Lee Jung-hoo, the son of ‘Son of the Wind’ legend Lee Jong-beom, has hit a jackpot that even his father didn’t expect.
The Kiwoom Heroes’ Lee Jung-hoo is leaving the KBO for the last time this year. Starting next year, he will play for the San Francisco Giants in the American Major League (ML).
Lee recently announced that he signed a six-year, $113 million contract with San Francisco.
The news of Lee Jung-hoo’s big contract has attracted not only Korean baseball fans, but also American and Japanese baseball fans.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Lee Jong-bum, the “Son of the Wind,” Lee Jung-hoo, the “Grandson of the Wind,” will be able to follow in his father’s footsteps and write a new record in Korean baseball.
Lee made his KBO debut in 2017, and over the course of seven seasons, he has amassed a career batting average of .340, 1,181 hits, 65 home runs, 515 RBIs, and a 4.7 OPS. He also has a good strikeout-to-walk ratio, with more walks than strikeouts. In his seven seasons of play, he hasn’t won a Korean Series title, but he did lead his team to the Korean Series in 2022. In 2021, 온라인카지노 he won the batting title with a 3.6 batting average and won five Golden Gloves in his career.
When Lee made his debut in 2017, no one expected him to be this good.
In his debut season, LG’s Go Woo-seok (300 million won) and Lotte’s Yoon Sung-bin (4.5 million won) were paid more than Lee (200 million won) and received more attention.
Lee played in every game in his debut season and won the Rookie of the Year award after batting 3-for-2 with 4 RBIs and a new high school rookie record of 179 hits. His father, Lee Jong-beom, did not win the rookie of the year honor in his debut season behind Yang Jun-hyuk.
The father-son duo also became the first father-son duo in Korean baseball to play overseas.
His father played for the Haetae Tigers, becoming the second player after Sun Dong-yeol to play in a foreign league. Lee Jong-beom joined the Junichi Dragons of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in 1998. During his career, Lee Jong-beom was known as the “baseball genius,” “Jong-beom Shin,” and “son of the wind” and was one of the best players in the game. After playing in Japan, Jong-beom returned to the KIA Tigers and represented South Korean baseball until his retirement in 2012. His number 7 has been retired by the Tigers.
On his father’s retirement day in 2012,
Lee Jong-beom threw out the ceremonial first pitch and his son Lee Jung-hoo batted. A decade later, Lee’s son, Lee Jung-hoo, is now the best player to represent South Korea.
Back in the day, Lee Jong-bum told an entertainment program that he didn’t think Lee would make it to the major leagues. In fact, Lee Jong-bum suggested that he play professional baseball in Japan rather than the major leagues. However, his son defied his father’s expectations and made it to the Major League Baseball in the United States.
Lee was born in the womb with the legendary Lee Jong-bum as his father. 사설 토토사이트 With a legendary father, Lee was able to overcome the pressure of being a second-generation baseball player and reach for higher goals than his father.
The ranking of Lee Jong-bum’s son to Lee Jung-hoo’s father has changed.