The KBO League record set by Lee Seung-yeop, the “Lion King,” with the most home runs, RBIs, and runs scored, is about to be overtaken by his juniors. 안전놀이터
In the 2023 KBO League, several records are expected to emerge.
After Lee retired after the 2017 season, he returned to the field last year as the head coach of the Doosan Bears. Lee Seung-yeop recorded 467 homers, 1498 RBIs, 1355 runs, and 4077 bases, the most records in this category. His record for most home runs in a single season (56 home runs in 2003) remains unbroken. He had an 8-year hiatus in the KBO League, but ended his career with great results.
However, as the years passed, he passed on his great record to his juniors.
Choi Hyeong-woo (40, KIA Tigers) is currently ranked second in RBIs. Choi Hyung-woo posted 1461 RBIs in his career. If only 38 RBIs are added this year, the first place name will be changed to Choi Hyeong-woo.
Choi Hyung-woo recorded 71 RBIs last year, and is also looking to reach 1500 RBIs for the first time in history.
Hyung-Woo Choi (3756 RUTs) is in 3rd place after Seung-Yeop Lee and Jun-Hyuk Yang (3879 RUTs) in the highest number of RUTs category. There is a possibility of recapturing first place this year, but it seems likely that the record will be achieved by the 2024 season at the latest.
Choi Jeong (36), the leading hitter of SSG Landers, is aiming to regain first place in home runs and runs scored.
The gap between Choi Jeong and Lee Seung-yeop, who hit 429 homers in their career, is 38. Choi Jeong-eun has hit around 30 home runs every season for the past five years. He may fail to break the record this year, but breaking the record for most home runs is only a matter of time. The first 500 home runs in the KBO League are also possible.
Choi Jeong (1274 points), who is in third place after Lee Seung-yeop and Yang Jun-hyeok (1299 points), can rise to the top of all-time by adding 82 points this year.
In the pitching category, it is noteworthy whether Samsung Lions Oh Seung-hwan (40) will achieve 400 saves.
Oh Seung-hwan, who currently leads the division with 370 saves, will achieve the long-awaited 400 saves by adding 30 saves. 400 saves is a record that will be difficult to break in the future. However, Oh Seung-hwan’s advanced age and poor restraint are the key factors.