“Choi Jung vs. Kim Do-young” and “Present and Future” of Korean baseball, Incheon will heat up during the week

The 2024 professional baseball match between SSG and KIA, which will be held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon from the 11th to the 13th, draws attention as a match between “legendary” and “next-generation superstars.”토토사이트

The main characters are Choi Jeong (SSG) and Kim Do-young (KIA). The history of Choi Jeong, born in 1987, and Kim Do-young, a third-year professional born in 2003, are truly marvelous.

Choi has already become a living legend. Choi, who became the new “homer king” after surpassing the record of most home runs in the KBO League (467) held by Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop in April, is making history every day. In the match against Kiwoom on the 1st, he exceeded 1,400 points for the first time in the KBO league history, and also became the second player to post 1,500 RBIs after Choi Hyung-woo.

Although he is a veteran in his 40s, Choi’s power is still terrifying. As of Tuesday, Choi ranks first in home runs (18 homers) and slugging percentage (0.631) and second in OPS (1.020) and RBIs (54). He is a “year-old Korean slugger” with Kang Baek-ho (KT), who is competing with him to become the home run king.

Kim is also displaying robust performance. As of Tuesday, he has displayed even-handed performance in all aspects of his batting, including a batting average of 0.348 (sixth), 16 home runs (joint fifth), 41 RBIs, 57 runs (first), 87 hits (joint second), 21 steals (fifth), a slugging percentage of 0.604 (third) and an OPS of 0.999 (third).

After struggling for a while in early May, Kim quickly recovered his batting sense from the middle of the season, and swung five homers, 10 RBIs and 11 runs in 11 games from the game against NC on May 29 to the game against Doosan on May 9. Notably, he recorded his first homerun against his former team this season against Doosan on May 7.

It is also a good thing for Kim Do-young that the match will be held at SSG Landers Field. Since his debut in 2022, Kim Do-young has a batting average of 0.409 with eight homers and 16 RBIs.

Choi Jung and Kim Do-young have already had a match for the monthly MVP. In the monthly MVP vote from March to April, Kim Do-young won the monthly MVP award, beating Choi Jung, who set the record for the most home runs in KBO by setting the record of 10 home runs for the first time in KBO history.

KIA fell to second place last week after losing its long-held lead to LG. SSG remains in fifth place, but the gap is not wide, just one game behind sixth-place NC. In a crucial match for both teams, the present and future of the KBO League herald a hot game.

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