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Park Yong-taek “Son As-seob cherishes every at-bat… May he set a record today”

Yong-taek Park, 45, a KBSN Sports commentator, traveled to Jamsil Baseball Stadium to watch the moment his KBO League record for career hits was broken.

Yong-taek Park, 45, a KBSN Sports commentator, traveled to Jamsil Baseball Stadium to watch the moment his KBO League record for career hits was broken.

“I was proud of my record,” Park said, “but it’s even more meaningful when a more talented junior comes out and sets a new record. I came to personally congratulate the athlete for setting a new record.”

An official from the NC Dinos said, “If Son As-seob (36) sets a new record for career hits today, Commissioner Park Yong-taek will deliver a congratulatory bouquet.” “Commissioner Park first contacted the club to say, ‘I want to personally congratulate Son As-seob on achieving the record,'” the official said.

Son will become the KBO’s all-time leader in hits with one more hit against the visiting Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Sunday.

The day before, Son had accumulated 2,504 hits, tying him with Park Yong-taek for first place.

On June 23, 2018, Park hit his 2,319th hit in an LG Twins uniform, passing Yang Jun-hyuk, the chairman of the Korea Baseball Foundation, to become the all-time leader in hits.

At the time, Chairman Yang visited Jamsil Stadium and hugged Park Yong-taek, who surpassed his record.

Park, who retired after hitting 2,504 hits through the 2020 season, will be happy to see his name drop to second place in the KBO’s all-time hits list after six years.

“On the day I set the record, Yang Jun-hyuk met me right before the game and said, ‘I might not be able to come tomorrow. I’ve cleared my schedule until tomorrow, but I hope Son Asub can achieve the record today,” Park said, laughing.

“The career hits record is not something that can be set in one or two good seasons. He’s a hitter who values every at-bat and every at-bat more than anyone else,” he said, adding, “He’s still in his prime. I think he will be able to set the 3,000-hit record.” He also sent a message of support to his junior.

When Son hits his 2,505th hit, a “short ceremony” will be held when he comes home with a run or returns to the dugout after an out.

Commissioner Park Yong-taek will present a bouquet of flowers to Son, along with NC president Lim Sun-nam, manager Kang In-hwa and Doosan players.

The KBO decided to use a pre-marked ball at Son’s bat to retrieve his KBO career-high hit memorabilia.

Many stakeholders are waiting for the moment when Son achieves his hard-earned hit record.

“His record is the result of a lot of things, including self-management, ability, and concentration,” said NC coach Kang In-hwa. He is synonymous with steadiness that everyone recognizes.” “He says that he is not conscious of the record, but he should set the record soon to ease the pressure. I hope he gets a hit soon.” 파워볼

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