Lee Woo-sung (KIA Tigers), who had the ‘bad luck’ of colliding with an umpire, washed away his regret with his first grand slam home run.
Lee Woo-sung appeared as the 6th hitter and right fielder in the 2023 Shinhan Bank Sol KBO League game against the Doosan Bears held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 15th and hit his first grand slam home run in his debut.
Lee Woo-sung, who came to bat in the 4th inning when the team was down 1-2 with the bases loaded and no outs, faced Doosan starter Brandon Waddell. With 2 balls and 2 strikes, he hit a slider on the 7th pitch and hit a grand slam that went over the left wall. This is Woo-sung Lee’s 7th home run of the season.
It is also the first grand slam that Lee Woo-sung, who joined the professional ranks in 2013, has hit since his debut. Lee Woo-sung has drawn a total of 18 arches up to this day.
With Lee Woo-sung’s one shot, KIA succeeded in turning the score around 5-2.
He also made up for the disappointment left by his previous at-bats.
Woo-sung Lee entered his first at-bat in the second inning, with one out and one out, on third base, when his team was down 0-1, and hit a ground ball toward third base.
At this time, third baseman Heo Gyeong-min’s throw to first base missed, and third base runner Choi Hyeong-woo passed home.
After stepping on first base and confirming that the ball was missing, Lee Woo-sung turned around and headed to second base.안전놀이터
The problem is that first base umpire Na Gwang-nam, who was watching the ball, was unable to avoid Lee Woo-sung. Lee Woo-sung collided with first base umpire Na Gwang-nam and fell to the ground.
Meanwhile, second baseman Park Gye-beom tagged Lee Woo-seong. Lee Woo-sung, who could have aimed for second base if he had not collided with the umpire, had to turn around and return to the dugout.
A KBO official explained, “Even if a runner collides with an umpire, the game is played as is.”