Kiwoom Heroes’ Lee Jung-hoo, the best active professional baseball star, has officially announced that he will advance to the major leagues after next season.
On the 19th, Lee Jung-hoo visited the Gocheok Sky Dome Kiwoom club office in Guro-gu, Seoul and conveyed his intention to the club.
Lee Jung-hoo, who joined in 2017, will fill the 7th season, which is the qualification for overseas advancement through the posting system (private competitive bidding), if he plays until next season (2023).
This is the first time that Lee Jung-hoo, who has consistently expressed his intention to go abroad, has officially announced his intention to challenge the big leagues to the club. 스포츠토토
Lee Jung-hoo, who has been active with a batting average of 0.324 since 2017, his first year at the club, is a representative Korean baseball star who has ranked first in history with a career batting average of 0.342 for six seasons until this year.
This season, he played in 142 games and swept first place in five categories, including batting average (0.349), hits (193), RBI (113 points), on-base percentage (0.421), and slugging percentage (0.575).
An official from the Kiwoom club said, “We support Lee Jung-hoo’s willingness to challenge and hope that he will achieve good results next year.”