“Isn’t he a great player? I want to emulate that persistence.”
It is still too early to say whether Hanwha giant Noh Si-hwan (23) will become the home run king. As of the 17th, there is a gap of 7 between Noh Si-hwan with 28 home runs and Choi Jeong with 21 home runs, but the regular season still has about 2 months left. Moreover, Choi Jeong-eun has a lot of experience as a home run king and is good at driving. Noh Si-hwan is overwhelming in the recent pace, but if Choi Jeong-ui’s pace rises, a last-minute chase is also possible.
Crucially, Sihwan Noh has to go to the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will open at the end of September. Leave Hanwha for at least two weeks. On the other hand, Choi Jeong-eun does not go to the national team. Choi Jeong’s chase during this period is expected to be worth watching. Noh Si-hwan himself said, “I don’t really care about home runs” ahead of the Changwon NC game on the 17th.
It is a firm determination to run toward the victory of Hanwha and the semifinals, keeping all the pace of 40 home runs and the first home run king in his heart. However, apart from this, Noh Si-hwan clearly showed respect and respect for Choi Jeong.안전놀이터
Noh Si-hwan said, “Isn’t Choi Jeong-sun a great player? He plays consistently at third base without injury. He can’t be without injuries when he plays baseball. Hasn’t he been running steadily for decades? I couldn’t come out last year or the year before last due to an injury,” he said.
In fact, Choi Jeong-eun has played in more than 120 games since his debut in 2005, a whopping 10 seasons. He entered his mid- to late 30s, and he played more than 130 games for three consecutive years from 2019 to 2021. It is impossible without his thorough physical management and skills.
Although he doesn’t pay much attention, Choi Jeong-eun hit double-digit homers for 18 consecutive years from 2006, the second year of his debut, to this year. This is because there are many people who think that 10 home runs are natural for Choi Jeong. However, this is not something anyone can do either. He also approached the KBO league’s first right-handed hitter’s 450 home runs and the KBO career most home runs by Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop (467 home runs) by 17 runs. At the latest, next year, he will rise to the top of the KBO career record.
It is true that for Roh Si-hwan, who just emerged this year, Choi Jeong-eun is an incomparable senior. Since he is also the same third baseman, Noh Si-hwan has no choice but to refer to Choi Jeong. He said that he himself had many references to Choi Jeong’s hitting.
Noh Si-hwan said, “Choi Jeong-senpai is someone I want to imitate,” but “Actually, when baseball didn’t go well last year, I went to Choi Jeong-senpai and asked him. Noh Soo-kwang (Hanhwa) hyung jumped at SSG and introduced me. Then Choi Jung sunbaenim talked to me well about this and that. He was told what to do when things go wrong.”
Roh Si-hwan and Choi Jeong-eun have very different batting mechanics. However, aiming for a home run hitter is the same. Noh Si-hwan said, “The mechanics are different, but I refer to them a lot. Watch timing, ball count fights, etc. It’s still not enough, but I have to go as a hitter who hits a lot of home runs.”