Lee Dae-ho (41), who transformed himself from “Korea’s No. 4 hitter” to “SoftBank’s No. 4 hitter” and led the Hawks to the top of the Japan Series for the second straight year, will take the mound in Nippon Professional Baseball as the first pitcher.
“Dae-ho Lee will take the mound against the Chiba Lotte Marines on May 28 at the Fukuoka PayPay Dome,” the SoftBank Hawks said in a statement. 안전놀이터
Lee, who has been working as a broadcaster since leaving the field last year, was SoftBank’s No. 4 hitter from 2014 to 2015.
Lee broke into Nippon Professional Baseball in 2012 with the Orix Buffaloes before moving to SoftBank in 2014, where he batted .300 with 19 home runs and 68 RBIs, and .282 with 31 home runs and 98 RBIs in 2015.
During Lee’s career, SoftBank won the Japan Series for the second straight year, and Lee was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2015 Japan Series after batting .500 with two home runs and eight RBIs.
Lee Dae-ho said through the club, “Thank you for the honor. The emotions and memories of winning the Japan Series with SoftBank are still fresh in my mind. I am very happy to be reunited with you all again.”