Socrates started the 2023 KBO All-Star Game at Sajik Stadium in Busan on July 15 as the No. 5 hitter and designated hitter for the Nanum All-Stars. 메이저사이트
In his first at-bat of the first inning, Socrates wore a bowler hat and sunglasses and blew a trumpet to his own cheer. Teammates Lee Woo-sung and Choi Ji-min appeared with him, blowing toy trumpets, drawing laughter from the fans.
With runners on first and second after Chae Eun-sung (Hanwha) singled and Choi Hyung-woo (KIA) walked, Socrates lined a two-pitch fastball (133 kilometers per hour) straight up the middle of the plate against Dream All-Star starter Park Se-woong. It traveled 125 meters.
The moment the ball hit the bat, Socrates threw his hands up in celebration, knowing it was a home run. Socrates’ home run extended the score to 4-0 and gave the Nanum All-Stars the lead. Socrates is a strong MVP candidate if the game ends in a Nanum All-Star victory.