A 34-year-old and 6 billionaire reflects on his life’s roller coaster ride, noting that baseball hasn’t made him happy in a long time.
“I almost put it down. It was almost my worst season.”
A whopping 4 for 22 in September and October. He rescued the sinking SSG Landers. With one game left in the regular season, the SSG Landers could have clinched third place on their own.
For SSG Hanyusum, 2023 is the worst year yet. Starting with a 1-for-18 performance in April, he continued to struggle in the teens. By August, he was just 2-for-3 with a .579 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage).
However, he turned things around in September. A team that was falling apart.
Against the Doosan Bears at Jamsil Stadium on September 16, he had two hits, a sacrifice fly and an RBI single, to lead the team to a 3-2, one-run victory. On the same day, the NC Dinos lost an upset to the KIA Tigers and moved up to third place. They can now clinch third place with a win against Doosan on Sunday.
“I’m happy to have won such an important game after losing in Daegu,” said Han Yoo-seom after the game.
In response to coach Kim Won-hyung’s comment that Hanyusum played a big role in the team’s rise in September, Hanyusum said, “I’m not focusing on the result right now, but on the timing battle. I’m hitting simple every at-bat. There’s definitely some luck where the right one gets caught and the wrong one gets hit. I feel like I’ve been getting a little lucky since September.”
“It’s nice to hear that it’s fall. I had a great year last year, and this year hasn’t quite lived up to it yet, but it’s encouraging to see us fighting for positions right up until the end. The team is more important than individual records. I think all of our players feel that way. We just have to do our best, one game at a time.”
It hasn’t been an easy year for SSG or Hanyusum. “Maybe because I have experience, I feel calmer and less rushed. If you’re too motivated, 바카라사이트 you’ll have more failures than successes,” he said, emphasizing that he’s trying to adapt to the situation.
“There is no game in 144 that is not important. I’m no longer captain, but I always said that when I was captain. You always get two or three chances in a game. The most important thing is to always do your best.”
Han Yusum said, “Actually, I almost put it down. I haven’t seen the scoreboard for a long time. It was a bad season. At the end of August, I thought, ‘I can’t do it this year,’ and I took it easy. I wasn’t happy coming out of the ballpark.” He confessed.
“Baseball is my job. I took pride in it and kept preparing, thinking ‘one day’. To be able to contribute to the team like this, I guess there is no law to die. I would like to start playing fall baseball in Incheon (Munhwa).”