Due to Ji-Man Choi's very first walk-off home run (HR), the Korea Ginseng Corp.’s red ginseng is currently shaking the SNS.
Choi came out as the third designated hitter in the 2018 Season Major League game with Cleveland Indians at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 11, and he led Tampa Bay to victory with the score of 6-5 by hitting a walk-off HR in the final inning.
The HR was Choi’s very first walk-off HR, and it helped the player, who has been doing well but never had a big shot, to shine and show his true value in the newly moved team, Tampa Bay.
In particular, before hitting this HR, Choi uploaded a picture of him eating Korea Ginseng Corp.’s red ginseng product Everytime with colleagues on his SNS (Instagram). As he became the hero of the night with the walk-off HR, the red ginseng became a hot potato as well, and people started leaving comments, like “Red ginseng is the key to the walk-off HR.”
It is already well-known that Korean baseball players in the US major leagues manage their health by eating red ginseng. Ryu Hyun-jin and Choo Shin-soo were known to enjoy red ginseng in the past, and it is known that Park Byeong-ho and Kim Hyun-su also like red ginseng. In addition, female athletes who play in the LPGA also enjoy red ginseng, which is one of the most popular Korean health supplement food that sports stars love.