The place with memories of the 2015 Japan Series MVP…
Lee Dae-ho (41)먹튀검증 will appear in Japanese professional baseball for the first time in a while. On the 21st, Japan’s Yahoo Sports and Tokyo Sports announced the news of Lee Dae-ho’s visit to the Fukuoka Paypay Dome. According to Japanese media, Lee Dae-ho throws the first pitch before the match between the Softbank Hawks and the Chiba Lotte Marines on the 28th.
Lee Dae-ho played in Japanese professional baseball from 2012 to 2015. He played for Orix Buffaloes in 2012 and 2013 and then for Softbank in 2014 and 2015. In particular, Softbank won the Japan Series for two consecutive years, and Lee Dae-ho played a big role as the team’s fourth hitter.
Moreover, Lee Dae-ho was selected as the Japan Series MVP in 2015 with 2 home runs and 8 RBIs, including the final home run in the 2nd and 5th games of the Japan Series against the Yakult Swallows. Lee Dae-ho is the only Korean player to ever be the MVP of the Japan Series.
Lee Dae-ho also challenged the major leagues with the Seattle Mariners in 2016 based on the Japan Series MVP at the time. After making a comeback with the KBO League Lotte Giants in 2017, he finished his active career at the end of the 2022 season. He is currently active as the 4th hitter of Monsters, the strongest baseball player in JTBC’s entertainment program, led by coach Kim Seong-geun.
According to Yahoo Sports, Lee Dae-ho said, “I am grateful for the glorious opportunity, and I still vividly remember the excitement and memories of winning the Japan Series with the Softbank Hawks. I am very happy to be able to meet the fans again at the Fukuoka Paypay Dome after a long time.”