A milestone was also established at the place where history began…Park Geon-woo, No. 1 and No. 100 guns are all in Changwon


[OSEN=Reporter Cho Hyeong-rae] NC Dinos Park Kun-woo (33)’s unforgettable moment was created again in Masan.

Park Kun-woo fired a superior two-run four at the end of the 7th inning against the Samsung Lions in the regular season of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at NC Park in Changwon on the 19th, which was dragged 1-5.

It was a home run that started the chase. Against Samsung right-hander Lee Seung-hyun, they were concentrated with 1 ball and 2 strikes. He got the timing right by making a cut with a foul, and he pushed a 143km fastball on the 6th pitch and drew a two-run arch over the right wall. This home run was also Park Kun-woo’s second home run of the season and his 100th career home run.

However, Park Gun-woo’s home run did not lead to victory. He drove his momentum and added one more run in the 8th inning, but could not prevent a 4-5 defeat. After the game, Park Kun-woo recalled the past, saying, “I have an unforgettable memory of hitting my first home run in my professional debut 10 years ago at Masan Baseball Stadium, and it is even more meaningful to hit 100 home runs here at Changwon NC Park.”

It was Park Kun-woo, who graduated from Seoul High School and wore a Doosan Bears uniform with the 10th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2009 rookie draft. Park Kun-woo, who returned from his military service in the police baseball team early on, came into the limelight as the representative of Doosan Hwasubun. 2013 was also the beginning of Park’s career. Based on home runs, the history of Park Kun-woo began in Changwon, the hometown of NC where he currently wears his uniform. On April 27, 2013, in the match against NC held at Masan Stadium in Changwon, Park Geon-woo replaced Sue-bin as the runner-up. He came to the plate in the 8th inning, leading 7-4, with no runners on one run, and hit Lee Seong-min (retired)’s first pitch, 144km fastball, and fired a solo shot that went over the left fence. He hit his first home run in his debut 9 games.

“Especially today, with many fans visiting, I even hit a special home run, so I seem to have enjoyed taking pictures with a more joyful heart. I did my best until the end of the game, but it’s unfortunate that the team lost, and I will work harder with my teammates to show a better performance and record in the next game.”

After hitting his first home run in his debut in 2013 at Masan Stadium, Park Kun-woo received an opportunity with a batting average of 2.77, 1 home run and 7 RBIs in 34 games. Park Kun-woo, who had stagnated in 2014, began to receive opportunities in earnest from 2015, and when Kim Hyun-soo entered the major leagues and transferred to LG as a free agent, and Min Byung-hun obtained a free agent qualification and transferred to Lotte, he became a clear axis of the Doosan outfield team. has grown into He became the center of the Dusan Dynasty as he came into the limelight as an outfielder of the Hotajun tribe.

Park Gun-woo, who built a top-notch career, obtained a free agent (FA) qualification after the 2021 season, signed a contract with NC for 6 years and 10 billion won, moved his nest, and was reborn as the center of the team. Last year, he recorded a batting average of 3.3, 6, 137 hits, 10 homers, 61 RBIs and an OPS of .866 in 111 games. He was so hot at the end of the season that he competed for the batting title and led the fall baseball competition. He has a batting average of .783 with 37 hits, 2 home runs and 22 RBIs in 36 games this year.


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