Lee Jae-hyun of the Samsung Lions hit the first double-digit home run in his career.
Lee Jae-hyun started as a shortstop for the 9th hitter in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League SSG Landers match held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 11th. On this day, he went 3 at bats, 1 hit, 1 home run, 1 RBI, and 1 run, leading Samsung to a 5-4 victory.
Lee Jae-hyun’s home run hit in the 5th inning. In a tight 2-2 situation, Lee Jae-hyeon attacked opponent starter Oh Won-seok’s 140km fastball with no runners, and connected it with a left-handed solo shot. It was Lee Jae-hyun’s 10th home run of the season, and the moment he hit a double-digit home run for the first time since his debut.
After the game, Lee Jae-hyun said, “I thought it was the timing of the fastball and swung confidently. I think it was fortunately connected with a home run.”
This is Jaehyun Lee who has achieved his personal goal. Lee Jae-hyun, who was highly anticipated as a shortstop, set a goal for a double-digit home run this season. But he couldn’t hit a home run as easily as he thought. Instead, he was content just to play.
Lee Jae-hyun said, “Before the season, I thought I wanted to hit a double-digit home run. When I entered the season, I liked going to games rather than home runs. Still, after hitting 9 home runs, I thought it would be nice to hit a home run soon.” “There are still many other areas lacking,” he said, expressing his intention to develop further.메이저놀이터
Colleagues also congratulated Lee Jae-hyun on his 10th gun. David Buchanan hit a home run and hugged Lee Jae-hyun as he came into the dugout. Buchanan praised Lee Jae-hyun, saying, “Lee Jae-hyun is a very talented player. He is still a young player, so I wanted to encourage him and congratulate him when he hits a home run.”
Manager Park Jin-man also raised his thumb, saying, “Congratulations to Lee Jae-hyun, who recorded the first double-digit home run in his career.”
Lee Jae-hyun graduated from Seoul High School and joined Samsung in 2022 as the first nomination. Afterwards, as the first nomination system disappeared in the draft, Lee Jae-hyun became Samsung’s last first nomination. Since his debut season, he has been steadily receiving opportunities and gaining experience, and this year he recorded a double-digit home run, brightening his future.