After the LG-Lotte game of the “2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League” at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the afternoon of the 8th, “Joseon’s No. 4 hitter” Lee Dae-ho retired.
Lee Dae-ho started the game against LG as the fourth batter and first baseman against LG. Lee Dae-ho, who had been very busy with two interviews before the game and preparing for various retirement ceremonies, came to the ground just before the game and did a brief stretch.
When Lee Dae-ho appeared, spectators who filled the Sajik Baseball Stadium shouted Lee Dae-ho and greeted Lee Dae-ho, “Chosun’s No. 4 hitter.”
Lee Dae-ho thanked his fans by taking off his hat to the first, third and outfield. Lee Dae-ho wore a glove to play a simple catch following stretching. 스포츠토토
The Lotte uniform is Lee Dae-ho’s last catch when he was active. The opponent was Han Dong-hee, also nicknamed “Little Lee Dae-ho.” Han Dong-hee and Lee Dae-ho finished the catch by narrowing their distance from a long distance as usual.
After finishing the catch, Lee Dae-ho put his hand on Han Dong-hee’s shoulder and showed affection by tapping his butt. Han Dong-hee also smiled broadly as he joked at Lee Dae-ho. It was probably Lee Dae-ho and Little Lee Dae-ho’s last appearance on the ground cheering for each other.
Han Dong-hee, who wore the Lotte uniform in 2018, is growing into the next big gun in Lotte with his first batting average of .300 and double-digit home runs in the 2022 season.
Even before announcing his retirement, Lee Dae-ho was seen delivering his know-how to Han Dong-hee several times.
Lee Dae-ho said at a retirement press conference, “I brought up Han Dong-hee’s name about the successor.” Han Dong-hee also said, “I was able to learn a lot from Lee Dae-ho. So I want to say that I was always grateful,” he said.