“I went into the batter’s box thinking I was going to hit a home run”
Hanwha Eagles’ Chae Eun-sung, 33, celebrates after winning her first home run race.
Chae Eun-sung hit five balls over the fence to win the Com2Sports Pro Baseball Home Run Race at the 2023 Shinhan Bank Solar KBO All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium on Thursday.
He also won the distance award along with Park Dong-won (LG Twins), who hit a 130-meter home run to win the home run race. He won 5 million won in prize money and an LG Standby Me GO, and received a Galaxy Tab S8 for the non-distance award.
“I didn’t expect to win,” said Chae. I only meant to participate, but I’m nervous,” she said, adding, “I went into the batter’s box with the idea of hitting just one, not ending with ‘0,’ but I ended up winning.”
The team explained the background of choosing Yoo Kang-nam as a batting ball pitcher.
Chae Eun-sung said, “Yoo Kang-nam himself asked me to pitch the batting ball. He said he would pitch. He said he had experience. I accepted because I’m close to Gangnam, and it was meaningful for me to participate anyway,” she said, adding, “If Gangnam wins, I said ‘banting’ (a slang term for dividing money or items in half), but I’ll try to coordinate again.” She laughed.
He said he was surprised to see Park’s early home run momentum.
“When I saw Byung-ho hit a home run early on, the speed of his bat was different. His pace was so good that I expected him to finish second,” she recalled.
Before the event, Noh said he thought Sihwan would win. “I actually thought he was going to win,” he said. “I don’t hit home runs in practice,” he said, “I don’t hit directional shots. 토토사이트 I try to hit it with direction, but today he seemed to be in a hurry.”