Korean sets world homer record
Posted on: August 14, 2010 3:26 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2010 3:53 pm
A home run record held jointly by three major-league players was toppled Saturday, half a world away.
Lee Dae-ho, a third baseman for the Lotte Giants in the Korea Baseball Organization, homered for the ninth consecutive game, breaking the world professional record. The previous record of eight had been held by three U.S. players: Dale Long (Pirates, 1956), Don Mattingly (Yankees, 1987) and Ken Griffey Jr. (Mariners, 1993).
Lee leads the league with a .356 batting average, 106 RBI and 38 home runs.
-- David Andriesen
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