Chae Eun-sung (33) of Hanwha in professional baseball graduated from Hyocheon High School in Suncheon in 2009, but was not nominated by professional teams. He joined LG as a new player (fostering player), but the first division stage was too far for him. He also had to serve in the military as an active soldier, not as a managing director or the National Police Agency, who could play baseball and serve in the military, he had to serve in the honor guard. After many twists and turns, Chae Eun-sung, who first stepped on the first division stage in 2014 as an outfielder, gradually continued to grow and became a top player with a batting average of 0.331 25 home runs and 119 RBIs in 2018. Chae Eun-sung, who earned his first free agent (FA) qualification after the 2022 season, signed a six-year, 9 billion won contract and moved his nest to Hanwha.

Chae Eun-sung, who is writing another “new player myth,” stood tall as a “star of stars” by pouring out various records at the 2023 KBO All-Star Game held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 14th to 15th. The start is a home run race. In the home run race held on the eve of the All-Star Game on the 14th, he shot five home runs during seven outs, beating Park Byung-ho (KT, four home runs) to become the home run king (5 million won in prize money).

Chae Eun-sung, who started as the third batter and first baseman of Nanum All-Star (Kiem, LG, KIA, NC, Hanwha) in the 2023 KBO All-Star Game, hit a timely double that became the final hit of the game in the first inning with one out. Chae Eun-sung, who finished preheating pleasantly, did not miss Koo Seung-min (Lotte)’s 141km/h fastball in the middle in his third at-bat with two outs and a full base in the fourth inning. The ball flew straight over the left fence and became a grand slam.

Chae Eun-sung is the second player in history to have a grand slam in the KBO All-Star Game. The first in history was launched by Kim Yong-hee, chairman of the KBO game management committee (then Lotte), at Dongdaemun Stadium in 1982, the first year of professional baseball.

Nanum All-Star beat Dream All-Star (SSG, KT, Samsung, Lotte, Doosan) 8-4 thanks to 5 RBIs, including Chae Eun-sung’s grand slam, and Chae Eun-sung was selected as the MVP with 56 votes out of 61 votes. Chae Eun-sung is the first in history to monopolize the home run race and MVP in the KBO All-Star Game.

The second half of the KBO League will begin on the 21st. Chae Eun-sung, who had the best result in the All-Star Game, also expressed his desire to convey this energy to the team. He said, “The atmosphere of the team is good. “I want to contribute to the team’s rise by taking good energy,” he said.


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