Korean Announcers Go Wild As Dae-Ho Lee Crushes Game-Winning Home Run

Korean Announcers Go Wild As Dae-Ho Lee Crushes Game-Winning Home Run

Dae-Ho Lee strikes again.

The 33-year-old rookie blasted a two-run home run to give the Seattle Mariners a 9-8 lead on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics.

But as if that wasn’t enough for Mariners fans, Lee’s homer pushed the Korean broadcasters calling the game out of their usually measured tones and into a level of excitement that we previously thought was reserved only for Spanish-speaking soccer announcers:

That shot was Lee’s second homer of the game, and it ended up being the winning hit for the Mariners. Lee—who is the oldest rookie in the majors this year—has given the Mariners some solid pop in the lineup despite limited playing time this season. Lee now is hitting .281 with four home runs in just 32 at-bats this year. 

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Lee wasn’t the only player to crush a ball on Wednesday—Nelson Cruz basically sent one to another planet from O.co Coliseum:

The 445-foot shot landed in the center field seats in Oakland, something that apparently doesn’t happen very often:

Seattle has been one of the surprise stories in baseball this season—the team is 16-11 and leading the AL West after finishing last year with a losing record. Lee gave the Mariners a shot in the arm on Wednesday, and the team is hoping he can continue to smack home runs. 

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Lee previously had a moment like this earlier in the season after blasting a game-winning home run against the Texas Rangers. The Korean announcers went wild for that one too.

It looks like Lee has a good chance at sticking around the majors this season.