“It was Jeong-hoo Lee, a skinny high school baseball player… ”
Outfielder Lee Jeong-hoo (25), who will leave the KBO League Kiwoom Heroes through the Major League 2023-2024 free agent market, left a final thank you to Kiwoom fans. On the 18th, Lee Jeong-hoo revealed his preparations and review for the Gocheok Samsung game on October 10th, which was the KBO League’s farewell game, through Kiwoom’s official YouTube channel.먹튀검증
That game was Lee Jung-hoo’s last game in the KBO League. Since it was Kiwoom’s final game of the season, it was a fan service appearance to say hello to Kiwoom fans one last time. His rehabilitation is not completely over after injuring his ankle extensor zone and undergoing surgery at Lotte Jeonseo in Busan on July 22. Although he was not in 100% physical condition, Kiwoom, Lee Jeong-hoo, and Kiwoom fans all wanted to share in the final moments.
At that time, Lee Jung-hoo came to the plate in place of Park Soo-jong in the bottom of the 8th inning with a 5-3 lead and no runners with one out. He hit a 144 km fastball at the end of 12 pitches against Samsung right-hander Kim Tae-hoon at full count, and was out after the ground ball was caught by the third baseman.
After hitting the ball, Lee Jeong-hoo did his best and ran to first base. He was applauded by fans as he returned to the first base dugout. San Francisco Giants general manager Pete Putilla, who visited the site, also naturally immersed himself in the atmosphere of the site by applauding. Lee Jeong-hoo made a sad expression.
Lee Jeong-hoo said through Kiwoom YouTube, “I’ve been nervous since yesterday. (Lim) Ji-yeol hit a home run and the tension eased a little. I had a unique feeling about it, but I wasn’t sure how to get the timing right when I was away. He got the feel of foul after foul. “The last ball he hit was also a ball, but he just wanted to hit it.”
He expressed sincere gratitude to his fans. Lee Jeong-hoo said, “I can’t hear the cheering when I’m concentrating on the game, but the fans cheered me on, so I had an unforgettable day. Seven years passed really quickly. I wonder if it would have been this big if not for our club. Lee Jeong-hoo was a skinny high school baseball player, and he became a player with Heroes who dreamed of advancing overseas. He even represented the country and played titles that others wanted to try. I wonder if I would have ended up like this if it weren’t for our club. I also remember the seniors I played baseball with this season. (Kim) Ha-seong said, “His older brother helped him a lot.”
He also expressed his gratitude to director Hong Won-ki. Lee Jeong-hoo said, “When I joined the team, he was my coach and I had a throwing problem, but since I was a good batting player, he told me that the throwing problem would not interfere with my baseball career and helped me not lose confidence. We really made a lot of memories together. I could have gone all the way last year, but it was disappointing and I am so thankful to the director. “Thank you for trusting me, putting everything in place, and giving me good words until the end.”
Lee Jeong-hoo explains that his comeback was also sincere for his fans. “I relied a lot on my friends, but the biggest thing was my fans. I can’t express my gratitude enough. Whether it was good or bad, the fans always stood behind me, loved me when things were good, and saddened me when things were bad. “The reason I tried so hard to return was for the fans, because I wanted to meet them at least once more.”Lastly, Lee Jeong-hoo said, “I hope you feel proud of being a Heroes fan. It would have been difficult to grow as much as this without cheers, shouts, and support. I have a lot left in my baseball career, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget the seven years I spent with Heroes fans. When I’m having a hard time or feeling sad, I’ll think of my fans once again and I’ll work hard if they always support me. Please give a lot of support to the remaining players and keep an eye on them as they will work hard and become good players when they go to the major league. thanked. “For 7 years.” For Lee Jeong-hoo, the real heroes are Heroes fans.