Baseball player Noh Jin-hyuk, “It’s too bad that Koo Seung-min can’t hit the ball,” Han Hyun-hee, “Lee Jung-hoo told me not to hit the ball.” [On site]
Noh Jin-hyuk (35), Yoo Kang-nam (31), and Han Hyun-hee (30), who moved to the Lotte Giants through FA this winter, expressed their determination to face their former teams.
At the FA joining ceremony held at Lotte Hotel Busan Sapphire Room on the 19th, the three players expressed their feelings about meeting the team they played earlier through a Q&A session.
All of them played in only one team except during their military service. Yoo Kang-nam played without a transfer for 11 years after joining LG in 2011, while Noh Jin-hyuk and Han Hyun-hee played until last year after wearing NC and Nexen (now Kiwoom) uniforms in 2012, respectively.
Who was the most difficult player to deal with in Lotte that I met while playing for more than 10 years? Roh Jin-hyuk and Han Hyun-hee picked foreign pitcher Dan Straily (35). Noh Jin-hyuk said, “It was hard to deal with Straily, but I’m glad,” and Han Hyun-hee, who mentioned the same pitcher as a uncomfortable opponent, said, “I didn’t like Straily.” He explained, “I’m a pitcher, but I was a person who gave strength to batters with fast tempo and fighting.”
In addition, baseball player Noh Jin-hyuk confessed to Han Hyun-hee, who moved with him, “I couldn’t hit it, but I’m so happy to come (to Lotte).” Since his debut in the first division in 2013, baseball player Noh Jin-hyuk has recorded two hits in 15 at-bats (batting average of 0.133) against Han Hyun-hee until last year. Han Hyun-hee also joked, “It’s a shame to be on the same team as (No) Jin-hyuk.”
On the other hand, it may be disappointing to team up with a strong player. Roh Jin-hyuk mentioned pitcher Koo Seung-min (33), his colleague in charge of managing director. Roh Jin-hyuk, who faced nine at-bats in his career, showed a dominant performance with three hits and one home run.
Baseball player Noh Jin-hyuk smiled, saying, “It’s a shame that Koo Seung-min couldn’t hit the ball.” In response, Koo Seung-min, who visited the site to celebrate his joining, met Noh Jin-hyuk after the event and jokingly pointed out, “Shouldn’t my name come out there?” In response, Noh Jin-hyuk responded, “I’m glad your name was in the article.”
Some players are uncomfortable as they face their former team.Baseball player Noh Jin-hyuk said, “I work out with Koo Chang-mo and Kim Young-kyu in Masan, but if the ball falls out, they hit me,” adding, “Changmo and Young-kyu have good balls, so I want to play well against the two pitchers.” Yoo Kang-nam said, “(Kim) Yoon-sik said he would only throw fastballs, and (Lee) Jung-yong did a power analysis while I was practicing. He said, “I think it will be hard to hit (Jeong) Woo-young’s ball.” 안전한놀이터
On the other hand, Han Hyun-hee responded that she did not care. “After the contract, (Lee) Jung-hoo called right away and said, ‘Please don’t hit it,'” he said. “There is no noisy batter, and I think it will be fun.”