Giants' Jung Hoo Lee Totally Redeems Himself After Embarrassing Miscue in Outfield

Apr 30, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Jung Hoo Lee (51) runs.
Apr 30, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Jung Hoo Lee (51) runs. / Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

For generations, the configuration of Fenway Park has caused headaches for outfielders.

The stadium, Harry Jones of The Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote, "is a structural monstrosity that through the years has proven to be a dreaded nightmare to its visiting baseball clubs." The year was 1948.

San Francisco Giants center fielder Jung Hoo Lee experienced the gamut of Fenway Park emotions in 2024 on Thursday as the Giants ground out a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox.

First, Lee misplayed a fly ball in the sun and wound up flat on the ground. Then, shortly thereafter, he ended the fourth inning by snaring center fielder Jarren Duran's scorching liner—likely saving a run.

San Francisco second baseman Thairo Estrada's RBI single broke a 1–1 tie in the seventh, catapulting his team to victory.

As for Lee—well, the "Grandson of Wind" seems to be finding his way around the other elements just fine.


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