Kia Tigers outfielder Socrates Brito became the first inductee into the Kia Home Run Zone for the 2023 season.
Socrates took a pitch from opposing pitcher Baek Seung-gun with runners on second and third base in the bottom of the third inning against the SSG Landers at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on July 7 and hit a home run directly into the Kia Home Run Zone.
Kia has operated the ‘Kia Home Run Zone’ in the right field bleachers since the first year of the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field (2014), and awards display vehicles to players who hit the home run zone vehicles and structures without being out of bounds.
As Socrates’ bat hit the structure of ‘The 2024 Niro’ vehicle on display at the Kia Home Run Zone, Kia will present Socrates with a vehicle of the same model (worth 35 million won).메이저놀이터
Previously, Kim Jae-hwan (K5 on May 27, 2014), Choi Hee-seop (All-New Sorento on April 9, 2015), Oh Jae-il (Stinger on October 25, 2017), Preston Tucker (Sorento on May 17, 2020), Kim Hyun-soo (Sorento on August 4, 2020), and Na Sung-beom (K5 on September 12, 2021, and The New Celtos on August 16, 2022) received vehicles for hitting balls into the Kia Home Run Zone.