Choi Ji-man (Pittsburgh Pirates) drew a big arch for two consecutive games.
Choi Ji-man started as the designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Houston Astros at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 12th (Korean time) and hit his second home run of the season in the bottom of the 6th inning.
In a 2-2 match, Choi Ji-man, who appeared as the lead batter, hit a 148 km/h fastball after a full count (3 balls-2 strikes) match with Houston right-hander Christian Javier and fired a solo shot that went over the right wall.
The ball flew 127m at 177km/h.
Choi Ji-man hit his first home run of the season against Houston the previous day. It was also the first home run he hit after moving to Pittsburgh.
Choi Ji-man, who found ‘feeling’,안전놀이터 then hit a double to the right fielder in the first at-bat of the day, and then hit a home run that broke the balance in the third at-bat in the 6th inning. This is Choi Ji-man’s first multi-hit (two or more hits in one game) this season.
After hitting a home run, Choi Ji-man held a ceremony wielding a ‘pirate’s knife’ in the dugout.