# Hard-Working Genius' Choi Jeong, Boy's Business → Young Man with a Strange Voice → No. 1 in KBO Home Runs Even in his 20th year as a professional, he played as a top hitter and debuted as a 'switch hitter' with a new career home run record... A chronic slugger who tried, failed, and tried again. Choi Jeong (37, SSG Landers), who was called the 'boy salesman', earned the surprising nickname 'the fierce young man', and was awarded the shining medal of 'No. 1 in KBO home runs'. With his height of 180 cm and weight of 90 kg, Choi Jeong did not have the 'body type of a home run hitter', but from the moment he started playing baseball, he showed off his talent that overwhelmed his peers. This is why he was given the nickname ‘Boy Merchant’ when he first joined the pro ranks. In addition, Choi Jeong blamed himself by screaming when he made a mistake during training. **[온라인카지노](https://www.casinositeking.com)** The introverted Choi Jeong's screaming made his seniors give him the nickname 'the screaming young man'. Praise continued for him to be a ‘hard-working genius’. Choi Jeong, who developed his natural talent through tremendous effort, has now become a 'star player' who will leave a lasting mark in Korean baseball history. In a professional baseball visiting game against the Lotte Giants held at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 24th, with no runners on base and two outs in the top of the fifth inning, Choi Jeong-eun attacked the first pitch of opposing starter Lee In-bok and crossed the left wall, increasing his personal home run total to 468. It is a new record that surpasses the KBO League personal home run record (467) set by current Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop while playing for the Samsung Lions. With the start of this season, Choi Jeong-eun was asked about the 'new home run record' throughout the season. When the record became a hot topic, Choi Jeong-do, who was humble and said, "It's an over-evaluation," laughed when faced with the new topic of '20 years,' and said, "I'm proud of it even when I think about it." Choi Jeong-eun started playing baseball in the fourth grade at Daeil Elementary School. His father, Choi Soon-muk, who was an English teacher, allowed Choi Jeong to join the baseball team because he thought it would be good for his health. His talent shined through quickly. He quickly surpassed his seniors and took the starting position, and while playing as a pitcher in high school, he showed off his pitching talent by receiving the Lee Young-min Batting Award in 2004. [Choi Jeong-eun](https://www.reddit.com/user/casinositeking47/comments/1cmtlus/doosan_coach_lee_seungyeop_ordered_3_consecutive/) appeared on the professional stage as a first-round pick for SSG's predecessor, SK Wyverns, in 2005, and made his first-team debut against the LG Twins in Incheon on May 7 of that year. Among the players who started at the time, only one, Choi Jeong, is still active. The SK starting lineup for this game is No. 1 Cho Won-woo, current SSG bench coach, No. 2 Lee Jin-young, current Samsung coach, No. 3 Park Jae-hong, current MBC Sports Plus commentator, No. 4 Kim Jae-hyun, current SSG general manager, No. 5 Jeong Kyung-bae, current Hanwha Eagles head coach, and No. 6 Kim Ki-tae. Former KT Wiz 2nd team coach, No. 7 Park Gyeong-wan, current LG coach, No. 8 Choi Jeong, and No. 9 Kim Min-jae, current Lotte coach. The LG starting pitcher who faced Choi Jeong was current Hanwha manager Choi Won-ho. Choi Jeong-eun, who was immersed in memories while recalling the lineup before his first-team debut, said, “Coach, these are senior coaches,” and added, “The day I debuted in the first-team, I stood in the left batting box.” He added, “After joining the pros, I tested the switch hitter in the second-team, and the results were good, so I won “ When I came up to the military, the starting pitcher that day was right-handed coach Won-ho Choi, so I attacked from the left-hand side, and after that, I attempted a switch hitter in 2007 and 2008, but ultimately failed,” he said. Choi Jeong repeated ‘multiple small failures’ in his baseball life. He also experienced that small failures became good fertilizer and turned into sweet fruits. Choi Jeong said, “The switch hitter challenge is a representative example of failure.” He added, “I tried the switch hitter to target submarine pitchers. In the end, I did not become a switch hitter, but thanks to a lot of thought at the time, my fear of submarine pitchers almost disappeared. A professional for 20 years. He explained, “It’s probably because I tried many things, failed, and tried again.” Although he was not a switch hitter, Choi Jeong, who was good at hitting all types of pitchers, hit the most home runs among KBO hitters and had the third most RBIs (1,476). The score (1,385) has been first since last year. Choi Jeong-eun said, "I don't pay attention to my career records. I look more closely at the records of the pitchers I have to face today. I hope that after I set the record, I can feel satisfied and say, 'Ah, I achieved it.'" He said. However, Choi Jeong's new home run record was a major topic of discussion in the KBO League in the 2024 season. After hitting his 468th home run on the 23rd, he also received congratulations from SSG coach Lee Soong-yong, SSG captain [Choo Shin-soo](https://www.liveinternet.ru/users/casinositewiki/post505132866/), and Lotte captain Jeon Jun-woo. Although he is embarrassed by the praise from those around him, Choi Jeong-do said, “I want to praise him,” as he has been a professional for 20 years. Choi Jeong grinned, "The title of 20 years is also special to me. I've never praised myself much, but starting this year, I wanted to encourage myself by saying, 'You worked hard. You got through it well. Let's cheer up a little bit.'" In a special year for him, Choi Jeong created a special record that will remain in Korean baseball history.