Hanwha Eagles outfielder Noh 꽁머니사이트 Si-hwan reached 20 home runs for the first time in his professional career and led the league in that category this season.
Noh hit a solo shot to right field in the top of the fourth inning against the Kiwoom Heroes at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on April 25, trailing 0-3.
On a two-ball, one-strike count, Noh drove a 150-kilometer-per-hour fastball from Kiwoom starter Jang Jae-young over the right-field fence.
With the home run, Noh surpassed Choi Jung (SSG Landers-19) to become the sole leader in the category.
Noh was on an upward curve with one home run in 2019, 12 in 2020, and 18 in 2021 before dropping to just six last year.
It’s been four years since Hanwha has had a 20-homer hitter since Lee Sung-yeol (21 – retired) in 2019.
After a two-game, nine-hit drought at the start of the second half of the season, Noh quickly erased any doubts about his ups and downs.