“It’s the first team I ‘chose’ in my baseball life, so I’m even happier.”
LG Twins catcher Heo Do-hwan, 39, earned his third championship ring this year with the team’s combined regular season-Korean Series (KS) title.
He added to a rare resume of winning KS titles with all three of the so-called “telecom triumvirate” teams: the SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) in 2018, KT Wiz in 2021, and LG this year.
Heo did not make the opening roster for this year’s regular season.
His chances weren’t easy with LG, which was anchored by Park Dong-won and Kim Ki-yeon.
But on June 2, he made his first first-team roster of the season and never dropped to the second team, earning a spot on the KS roster as well.
His regular-season numbers were unspectacular, with a .
141 batting average, two home runs, and 10 RBIs in 47 games, but his 212 innings in the catcher’s mitt gave the young pitchers a boost, while also easing the physical strain on Park Dong-won, who played the most innings (982) of any catcher in the 10 clubs this year.
Wearing a championship ring in an LG uniform is the best feeling in the world.
Heo Do-hwan moved to SK from the Hanwha Eagles in the second round of the 2018 draft, and then to KT in a trade before the 2020 season.
Both moved to Tae-Ro-Yi. But LG is the team he chose when he became a free agent after the 2021 season.
That’s what makes this win even more special. “LG is the first team I chose, and I’m even more happy to win with good members,” he said. 온라인카지노
“I told a junior in the power analysis team that we would win 4-1, and it became a reality.”
His two-year, 400 million won free agent contract with LG expired at the end of this season.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop suggested that Heo “stay with us for one more year.”
As the most senior member of the team, Heo set an example for the younger players by preparing thoroughly for the KS without getting frustrated even though he was out of the main power at the beginning of the season.
For the first time in his baseball career, he was recognized by the team he chose.