On May 14, LG Twins outfielder/designated hitter, Lee Byung-kyu (이병규, this is the older Lee Byung-kyu who wears no. 9), was congratulated by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) in a pre-game ceremony for reaching the Korea Baseball Championship’s 2,000-hit plateau.
The feat was achieved on May 6 against the Hanwha Eagles as he went 2-for-4 with two more hits to reach no. 2,000 before the game. And, it also came in game-winning fashion.
What is impressive about this milestone is that Lee joins a club that features only three other players with him playing the least amount of games to reach it. He is the only player to reach it with a single ballclub, and this does not include the three seasons he spent in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
So, here is the list of the players for those who are curious:
- 2014 Official Record Book, Korea Baseball Organization, Mar. 2014.
- 이병규, 역대 최소 경기 2000안타 쐈다, Sports Dong-A, May 7, 2014.
- 이병규 2000안타 달성, 두 아들과 함께 ‘스마일~’, Sports Dong-A, May 14, 2014.