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With one swing, Samsung's Lee Seung-yeop resumes chase for home run record
DAEGU, April 11 (Yonhap) -- With one swing of the bat Wednesday night, Lee Seung-yeop, a veteran slugger with the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), sent an emphatic message across the league: Look out, pitchers. Here comes the "Lion King."

   Lee, 36, belted his first home run of the 2013 season against the Hanwha Eagles, as his three-run shot off Denny Bautista helped the Lions win the game 4-0 at home here in Daegu. This was the Lions' sixth game of the season.

Lee finally resumed his chase for the KBO record for career home runs. Yang Joon-hyuk, a retired outfielder and former teammate of Lee's on Samsung, holds the mark with 351. Lee is now at 346.





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