South Korean Dae-ho homers in nine straight
Feat tops record shared by three former Major Leaguers
South Korean Lee Dae-ho set a new world record by hitting a home run in his ninth consecutive game on Saturday, according to an Associated Press report.
Dae-ho, currently with the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball Organization, made history by knocking a three-run home run against the Kia Tigers in Gwangju.
The previous world record was held by Ken Griffey Jr, Don Mattingly, and Dale Long, who also share the Major League record; all three hit long balls in eight straight contests. Long accomplished the feat in 1956 as a member of the Pirates, followed by Don Mattingly in 1987 for the Yankees. Griffey was the the most recent to put together a streak of eight games with a homer, in 1993 as a member of the Mariners.
J.K. Moon, an official with the Korean Baseball organization, confirmed Dae-ho's feat to the AP on Saturday.
Bailey Stephens is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.