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At the span of just 314 games played in the KBO league, all with the NC Dinos (2014-present), Former big leaguer Eric Thames just made history… becoming the fastest ever player to reach the 100th homerun mark in less than 350 games played, passing Tyrone Wood’s former KBO league record of 324 career games played… The homerun (2-run shot) of Thames came in at the bottom of the 4th inning with NC trailing 1-0 at home in Masan Baseball stadium, off against Doosan Bears starting pitcher Yoo Hee-kwan (유희관), giving the Dinos a 2-1 lead… Eric Thames finished the game going 1 for 2 with a couple of walks and runs scored in a 4-3 Dinos win. The slugging first baseman Thames also just became the 71st recorded player to reach the 100th career homerun mark in the KBO since the league discovered itself in year 1982.
The 2015 KBO league MVP, Eric Thames, is now hitting .373/.757/.471 with 16 homeruns and 45 RBI’s in 47 games played this season in the hitter-friendly, and small field dimensioned KBO league. Eric Thames will be a free-agent after the 2016 KBO league regular season, so expect some pretty big buzz surrounding him soon.
Eric Thames’ interview can be viewed here below.