‘National team break’ Samsung Kang Min-ho, the standard for revival in the 2023 season is Park Kyung-wan’s great record

With ’14 consecutive years of record’, we break the great record of the great seniors.

Samsung Lions veteran catcher Kang Min-ho (38) is preparing for his 20th professional season by sweating every day at the team’s spring camp in Onna Village, Okinawa, Japan. Having been active as a national representative from 2006 to 2021, he was selected as a strong candidate for the Taegeuk mark ahead of the 5th World Baseball Classic (WBC) this year. However, Yang Eui-ji (36, Doosan Bears) and Lee Ji-young (37, Kiwoom Heroes) were included in the final entry, and his participation in the WBC was also canceled this time. Kang Min-ho’s 카지노사이트first and last appearance at the WBC was in the 2nd tournament in 2009.

Personally, there must be some regrets, but as a veteran catcher, there are positive aspects to preparing for the new season. This is because he can prepare for the new season only in Okinawa without the variable of joining the national team.

Kang Min-ho, along with Yang Eui-ji, is the catcher representing the KBO league. From 2011 to 2022, the Golden Glove in the catcher category belonged to Kang Min-ho and Yang Eui-ji. Kang Min-ho won the Golden Gloves six times, including the 2008 award, from 2011 to 2013, 2017, and 2021. Kang Min-ho’s performance in the 2021 season, which last won the Golden Glove, was a batting average of 0.291, 18 home runs, 67 RBIs, and 55 points in 123 games.

However, in the 2022 season, he could not continue the good performance of the 2021 season. In 130 games he played, he had a batting average of .258, 13 home runs, 66 RBIs and 38 runs scored. In 58 games in the second half, he played an active role with a batting average of 0.306 and 11

Overall, grades fell compared to 2021, but one meaningful streak was achieved in the 2022 season. It is ‘consecutive season double-digit home runs’. Kang Min-ho recorded double-digit homers in 13 consecutive seasons from the 2010 season to the 2022 season. On September 6 last year, he drew the 10th arch in the Daegu Kiwoom Heroes game, and this home run was also Kang Min-ho’s 300th personal career.

Kang Min-ho and Park Gyeong-wan (coach of the LG Twins) are the only catchers who hit 300 homers in the KBO league. Coach Park hit a total of 314 home runs (the number one catcher’s home run ever), while Kang Min-ho hit 303 home runs until last year. If you add 12 now, you will exceed Coach Park’s record.

As an offensive catcher, if Kang Min-ho revives with a double-digit arch for 14 consecutive years this year, it is expected that he will naturally be able to set a new record for the most home runs by a catcher. The record of a senior player who has come into view is a clear motivation for him preparing for the 2023 season.

home runs, but it was painful to stay with a batting average of 0.220 in 72 games in the first half.