Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Player Profile: Jung Bong

I have four cards of Jung Bong. This one is from 2004 Topps. 

Playing career: Jung Bong pitched for the Braves and Reds from 2002 to 2004. In 48 games he went 7-4 with a save and a 5.17 ERA.

Where he is now: He has returned to his native Korea and has been pitching for the LG Twins since 2007. This season he is 1-4 with 28 saves and a 3.16 ERA.

Interesting facts: He was featured on the infamous “Bong Puffer” card in 2003 Topps. Both players on the card have been arrested for violence against women. Brandon Puffer’s sexual assault conviction is well known, but Bong was arrested for choking his wife in a 2005 incident.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is sixth when you type Jung B, between Jung Briggs Myers Personality Test, referring to a psychological test, and Jung Blow, referring to a character in a movie. Another prominent Jung Bong is a cinema professor at NYU.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Bill Bonham.

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