Kang Jeong-ho, Kim Ha-sung intuition book ‘Bare-handed catch of foul ball!” local broadcasters “Look at this fan. Jung Ho Kang is here”
Kang Jung-ho, formerly of the Kiwoom Heroes and Pittsburgh Pirates, watched Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres) play in person.
Kang Jeong-ho was in the stands for the 2023 Major League Baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on May 25 (KST). Kim, who grew up with Kang Jeong-ho, started at first base and third base. Kim exploded for his 13th and 14th multi-homer games of the season.
Kang Jeong-ho performed a rare feat of catching a foul ball with his bare hands during the game. This was captured on the MLBTV broadcast.
The broadcaster recognized Jung-ho Kang as a former major leaguer and said, “Look at this fan. This is Jung Ho Kang, who played for the Pirates,” and welcomed him.
As he sat in the stands, Kang turned on his YouTube live stream to cheer on Kim.
“I met him briefly at practice and cheered him on. All the Pittsburgh employees were still there. I knew a lot of people,” he said.
When Kim returned to the plate, he said, “I’m not going to give him a good pitch because he hit a home run. You can see the confidence in his swing. He should come to the game more often,” he said.
Jung-ho Kang wore a Pittsburgh uniform from 2015 to 2019. 메이저놀이터
In 297 games over four seasons, he batted .254 with a .331 on-base percentage, .466 slugging percentage, 46 home runs and 144 RBIs. His career year was 2016. He batted .255 with an OPS of 0.867, hitting 21 home runs and 62 RBIs. This earned him the nickname King Kang.
In the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), Kang played for Hyundai and Kiwoom (formerly Nexen) from 2006 to 2014. In 902 career games, he batted .298 with 139 home runs.
Kang hit a guardrail on a traffic island near Samsung Station in Seoul in December 2016 and fled the scene. His blood alcohol level was 0.084%, which is a license suspension. He was also caught driving under the influence in 2009 and 2011.