’42 years old, active duty’ Choo Shin-soo and Kim Kang-min are likely to break the record for KBO’s oldest batters

As Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers) and Kim Kang-min (Hanwha Eagles), who were born in 1982 and are of the same age, decided to extend their active careers, foreigner Jose Felix (formerly Jose Felix) will become the oldest batsman in the Korean Professional Baseball KBO League in the second half of next year. The possibility of him being replaced by a Korean player from the Lotte Giants (registered name Jose) has increased.

SSG announced on the 14th, “Choo Shin-soo has decided to retire after playing one more season in 2024.”Choo Shin-soo, whose annual salary was 1.7 billion won this year, will receive only 30 million won, the lowest in the KBO league, next year and decided to donate even this. & # 39; It attracted more attention as he decided to take over as captain in his retirement season.Prior to this, Kim Kang-min was selected by the Hanwha Eagles in the second round of the draft, and after much deliberation, he chose to extend his active career.

‘former big leaguer’ From 2021, when Choo Shin-soo came to the KBO League, to this year, the two friends born in 1982, who played together and relied on SSG for three seasons, will meet as ‘players of the opposing team’ at the 2024 ground.The two, who have already attracted attention by choosing to extend their active careers, are expected to attract attention as to whether they will achieve the oldest record in the 2024 season.Jose currently holds the record for the oldest batter in the KBO League.Jose hit a home run in a game against SK Wyverns (now SSG) on May 10, 2007.Jose was 42 years and 8 days old at the time. ’42 years, 8 days’ is also the record for appearances, hits, and home runs by the oldest batter in the KBO League.Choo Shin-soo, born on July 13, 1982, appeared as a substitute in the team’s final regular season game on October 17 this year and hit a hit.Currently, Choo Shin-soo has participated in a KBO League game at the age of 41 years, 3 months, and 4 days, ranking 7th as the oldest batsman to appear and 5th for the oldest hits.The home run was hit on September 27th, making him the 3rd oldest player in the KBO League at 41 years, 2 months, and 14 days.Kim Kang-min, whose birthday is two months younger than Choo Shin-soo (September 13, 1982), is the 9th oldest KBO League hitter in appearances (41 years, 1 month and 4 days), 8th in hits 스포츠토토존 (41 years, 25 days), and 11th in home runs (40 years, 7 days). It is located on the 20th of the month.

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