Hwang Jae-gyun becomes the fourth active player to reach 1,000 hits and 1,000 runs, joining Choi Jeong, Choi Hyung-woo and Kim Hyun-soo…1 away from 2,000 hits

KT Wiz infielder Hwang Jae-gyun has become the 22nd player in KBO history to reach 1,000 hits.

Hwang started the 13th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the Samsung Lions at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Nov. 31, batting third and playing third base.

After striking out in his first at-bat, Hwang hit a two-run double with the bases loaded in the second inning against reliever Kim Dae-woo to give the team a 3-1 lead.

Hwang, who had 998 RBIs before the game, added two more hits to become the 22nd player in KBO history to reach 1,000 RBIs. In addition, Hwang, who had already surpassed the 1,000-run mark, became the first player in history to achieve both 1,000 runs and 1,000 RBIs. He is the 12th player in history and the fourth active player after Choi Jeong (SSG Rangers), Choi Hyung-woo (KIA Tigers), and Kim Hyun-soo (LG Twins). It is the sixth all-time and second among active players as a right-handed hitter.

Hwang Jae-gyun, who had 1998 career hits before today’s game, added one more and is one hit shy of 2000. There are only eight players in the history of baseball with the 1,000-RBI-1,000-Run-2,000 record. He’s within striking distance.

Hwang Jae-gyun had batted .303 with 86 hits, three home runs, 32 RBIs, and 44 runs scored in 76 games before this game, adding to KT’s late-season rebound.토토사이트

Meanwhile, the game was tied at one. KT led 3-1 before Samsung scored two runs to tie the game at 3-3. The top of the third inning is underway.

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