Lee Jung-hoo (25, San Francisco Giants), who hit a jackpot worth more than 100 million dollars, expressed strong resistance to being mentioned along with world-renowned baseball player Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Dodgers). To Lee Jung-hoo, Ohtani is not a rival, but an object of admiration and goal.
Lee Jung-hoo returned home through Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 on the evening of the 19th after a grand San Francisco Giants joining ceremony. The flight arrived about two hours later than originally scheduled, but stood in front of the reporters with a bright smile without any signs of fatigue.
Lee Jung-hoo, who knocked on the big league door through the posting system after the 2023 season, agreed to a six-year, $113 million (about 147.6 billion won) contract with the San Francisco Giants, a traditional powerhouse in the National League West, on the 13th (Korea time). Four years later, he made his dream of entering the Major League by signing a mega contract that included an opt-out clause.
Coincidentally, Ohtani, 랭크카지노 who dominated the Major League with both pitching and hitting jobs, recently signed a 10-year, 700 million-dollar contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Western District, the largest professional sports in North America, and was frequently connected with Lee Jung-hoo. Another attraction, a showdown between Lee Jung-hoo and Otani, has been added to the rivalry between San Francisco and the Dodgers, drawing attention to the real match between the two major stars.
Ohtani debuted in the Major League in 2018 as a pitcher with 86 games 38 wins and 19 losses with an ERA of 3.01 and a batting average of 274 with 171 homers and 437 RBIs in 716 games. He is currently the best superstar in the Major League as he unanimously won the American League MVP this year following 2021.
It would have been an honor to be mentioned with Ohtani, but Lee Jung-hoo had a different opinion. “I am a player who cannot match Ohtani. While Ohtani is the best player in the world, I am just beginning. In fact, the contract amount is not comparable at all. I hope you don’t compare me too much,” Lee said earnestly.