The main player of the 2018 Korean Series. Kim Tae-hoon, a key bullpen for the SK Wyverns at the time, is retiring. SSG Landers will hold Kim Tae-hoon’s active retirement ceremony against the Doosan Bears in Incheon on the 17th, the last game of the regular season. SSG will hold a fan signing event for 100 pre-selected people with Kim Tae-hoon’s intention to express his gratitude to the fans before the game. In addition, fans who visit the stadium on the same day will be provided with message cards to cheer for Kim Tae-hoon’s new start at Dodram Gate, Starbucks Gate, and Gate 3 on a first-come, first-served basis, and the message cards will be held by inserting a special photo card of Kim Tae-hoon, which will be sold only on the same day. 온라인카지노
In addition, Kim Tae-hoon will show his last pitching in front of the fans as the first pitch player on the day, and Seo Jin-yong, his “best friend” who has been with him for a long time, will participate to add meaning. At the same time, 51 fans lined up on the ground in line with Kim Tae-hoon’s uniform number “51, “Memorial Road” was also prepared to welcome Kim Tae-hoon’s last appearance. The official retirement ceremony will be held after the end of the game in the order of presenting commemorative gifts and bouquets, screening of team video letters, and reading of retirement impressions.
After graduating from Guri In Warehouse, Kim Tae-hoon received the SK nomination (now SSG) as a first-round draft rookie in 2009. After joining as a prospect, he began receiving opportunities to play in the first division in the 2016 season, and in the 2018 season, he pitched in 61 regular-season games, recording 9 wins, 3 losses, and 10 hold ERA of 3.83. In the following year, he pitched in 71 games and won 27 holds in the 2019 season.
He won the 2018 SK Korean Series. Kim Tae-hoon played in four games against Doosan at the time and pitched perfectly with one run in seven ⅔ innings of one win and two holds. It was a “hidden MVP” that made it possible for SK to win a dramatic reversal by properly blocking the back door.
Kim Tae-hoon, who was born in 1990 and is 33 years old this year, is still young, but he decided to live a second life. Ahead of the retirement ceremony, Kim Tae-hoon visited the baseball stadium in plain clothes, not uniforms, and interviewed reporters.
Kim Tae-hoon said, “I’ve been in the second division for a long time for the past two years, so I thought a lot about it. Since there are many good juniors, I decided early because I thought I would lose competitiveness now,” he said. “I thought it would be difficult to have full time now. “I’ve been thinking about life to some extent since I quit baseball, but I’ve made up my mind as I’ve spent this season,” he said, revealing his decision to retire. Kim Tae-hoon plans to set up a baseball academy in the Incheon area to try to foster younger players.
It’s a lie to say that I have no regrets, but I still looked relieved. The fact that he had a son who had just passed the age of one also made him decide to retire early. Kim Tae-hoon said, “I’m relieved because I think I’ve done everything I can while playing baseball. I tried hard, but now I hit the wall, so I decided to stop neatly,” he said with a smile.
Close players such as Seo Jin-yong, Park Jong-hoon, and Kim Kwang-hyun also dissuaded retirement. Kim Tae-hoon said, “I respect (Roh) Kyung-eun, (the late) Hyo-joon, and Kwang-hyun because they still have ball power. They’re amazing players. I was a little insecure, so I decided to retire. I’m most sorry that I wasn’t consistent in the content of the game, but there’s nothing else I’m sorry about other than that. I hope you remember me as a player who was always cheerful and bright and full of energy. Thank you for your interest until the end. I will live my life hard now,” he said goodbye.