Choi Seung-yong (23-Dusan Bears) will take the mound in 2024 with a new number.

He has worn number 64 since joining the team. For the new season, he will wear number 28.

The number 28 was worn by Jang Won-jun, who retired at the end of last season.

Jang, who was drafted by the Lotte Giants in 2004, was synonymous with consistency, winning double-digit games in eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2017 (excluding the 2012-2013 police baseball team). Eligible for free agency after the 2014 season, he signed a four-year, $8.4 billion contract with Doosan, and was at the center of a 2015 Korean Series title and 2016 pennant run.

After winning three games in 2018, he fell into a severe slump and went four consecutive seasons without a win, but he added three more this season to reach 132 wins (119 losses) in his career. Jang is the 11th pitcher in history to reach 130 wins. He is also the fourth left-hander in history to reach 130 wins at 37 years, 9 months, and 22 days, breaking the record of Hanwha’s Song Jin-woo 카지노사이트 (34 years, 4 months, 18 days) to become the oldest left-hander to reach 130 wins.

After the season,

Doosan manager Lee Seung-yeop said, “For the staff, three wins is not a small number. After years of not winning and starting in the second team, it was a big boost for him to take a chance and come up and win three games whenever the starting pitcher was out.” He also thanked Jang for his dedication and silent role.

Although Jang Won-jun has left the field, the ‘second Jang Won-jun’ is growing. Choi Seung-yong was considered the heir apparent to Jang Won-jun when he joined the team. He’s a left-handed pitcher, and while he’s not flashy, his neat pitching form reminds people of Jang Won-jun.

At the Ulsan spring training in 2022, former national team manager Sun Dong-yeol praised Choi Seung-yong’s pitching, saying, “I have no words to say.”

After being drafted in the second round of the 2021 KBO Draft (20th overall), he had a breakout year last year.

Last year, Choi split time between starting and relieving, going 3-6 with one save and a 3.97 ERA in 34 games.

After competing for the starting job in spring training, he struggled early on and never really settled in, but after a rebuild in the secondary system, he improved significantly. Since September, he has made seven starts and pitched 31 innings with a 1.74 ERA.

He continued to perform while wearing the Korean flag. At the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) in November after the season ended, Choi pitched three games in relief, striking out five in 3⅔ innings with a 2.45 ERA.

“I told (Jang) Won-joon last year that I would wear his jersey when he retired,” Choi said, “and when I asked him if he wanted to inherit the number, he jokingly said, ‘Hang it up for good,'” he said. I think it will be realized when I get a jersey with the number 28 on it. 카지노사이트 추천 The number 64 was assigned to me by the club when I was a rookie, and it’s a shame because I have a lot of affection for it.”

He also revealed the responsibility that comes with the number. He said, “He’s a senior who has done great things not only in Doosan but also in the KBO. I will do my best to live up to the expectations of the fans when they see the number.”

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