Every week, Balle Courbe presents the best moments of the KBO League. There’s always something special going on when it comes to baseball in Korea!
Choi Jeong has a long and successful career as a baseball player. He can be proud of several stats but the one that makes you most startled is the number of times he has been hit by a pitcher.
He recently took his 300th shot to the body while at bat.
Think about it for two seconds. 300 bruises, but also 300 presences on the bases without having to hit the ball.
To give you an idea of how big it is, the all-time MLB career record stands at 287 and belongs to Hughie Jennings, a player who was playing in the 1890s.
Either the pitchers are pitching off the hook in Korea or Choi Jeong is unlucky in life.
Check back next week for another edition of “Meanwhile, Korea”!