Former big leaguer Kang Jeong-ho is in the stands to watch his junior Kim Ha-sung play and catches a foul ball.
On the 25th (Korean time) in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) match between the San Diego Padres and the Pittsburgh Pirates held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, Kang Jung-ho caught a ball flying into the crowd with his bare hands.
The baseball fans around him cheered for the feat-like catch.
A local relay broadcaster burst out laughing, saying, “Look at this fan. Doesn’t he look like a baseball player? It’s Kang Jeong-ho, who played for Pittsburgh.”
The local media, The Athletic, also introduced through SNS, “Kang Jeong-ho, who played for Pittsburgh, caught the foul ball with one hand in the crowd.”
Kang Jung-ho was a star player who was very active in MLB Pittsburgh from 2015 to 2019 after going through Nexen Heroes, but his career was hit hard by a drunk driving scandal, and he retired in disgrace.안전놀이터
Kang Jung-ho is said to have visited the stadium that day to cheer on his junior Kim Ha-seong, who ate a bowl of rice during his days with Nexen.