“I want to pass on the same good energy to others when I quit baseball.”
The future of Doosan Bears mound Byung-Hun Lee (20) will be on the mound wearing number 29 starting this season. Although he was assigned by a club, not the number he chose, he is satisfied with himself because it is the number he used when he had good results during his amateur days.
There is a reason why Doosan assigned number 29 to Lee Byung-hun. It contains a lot of hope that Lee Byung-hun will become the team’s new left-handed ace following Yu Hee-gwan (37), who retired at the end of the 2021 season. 토토사이트
After joining Doosan in 2009, Yoo Hee-gwan recorded 281 matches, 101 wins, 69 losses, 1 save, 4 holds, and an average ERA of 4.58. He wrote the history of achieving a double-digit multiplier for 8 consecutive years through sophisticated control, various breaking balls, and slow control, although his fastball’s highest speed is formed in the early 130km range. Doosan’s three Korean Series championships in the mid-2010s (2015-2016, 2019) were an honor that would not have been easy without Yu Hee-gwan’s shoulder.
Lee Byung-hun also knows why the club gave him the number 29. Rather than feeling the burden, he is preparing for the 2023 season with a strong determination to become a player worthy of the number 29 following the lead of his senior team.
Lee Byung-hun said, “29 is the number that Yu Hee-kwan sunbaenim used, and it’s also the number I wore when I was doing well in school, so it has many meanings and I’m so happy to wear the number 29.” Because he left behind, I don’t think I should harm him either. I want to give good energy as it is when I quit baseball and hand it over to someone else.”
Lee Byung-hun spent most of his debut season undergoing elbow surgery and rehabilitation right after wearing the Doosan uniform as the first pick last year. Fortunately, as his physical condition recovered smoothly, he was able to rise to the pro mound faster than expected and accumulated valuable experience with 5 hits and 2 runs in 5 innings in 9 games with the 1st team.
When he looked back on himself, his appearance in the first team last year was sudden. Since he was concentrating on his rehabilitation, he focused on committing to the 2023 season rather than pushing forward the timing of his first team debut.
However, his first-team pitching experience, which was faster than expected, became a great asset. He said, “He always felt that he had to prepare more,” and he is determined to show a more mature image this year, which is his second year.
Lee Byung-hun said, “I am working hard at the Sydney spring camp so that I can become a player who does not get sick and can live up to the expectations of the fans.” I’m trying to make them think,” he said.
I’m not thinking about the Rookie of the Year challenge at all. “There are many better players than me, but my current skills are not high enough to aim for the Rookie of the Year,” he added.