Austin Dean, the LG Twins’ best foreign hitter, hit his 23rd home run of the season at a critical moment.
Austin started as the fourth hitter and first baseman in the home game against the Doosan Bears in the 2023 Professional Baseball KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 14th.안전놀이터
From the beginning of the game, Austin’s bat was spinning fiercely. LG came out as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the second inning, trailing 0-1, and drew a low curveball on opposing starting pitcher Brandon Waddell’s fifth pitch, drawing a solo arch that went over the left-center wall.
This was Austin’s 23rd shot of the season. The launch angle was 22.2 degrees, the exit speed was 171.5 km, and the distance was measured at 128.1 m. LG, which had lost the lead early on, regained some momentum with Austin’s home run.
Meanwhile, Austin, who has been wearing LG’s pinstripe uniform since this year, is the player who is breaking LG’s cruel history against foreign hitters that has continued in recent years. In 137 games before this Doosan game, he recorded a batting average of 0.314 (161 hits in 512 at-bats), 22 home runs, 94 RBIs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.893, solidly protecting LG’s main batting lineup.