Samsung Lions catcher Kim Tae-gun achieved 1,200 appearances. 115th all time.
Kim Tae-gun achieved a long-awaited record as he started as the designated hitter in the last game of the 3-game series against LG held on the 14th at LionsPark in Daegu. Kim Tae-goon celebrated the record by hitting LG Plutko’s breaking ball in his first at-bat after one run at the end of the first inning, leading 3-0, and going on base with a left-handed hit.
Kim Tae-gun, who joined the LG Twins in 2008 after graduating from Busan High School in the 2nd, 3rd round, 17th place, transferred to NC after spending 5 seasons at LG토스카지노. Having played in NC from 2012 to 2021, he wore a Samsung uniform in the 2022 season by trading with Shim Chang-min. A diligent catcher who has been recognized for his durability while playing consistently for 16 seasons.
He doesn’t have any major weaknesses as a catcher, but he is good at fighting and brings good energy to the team.
He was briefly absent all season due to acute hepatitis, but returned after reducing time and is performing well. As of the 13th, 10 hits in 40 at-bats (0.250) and 5 RBIs in 18 games this season.
After moving to Samsung, he opened his eyes to hitting with hard work, and on days when he is not playing as a catcher, he is increasing his value as a pinch hitter or designated hitter at important moments. Kim Tae-goon will get his second free agent qualification after his season.