Choi Hyung-woo (40, KIA), who set a personal record of 1500 RBIs for the first time in the KBO League, pays tribute to the fans who returned the commemorative ball.토토사이트
Hyung-woo Choi met with reporters ahead of the game against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 21st and announced that he had returned his 1500 RBI commemorative ball from a fan who picked it up.
Choi Hyung-woo hit a two-run home run over the center wall to Han Seung-ju in the 4th inning against Hanwha the previous day (20th). It was the moment when Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop’s 1498 RBI record was created for the first time in the KBO League with 1500 RBI.
It was a meaningful moment when the history of the KBO League was newly written, and the commemorative ball also became a hot topic. Hanwha center fielder Moon Hyun-bin inadvertently threw the home run ball to the outfield crowd after hitting the grass over the center fence and bouncing back to the ground.
The Hanwha team’s security team attempted to retrieve the ball, but the spectator who picked it up expressed their intention to own it. After the game, Choi Hyeong-woo said, “I heard that you don’t give the ball. Personally, I don’t need a ball. I don’t have to have it unless the KBO needs it,” he said coolly.
However, on the 21st, the spectators who took the commemorative ball conveyed their intention to return the commemorative ball to Choi Hyung-woo through the KIA club. The crowd supporting the KIA visited the KIA’s Daejeon expedition accommodation at noon and delivered the ball directly to Choi Hyeong-woo.
Choi Hyung-woo also expressed his gratitude and decided to invite the fan before the home game against KT in Gwangju on the 23rd. He concluded warmly by promising to give small gifts such as signed balls, bats, and uniforms.
Meanwhile, the KIA club will pre-order Choi Hyung-woo’s 1500 RBI uniforms, caps, and commemorative balls from the 22nd. The front of the commemorative uniform is engraved with the phrase ‘1500RBI’ representing 1500 RBIs and the Tigers word mark symbolizing Choi Hyeong-woo’s sharp hitting and strength. Choi Hyung-woo’s embroidered signature is engraved on the lower right side of the uniform, and a 1500 RBI commemorative patch is attached to the right sleeve.
Commemorative hats and commemorative balls are also produced. A 1500 RBI commemorative patch is attached to the side of the cap, and an image symbolizing Choi Hyung-woo’s number 34 is inserted on the back. The same patch and uniform number image are applied to the commemorative ball.