Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang loses sentencing appeal, leaving return to MLB in question

It appears increasingly unlikely Jung Ho Kang will play for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year, and there are legitimate questions about whether his MLB career will continue at all.

A Korean court on Thursday rejected the infielder’s appeal of a sentence handed down in March in the wake of a drunken-driving conviction, Yonhap News reported.

Kang was sentenced to eight months in jail, with the term suspended for two years, after his conviction in the wake of a December DUI incident ’ his third such arrest. Kang has been unable to secure a visa to return to the United States in the wake of the sentencing, and his attorneys appealed to the court in part on grounds that he believes the sentence is preventing him from earning a living.

There are big games and there are BIG GAMES. What the Dodgers’ Shawn Green did against the Brewers on this day in 2002 definitely qualifies as a BIG GAME.

On May 23, 2002, Greene, in an extraordinary showing with the lumber, tied the MLB record with four home runs as part of a 6-for-6, seven-RBI performance that also saw him set the MLB record for the most total bases in a single game (19). Have a look back at Green’s huge day in all its 2002, standard-definition glory.

Green is the only player in MLB history to have a 6-for-6 day that included four home runs.

His victims: Glendon Rusch (double; first inning); Rusch (home run No. 1; second inning); Brian Mallette (home run No. 2; fourth inning); Mallette (home run No. 3, fifth inning); Jose Cabrera (single; eighth inning); Cabrera (home run No. 4; ninth inning).

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