‘Last year’s home run king’ Park Byung-ho’s reflection + commitment… “Recover slugging power rather than record goals”

 It was a decent performance, but Park Byeong-ho (37, KT Wiz)메이저사이트 was not satisfied with his first half. What part did you like?

Park Byung-ho, who has been recording double-digit homers every year since 2011 when he was a Nexen Heroes (currently Kiwoom Heroes), became the home run king by hitting 35 homers last year after wearing a KT uniform as a free agent. He suffered an ankle injury toward the end of the season, but showed a strong will by participating in the postseason by choosing rehabilitation instead of surgery.

Park Byeong-ho, who played in 71 games this season, recorded 66 hits in 247 at-bats, a batting average of 0.267, 6 homers and 42 RBIs. There are only three homers left to double-digit home runs in 11 consecutive seasons. However, compared to last year, when he showed off his overwhelming pace, his home runs are few.

However, both the team and the players themselves prepared a turning point. KT, which had been in the bottom ranks until May, succeeded in rebounding in June, and succeeded in raising the team ranking to 7th while continuing that momentum until July. Park Byeong-ho also made up for his disappointment with a batting average of 0.313, 1 home run and 7 RBIs in 9 games, 32 at-bats, 10 hits during the month of July.

At a fan signing event held on the 15th as a pre-event for the Shinhan Bank SOL KBO All-Star Game held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 15th, Park Byeong-ho said, “Actually, personally, my long hitting power has decreased a lot compared to last year. It was regrettable,” he said. “Anyway, it seems that all the players who were injured in the first half returned and were able to gain strength at the end.”

However, Park Byeong-ho, who did not hide his greed for a home run as a home run hitter, said, “I don’t have a record goal, but I think it would be great to play a role that allows me to score two runs when the team needs one point by recovering my long hitting power.”

Park Byeong-ho did not forget to cheer for his junior, Kang Baek-ho, who was somewhat intimidated. He said, “I feel like Kang Baek-ho is still having a hard time seeing him the other day, but I hope he can feel at ease as soon as possible.”

KT and Park Byeong-ho, who completed the first half of the schedule after the All-Star Game, are going through a reorganization through a break, and will start the second half starting with three consecutive matches against the Samsung Lions in Daegu on the 21st and 23rd.

Park Byeong-ho, who has a heavy responsibility as a veteran, said, “Maybe the second half of the race will be a more intense race. I hope that we will start again with the idea that we will do something new with the feeling that was good at the end without any injuries.” I think it would be better for us to do the same without injury. I hope that players who think they were sluggish in the first half, including me, will cheer up a little in the second half and help them compete for the rankings.”

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