Kang Min-ho, who congratulated Park Hae-min on his 1,300th career appearance in June last year, received Park’s congratulations a year later as he reached a new record of 2,238 career appearances.

Kang Min-ho reached the new record of 2238 games played by starting at No. 5-catcher in the away game against LG at Jamsil Stadium on Sept. 28. It was his 2238th game since making his debut against the Hyundai Unicorns on Sept. 19, 2004, at Sajik Stadium in Busan. The 2238 games is the most games played in the KBO League.

Park Hae-min, who led off the bottom of the first inning, congratulated Kang Min-ho. Park, who joined Samsung as a rookie in 2012 and captained the team in 2020-21, played 1096 games before moving to LG, and Kang, who joined Samsung from Lotte in 2018 and played alongside Park, are known for their close friendship.

As the junior congratulated the senior for the record, a scene from last year’s game came to mind.

On June 13, last year, in the bottom of the third inning of the Samsung-LG game in Jamsil, 안전놀이터 추천 when Park Hae-min took the field to bat, Kang Min-ho approached him and spoke to him.

He affectionately placed his mitts on Park’s shoulders and pointed his finger at the scoreboard. He seemed to be congratulating Park on his record.

It was the day that Park had played 1,300 games in his career, and the announcers in the stadium congratulated him, and the news of Park’s 1,300th game appeared on the screen.

Park Hae-min, who had been congratulated by Kang Min-ho, congratulated Kang Min-ho on reaching the milestone a year later.

With his appearance in the game, Kang Min-ho surpassed the previous record of 2,237 games held by former LG Twins commentator Park Yong-taek. There was a heartwarming scene on the field as Kang Min-ho became the most-played man in KBO League history, and Park Hae-min, who coincidentally was congratulated by Kang Min-ho, returned the favor a year later.

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