Write a new history and challenge for the batting title!… NC Son Ah-seop, spring day at age 35

NC Dinos Son Ah-seop (35) is synonymous with consistency. His value can be felt just by looking at his batting average of 0.322 (2,383 hits in 7,400 at bats) in 1,948 career games, his production of 1.22 hits per game, and his on-base percentage of 0.396. In the first game of the doubleheader against the Changwon Lotte Giants on the 9th, he made history by becoming the first KBO player to hit 150 hits in a single season for eight consecutive years. It surpassed the previous record set by Park Yong-taek (KBSN Sports commentator) of the LG Twins, who had more than 150 hits for seven consecutive years.

150 hits in a single season is a record that is difficult to achieve without tremendous contact ability. Son Ah-seop’s record of 150 hits in consecutive seasons has been ongoing for eight seasons, but the starting point was 2012 (158 hits). Except for 2015 (141 hits), he has had more than 150 hits in 11 of the last 12 seasons until this year. He warmed up his bat by recording 129 hits in 2010 and 144 hits in 2011, when he made his name known in earnest, and is now on the path to becoming a KBO legend. It’s truly amazing consistency.토토사이트

Son Ah-seop’s record is not over yet. He reached the single-season record of 200 bases for 11 consecutive years from 2013 to this year. This is tied with Lee Dae-ho (retired) for the longest consecutive season with 200 bases in KBO history. If he reaches 200 bases next season, he will make another history. He reached the 200 bases (224 bases) mark for the first time in 2011, but it is unfortunate that he failed to achieve it by one base in 2012 (199 bases) when he recorded 199 bases. Thanks to his thorough self-management and passion, he completely dispelled concerns about his aging curve.

Additional challenges remain. This is the title of batting champion that he has never been able to achieve despite his consistent performance. Son Ah-seop ranks second in this category after Guillermo Heredia (0.342, SSG Landers) with a batting average of 0.341 (154 hits in 451 at-bats) this season (as of the 11th). Since he had a total of 501 at-bats, the fact that his batting average fluctuated less than Heredia, who had 411 at-bats, could also be an advantage.

A new history has already been written. In addition to challenging for the batting title for the first time in his career, he has already completed preparations to lead the first fall baseball game at NC’s home stadium (Changwon NC Park) as captain. When NC won the 2020 regular season-Korean Series combined championship, the fall baseball game was played only at Gocheok Sky Dome due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). In many ways, the 2023 season will likely be an unforgettable season for Son Ah-seop.

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