Socrates of KIA, a professional baseball player, was hit in the face by a fastball and collapsed.

SSG pitcher Kwang-hyun Kim was sent off for a headshot.

Byung-min Yoo.


Socrates stood at the plate on a two-out third base opportunity in the 4th inning against 0-0.

I was waiting for the 5th pitch of SSG starter Kim Kwang-hyun in the two-strike-one-ball, but when a fast ball with a speed of 145 km/h flew high toward my body, I couldn't dodge it, and it hit him in the face and collapsed.

Kim Kwang-hyun was startled and bewildered, and the KIA coaching staff, who was monitoring Socrates' condition, called an ambulance.

Fortunately, Socrates got up on his own, got in an ambulance and headed straight to the hospital, and Kim Kwang-hyun was sent off with his first headshot on his debut, leaving the team behind without filling the 4th inning.

Socrates is the first to hit 100 hits this season and is leading the KIA's attack, but Socrates' departure is expected to be a bad news for KIA, who is losing 5 in a row.


Home run leader KT Park Byung-ho drew the arch again today after brushing off his six consecutive home run failures yesterday (1st).

He blew the season's 27th tie-breaker solo over the central fence in the second inning, lagging 1-0.


2nd place Kiwoom defeated Hanwha, the bottom tier, and sprinted for a 7-game winning streak.

Lee Jung-hoo, who hit the wedge, became the youngest player in KBO history to achieve 100 hits for six consecutive years.

(Video editing: Kim Jong-tae)