I think records are something that comes if you do your best every day on the field without getting injured.”
NC Dinos outfielder Son Ah-seop (35) is on the verge of creating a record that will remain in KBO League history. This is the first time in the KBO League to have 150 hits for 8 consecutive seasons and the second time in history to have 200 bases for 11 consecutive seasons.
First of all, there have been no 150 hits for 8 consecutive years. If Son Ah-seop writes it, he will surpass former LG Twins Park Yong-taek (150 hits for 7 consecutive seasons, 2012-2018) and become the first player to achieve the record of 150 hits for 8 consecutive seasons.
Son Ah-seop, who debuted with the Lotte Giants in 2007, hit 129 hits in the 2010 season, hitting triple digits for the first time since his debut. Afterwards, he consistently hit over 150 hits from the 2012 season to the 2014 season, but his streak of 150 hits for four consecutive years was halted with only 141 hits in the 2015 season.
Then, he hit 186 hits in the 2016 season, and from the 2016 season until last year, he hit 150 hits without any ups and downs. If he had had more than 150 hits in the 2015 season, he would have had an incredible 11th consecutive year with 150 hits.
Second, only the second time in history to hit 200 bases in 11 consecutive seasons. If achieved, he will be tied for first place with former Lotte Giants Lee Dae-ho (2005-2011-2017-2020) for the most consecutive seasons. It is no exaggeration to call him a living legend.
The 15th game of the season against the Kiwoom Heroes of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Changwon NC Park on the 7th. Son Ah-seop started as the number one hitter and right fielder and hit a double in the second inning and a double in the fourth. On this day, he contributed to the team’s victory by going 2 hits in 3 at-bats, 3 runs, and 1 walk.
As a result, Son Ah-seop added two hits and a triple that day, recording 148 hits and 198 doubles for the season. Only the number ‘2’ remains until 150 hits and 200 bases.
After the game, Son Ah-seop said, “After the game, I heard that there were two left, 150 hits for the 8th consecutive season and 200 bases for the 11th consecutive season. He believes that records are something that comes if you do your best every day on the field without getting injured. He said emphatically, “I don’t plan on thinking too much about it and will just focus on the team’s victory.”
With this win, NC jumped to third place with a three-game sweep during the week. They are on the rise with 8 wins and 2 losses in the last 10 games, and are at 5 wins and 1 loss as of September. Son Ah-seop is giving strength to the team with a batting average of 0.339, 148 hits, 5 home runs, 63 RBIs, and 76 runs.
Son Ah-seop said, “Every game is very important in a fierce battle for rankings, and I am glad that the team can continue its winning streak. “I can only feel joy at this moment, and I will prepare well to play well in the upcoming four-game series,” he said.바카라
He continued, “Every game is so important that it feels like the final of a national competition. “I will do my best to win no matter what team we face,” he pledged.
NC will play four consecutive weekend games, including a double header, against the Lotte Giants at home in Changwon. Lotte is Son Ah-seop’s former team. Will he be able to set a record in front of his home team?
NC coach Kang In-kwon expressed his belief, saying, “We will be able to write it this week.”