely to push the record for most hits in a career to a much higher number.

Son recorded his 2501st hit on Saturday with a dramatic tiebreaking single in the bottom of the ninth inning against Samsung Electronics. Son’s tying hit and Seo Ho-cheol’s bases-loaded walk gave NC a 5-4 victory. He now needs three more hits to tie Park Yong-taek’s record and four more to break it.

As Son’s record approaches, the team has organized various events to celebrate. Fans who “intuit” Son’s record-breaking hit will be entered into a drawing to win a skybox viewing experience, a commemorative photo with Son, an autographed baseball, a solid gold baseball, and gift certificates. 실시간 바카라사이트 The second place winner (5) will receive a cruise voucher and sunglasses, the third place winner (9) will also receive a voucher, and the fourth place winner (10) will receive a tumbler, ballpoint pen, travel kit, and many other benefits and gifts.

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