Park Dong-won’s 25th home run in 25 days: “I told him the importance of fixing his hair.”

Posted Posted onJuly 4, 2023 Comments0

“I emphasized that my hair shouldn’t fall out.”

On the 2nd, against the KIA Tigers in Jamsil. With a 2-1 lead, LG’s Park Dong-won hit a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth inning. His 15th of the season. It was his first home run in 25 days and 20 games since June 7 against Gochuk Kiwoom. While Park Dong-won, who was still the leader in home runs at the time, was quiet, SSG Landers’ Choi Jung and Hanwha Eagles’ Roh Si-hwan overtook him.

After the home run, Park Dong-won had a conversation with manager Yoon Kyung-yup in the dugout. After talking for a while, Yeom tapped Park’s head with his finger several times. I wondered what it meant.

Yeom explained the situation to the press before the game against the Jamsil KT Wiz, which was canceled due to rain on the 4th. When a reporter asked, “Why did you give him a honey balm?” Yeom laughed and said, “It wasn’t a honey balm, it was to emphasize that his head was just as important.”

“I told him that the home run came because his head was not forward,” Yeom said. “Recently, Park Dong-won has not been hitting well, let alone home runs, because his head was not forward.”메이저놀이터

After batting .333 with nine home runs and 25 RBIs in 75 at-bats in May to win the May MVP, Park cooled off in June. He batted just 2-for-6 (19-for-82) with one home run and 13 RBIs.

Yoon diagnosed the cause as his body leaving the field before his head. “If your head goes forward, you can’t make a good follow-through. Naturally, it’s hard to hit it far,” he said. “Most of the pitches that Park seemed to hit well were fouled off to the left. That’s because he was head first.”

To improve Park’s batting, Yeom had him hit with an Aaron Judge in a recent practice. “Because the Aaron Judge is a cross, he often hits with his back foot behind him. When you do that, your head doesn’t go forward. So, I had Park Dong-won practice by hitting like that.” It can be said that the practice method worked.

Park Dong-won, who signed for 6.5 billion won for four years, has been a treasure for LG this season. As of April 4, he is batting .275 (65-for-236) with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs. He is first on the team in home runs and second in RBIs. He leads the team with an OPS of .891. He has raised the team’s mood by hitting at key moments.

Park Dong-won’s long bat, which had been quiet for a while, exploded again. Expectations are rising again.


Leave a Comment