A baseball player’s social media post “Fan who caught my hit, please return it”

SSG Landers infielder Choi Joo-hwan made a public request to a fan to “return” a ball that fell into the bleachers after he recorded his 1,000th career hit.

On the 19th, Choi Ju-hwan posted on his social media, “To the fan who caught the 1000-hit ball, I ask you once again. For me, it is a precious 토토사이트 1000-hit ball that took 18 years of blood, sweat, hard work, passion, tears, and patience to achieve. I heard that you didn’t give it back on the day, but I believe you will change your mind and give it back,” he wrote, along with a picture of a screen capture of the game broadcast.

In the photo, Choi shows a fan picking up the 1,000-hit ball from the stands and rejoicing. Choi captioned the photo with the section and number of the seats where the fan was sitting.

The post sparked controversy across online baseball communities. The majority of baseball fans condemned Choi’s behavior. Most baseball fans condemned Choi’s behavior, saying that he “didn’t return the ball with sweat and tears on the same day” and even posted the fan’s face.

Choi’s team has since been in contact with the fan and reportedly reached an amicable settlement.

“There was an error in communication and Choi Joo-hwan misunderstood,” the SSG team said, “The fan who contacted the team decided to return the ball, and Choi Joo-hwan personally decided to deliver a small compensation to the fan.”

“Choi Joo-hwan apologized to the fan for posting the fan’s face on social media, saying that he ‘didn’t think fast enough,'” the statement added.

Earlier, Choi hit a solo home run in the second inning against Lotte in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 16. With the home run, Choi reached 1,000 career hits (115th of his career).

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