Park Hoy-jun Makes MLB Debut for New York Yankees

  • By Sung Jin-hyuk

    July 19, 2021 10:58

    Park Hoy-jun finally made his Major League debut last Friday after spending seven years in the minor leagues following his signing with the New York Yankees in 2014.

    Park appeared as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, grounding out to first base. He remained in the game as a new right fielder from the top of the eighth inning, instead of in his usual infield position.

    Park Hoy-jun of the New York Yankees catches a fly ball in a game against the Boston Red Sox in New York last Friday. /EPA-Yonhap

    Park is the 25th Korean to play in the MLB. When he was in his final year at a high school in Bundang, Gyeonggi Province, he signed a deal worth US$1.16 million with the Yankees, and began playing with an affiliated minor league team the following year.

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