April 16, 2024

Jung Hoo Lee celebrates first MLB home run in Giants win

San Francisco Giants heart fielder Jung Hoo Lee‘s first MLB home run gave him a reminiscence he’ll always remember.

Lee’s home run got here in the highest of the eighth inning with the Giants main the San Diego Padres 3-1. With one out and going through a 1-1 pitch, the lefty slugger slammed a slider from Padres pitcher Tom Cosgrove with an exit velocity of 104.4 mph.

After the sport, Lee met the household who caught the ball — taking photos and giving them autographed balls. The household was initially from the Bay Area however moved to San Diego and have since change into Padres followers.

The younger boy instructed Lee that his favourite participant was Padres shortstop Ha-Seong Kim — Lee’s shut buddy. Through his translator, Lee instructed the boy that he’ll inform Kim about assembly the younger fan throughout dinner.

Lee’s teammates additionally gave him a beer shower to have a good time the achievement.

Lee signed with the Giants again in December 2023 on a six-year, $113 million contract, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The Padres had been in the operating to signal the Korean slugger attributable to his friendship with Kim, however Lee finally selected the Giants.

Lee had two RBIs in 4 at-bats Saturday so as to add to his home run in the Giants’ 9-6 win.