August 14th, 2010
07:24 AM ET

South Korean breaks world record for home runs

A South Korean baseball player slugged his way into the history books Saturday when his three-run shot in the second inningΒ  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.Β Β β€œToday 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.

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  1. Busan Man

    I feel so proud of you. I'm a fan of the Lotte Giants.

    August 14, 2010 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. 라뱅

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    August 14, 2010 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hyun-Woo Heo

    Dae-Ho Lee Rocks!!!!!

    August 14, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. 떩이

    Can you believe that he was once a pitcher?

    August 14, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Ho Ho

      Well, so was Babe Ruth. Next.

      August 14, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. 떩이

    He decided to be a hitter after dreadful injury.
    In that case, we can say that injury saved his life

    August 14, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. kbo sucks

    kbo sucks, 2009 wbc ERA leader Jung Keun Bong was kicked out of Cincinatti Reds which had bad pitchers

    August 14, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • DK

      dude he didnt get kicked out
      his father wanted to see him play in KBO, so he asked the team if they could let him be FA so he could go back to Korea
      also he sucked balls in his first year in KBO cuz he was still suffering from his injury hes got in the states
      its only been 3 years since he started doing good
      compare the video clips of his pitching before 2008 and after 2008
      hes a completely different player now

      August 14, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • μ—˜κ²”λŸ¬

      봉쀑근 κΉŒμ§€λ§ˆ μ‹œλ°œμƒˆλΌμ•Ό

      August 14, 2010 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      Let see..... How well did MLB player do in Olympics......or in WBC...... Do you remember?

      August 14, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • kbo sucks

      there were NO mlb players in olympics and like i said, wbc is short term and similar to all-star games which players doesn't play very serious. If korean players are so great, why don't they play in mlb which teams pay them ten times more than kbo? There are only ONE player went to mlb by posting system and it was Choi Hyangnam, his cost was 101dollars.

      August 15, 2010 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
    • kbo sucks

      Maybe you're right. Bong didn't kicked out, he just didn't do very well

      August 15, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. lions!

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    August 14, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. DK

    guys, make some research abt KBO before u diss it
    most of the foreign players going into KBO either played in MLB till their last season befrore KBO or top AAA players
    and the truth is most of them fails to make a contract for another year
    it is very true that KBO isnt as great as MLB
    but KBO has its unique style and it is far above triple A.
    My team LG Twins had Edgar Gonzales from MLB as its foreign player this year
    he never had a signle win and had a lot worse record. he had to fly back to the states in the middle of the season
    so hitting HRs in 9 gaems straight in KBO is dfenitely something

    August 14, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. Paul

    Lee Dae Ho, way to go brother! What a talented yet humble player. Why don't you add another tomorrow just to widen the Kia gap..and silence the haters above. λΆ€μ‚° 갈맀기!

    August 14, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. Rob

    MLB is a joke is a joke. A bunch of overpaid athletes on STEROIDS!!!

    August 14, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      @ Rob, Steroids or not the MLB still takes talent. Even after injecting steroids, I bet you'd not even make contact with the ball.

      August 14, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ν”„λ ˆλ””μ‘΄μŠ¨

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    August 14, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. YourMom

    The point is not which league is stronger the point is that no one in any professional league anywhere has accomplished this which says alot and don't bring any little league BS records into it... i mean damn i hit 5 homeruns in 5 games in little league and I'm not worth a damn when it comes to high school ball...anyhoo too much ching chang talk for me here so cya

    August 14, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • jansuch

      "he point is not which league is stronger the point is that no one in any professional league anywhere has accomplished this which says alot"

      All it says is that you are ignorant when it comes to baseball knowledge. As Abe curry points out below,

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_%22Mule%22_Miles_(baseball_player)

      August 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Voice of Reason

    The detractors on this forum don't pay enough attention to the international game, nor are they giving it sufficient credit. Korean baseball has made tremendous strides in just thirty years. MLB scouts are positively salivating over the prospect of a hitherto untapped pool of talent that is already making itself felt in the American game, and whose presence will only grow stronger in the years to come. As for Lee's playing in his home country instead of moving to the USA, does it not occur to the self-appointed critics that it makes better economic sense for him to dominate his national league and rake in the endorsements than being a foreign player in our country? Or perhaps he simply wants to remain in his homeland?

    August 14, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Abe Curry

    I would like to discredit this entire article. For many years now, baseball has not recognized the true consecutive homerun leader, John "The Mule" Miles. John played fo the Chicago American Giants from 1946-1949. As an outfielder, Miles once hit 11 homeruns in 11 games in 1947, which not only would have shattered the Major League record for consecutive games, but would still be the record. Therefore, although baseball record keepers fail to recognize Mr. Miles accomplishments, there is still a greater truth.

    Please follow the link to read more. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_%22Mule%22_Miles_(baseball_player)

    August 14, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • jansuch

      End of discussion!

      August 14, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. K

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    August 14, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • γ…‡γ…‡

      γ…‡γ…‡ν•œκ΅­ 야ꡬ 까고 있음. μ§€κΈˆ λ›°λŠ” μ„ μˆ˜λ“€ 쀑 MLB μŠ€μΉ΄μš°ν„°λ“€μ΄ μ˜μž…ν•˜κ³  싢어도 FAκ°€ μ•ˆλ˜μ„œ, λ˜λŠ” 병역 문제 λ•œμ— λͺ» μ˜μž…ν•˜λŠ”κ±° μ•ŒκΈ΄ ν•˜λ‚˜. μ§€κΈˆ κΉ€κ΄‘ν˜„ λ₯˜ν˜„진이 κ°€λ©΄ λͺ‡ λ…„ ν›„μ—” λ‘˜μ΄μ„œ λ‹€μŠΉμ΄λž‘ νƒˆμ‚Όμ§„ λ°©μ–΄μœ¨ νŠΈλ¦¬ν”Œ 크라운 두고 μ‹Έμš°κ³  μžˆμ„κ±Έ. 타석에 μ„œλ„ λ°°νŠΈλ„ λͺ» νœ˜λ‘λ₯Ό 것 같은 TJλŠ” 걍 MLB 밖에 λͺ¨λ¦„,

      September 28, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
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