Lee Seung-yeop hits 400th home run [2015/06/19 09:12]

Korean *slugger Lee Seung-yeop rounded the bases with *joy in Pohang on June 3 after hitting his 400th career home run.

In the game held at the Lions’ second home, Lee hit a ball clocked at 140 kilometers *per hour, sending it over the right field wall.

The Lions are based in Daegu, west of Pohang.

The lions played against the Lotte Giants.

*Fireworks *soared, the number “400” *flashed on the board, and the Lions’ manager and team captain *presented Lee with flowers at the end of the inning.

Lee became the KBO’s career leader in home runs two years ago, hitting homer No. 352 on June 20.

Back then, another slugger, Yang Joon-hyuk, was the record holder.

Lee holds virtually all KBO home run records that matter, Yonhap said.

Lee is the youngest to reach career homer Numbers 100, 200 and 300. When he hit the 300th one, he was only 26 years old.

The Korean slugger was actually a left-hand pitcher when he played on his high school team.

Once he suffered an *elbow injury, his coach recommended he switch to a different position, which helped him find another brilliant career, according to news reports.
출처: 주니어 영자신문 주니어헤럴드(junior.heraldm.com)