Hits, hits, hits.
Lotte Giants outfielder Kim Min-seok (19) has reached 100 hits. He batted eighth and had four hits against the Doosan Bears at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on Nov. 11. He reached 100. He made a strong impression on the 9940 fans who watched the final home game of the season.
He hit a single to right in his first at-bat in the second inning and followed with back-to-back singles to center in the third and fourth innings. In his fourth at-bat of the sixth inning, he singled to the third base side of the infield.
Kim Min-seok said, “Regardless of the outcome, I was very grateful that the fans came to Sajik Baseball Stadium. The 100 hits were possible not because I was good, but because the manager and coach believed in me until the end.”
He is the eighth player in history to hit 100 hits in his first year as a high school graduate. Previously, Hanwha Eagles’ Moon Hyun-bin (19) reached 100 hits against the NC Dinos on Feb. 2.
Kim Jae-hyun in 1994, Lee Seung-yeop in 1995, Park Jin-man in 1996, Jung Sung-hoon in 1999, Lee Jung-hoo in 2017, and Kang Baek-ho in 2018 all hit 100 hits in their first year out of high school. These legends have been followed by others.
Kim Min-seok was Lotte’s first-round pick in 2023, but he’s playing more like a starter than a potential rookie.
After a disappointing fall baseball season, Lotte gave its home fans a cool victory. They pounded out 17 hits to win 14-3.토토사이트
Kim Min-seok and Jeong Hoon combined for four hits and two RBIs, while Yoo Kang-nam had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs.
Ace Park Se-woong, returning from the Asian Games team, pitched six innings of three-run ball for his ninth win of the season.
Kim Min-seok said, “I found a lot of things that were lacking this year. I will be the Kim Min-seok of 2024, who has grown more than the Kim Min-seok of 2023.”
Lotte players greeted the home fans with a placard that read, “We will come back stronger.