A South Korean baseball player slugged his way into the history books Saturday when his three-run shot in the second inning broke the world record for consecutive-game home runs in the professional ranks, according to news reports.
Lotte Giants infielder Lee Dae-ho, playing against the Kia Tigers in Gwangju, South Jeolla Province, blasted his ninth straight homer in as many games, according to Yonhap News.
On Friday, Lee tied the world record for homers in eight straight games
shared by Major League Baseball's Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly and Dale Long. In that game, Lee was bummed because his team lost 10-7. “Today I feel somewhat unhappy as my team was defeated,’’ Lee said, according to the Korean Times
"I only tried to hit properly to advance and made it with a homerun. I was also surprised to see the ball pass over the fence,’’ Lee was quoted as saying.
Lee had a .365 batting average going into Saturday's game.