Samsung Lions Kang Min-ho achieved 1100 RBIs in his career. 13th all-time record.
Kang Min-ho started as the designated hitter in the first game of the season against KT held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 28th. On this day, Lee Byung-hun wore the starting mask as Kim Tae-goon returned after recovering from acute hepatitis.
Kang Min-ho, 안전놀이터who was relieved as a designated hitter, fired fire from the beginning.
In the first inning, with two outs and second base, KT starter Bo Schulseo pushed a 146km fastball and hit a preemptive and timely double that split the middle right. In the 4th inning with a 1-0 lead, he started as the lead batter and opened the door with a heavy hit.
In the beginning of the 5th inning, when they were maintaining a 1-0 lead on thin ice, the chance to safely 1st and 2nd base was not resolved on the center line, and they became 2nd and 1st and 2nd base.
At the moment when he thought the big chance would be canceled, Kang Min-ho pushed a 147km fastball at an unfavorable ball count of 2B1S and hit a sweeping double that exceeded the height of the center fielder. It was a timely hit that made the score 3-0.
Kang Min-ho, who had left 2 RBIs up to 1100 RBIs until the previous day, added 3 RBIs in 3 at-bats and achieved a record.
In August 2021, Kang Min-ho, who achieved 1,000 RBIs for the second time as a catcher, set another milestone in two years.