“78 RBIs in 78 games,” the highest-ever clutch heater’s high-end mentality, “I don’t feel anything except for the front hitter.”

He does not budge no matter what choice his opponent makes, as he has already reached the level. Rather, he welcomes the opportunity to have an RBI, and yields perfect results. This is Choi Hyung-woo (41) of KIA, who has the highest number of RBIs in the history of the KBO League.핑크알바

Now, the term “turn the clock back” is also quite outdated. He is still a top hitter. This is especially true in situations wherein his team is in a tight race. He has a batting average of 0.291 for this season, while jumping to 0.361 in the scoring position. By doing so, he is the leader in RBIs and setting a rare record of one RBI per game.

The quality of RBIs is also the best. When the team really needs it, it raises RBIs. This was especially true against LG in Jamsil on the 9th, the starting point of the second half. He fired a full base shot at the top of the sixth inning while the opponent was chasing him. The opponent skipped Kim Do-young on purpose and chose to play against Choi Hyung-woo, but he answered with a home run and sealed the game.

In the meantime, Choi played 78 games this season and posted 78 RBIs. He posted the most RBIs when he was just 41 years old, but his RBI pace was even more surprising. In terms of numbers, playing in games is like an RBI.

Choi Hyung-woo explained that the secret of Choi Hyung-woo is that mental and mental hits are made according to the situation.

“I didn’t feel anything. You all know how old I am. It’s been a long time since I felt something like that,” Choi said in the top of the sixth inning when his opponent avoided a match with Kim Do-young. “I just thought it was a good situation to get an RBI single because it was loaded with one out. I faced the situation in a good mood.”

KIA Choi Hyung-woo (right) is making a high five with Kim Tae-gun after scoring a run on Kim Sun-bin’s timely hit in the top of the first inning of the 2024 KBO League game against LG at Jamsil Stadium on the 9th. 2024. 7. 9. Jamsil | Reporter Park Jin-up upandup@sportsseoul.com

He/she interpreted that he/she was lucky to go to the batter’s box with a positive mind.

“I was playing against Lee Sang-young for the first time. The slider was more curved than I thought. It was a bit like Lotte Barnes. I thought I had no choice but to contact him after two strikes,” Choi said. “But I was lucky. I got a slider that came from my body to the middle. If I had swung and missed before that, I would have swung and missed again, but I was lucky.”

Luck is skill, too. It is skill that produced the best result at a critical moment. “Playing against LG is difficult. I thought that if I fail to score a point here, I will chase after LG again,” Choi recalled. “I think I felt better because I hit a home run in such a situation.”

He has already set a new RBI record by posting 1,620 RBIs overall. “I think it’s better to say that he is a veteran than just the oldest,” Choi said. “Actually, I don’t care much about other records and just look at RBIs. Honestly, I don’t think it makes sense for me to have an RBI this year. There will be times when my pace will drop, so I’ll take it in a good mood as if I’m earning something in advance.”

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