The 2020 season is an important one for a number of veteran players in the KBO, with an unusual number nearing free agency in the next couple of years.
When legendary slugger Lee Seung-yuop, formerly of the Samsung Lions, retired, the Kiwoom Heroes’ Park Byung-ho was expected to step into the Lion King's shoes as the next big hitter in the KBO. So far, Park seems to be living up to that legacy.
Park Byung-ho of the Kiwoom Heroes became only the second player in KBO history to knock 20 home runs out of the park in seven straight seasons on Tuesday, during a game against the Hanwha Eagles at Gocheok Sky Dome.
None of the 10 KBO clubs managed to sweep their weekend series, but Kiwoom Heroes’ slugger Park Byung-ho did manage to set a new KBO record. By hitting a home run against the KT Wiz on Sunday, Park recorded his 300th career homer.