Hanwha Eagles infielder Roh Si-hwan (24) has a close relationship with Lotte Giants “legend” Lee Dae-ho (42). He practiced hitting with a pitching machine donated by Lee when he was at Suyeong Elementary School in Busan and Gyeongnam High School. Lee Dae-ho is 18 years Noh’s senior at Suyeong Elementary and Gyeongnam High School. “Every time I practiced batting, I thought about him, and I wanted to be a good baseball player like him,” Noh said.
The junior, who wanted to be like his senior, hit 31 home runs and racked up 101 RBIs in his fifth year of high school. At the age of 23, he became a home run and RBI leader. Lee Dae-ho, who joined the team as a pitcher and turned into a fielder, 바카라사이트 won the Golden Glove as a third baseman in 2010. Last year, Noh Si-hwan became the first Hanwha third baseman to win a Golden Glove in 17 years, since Lee Bum-ho in 2006.
When he attended Gyeongnam High School
A prestigious baseball school, professional seniors often visited his alma mater. The seniors inspired the juniors to dream of becoming a professional baseball player. One of the special seniors Noh remembers is Shin Bon-ki (35). He is seven years his junior, having played for Gyeongnam Middle and Gyeongnam High before joining Lotte and then KT.
“He brought the bat he used in the pros,” Noh said. He handed out good bats that are difficult for high school players to afford. Everyone wanted to get one of these bats,” he recalled.
Hanwha’s signature hitter, Noh Si-hwan, who grew up to become the national team’s No. 4 hitter, followed in their footsteps. He recently visited his alma mater, Suyeongcho, Gyeongnam Middle School, and Gyeongnam High School, and donated baseball equipment worth a total of 20 million won.
Last year, Noh’s annual salary was 130 million won.
He donated 15% of his salary to his alma mater’s juniors.
He said, “I am grateful to my alma mater for making me who I am today. I asked the elementary, middle, and high schools what supplies they needed beforehand and decided on the items.” He gave winter clothes and baseball equipment to Suyeong Elementary, and bats with his initials on them to Gyeongnam Middle and Gyeongnam High.
Noh said, “I gave them the bat I actually used in the game last year, the brand I use. I wanted to make the juniors feel the same joy that I felt when I received the bats given to me by my seniors when I was a student.”
He wanted to do something to help the younger generation, and he did it by becoming a home run hitter. “This is not a one-time event, but I plan to come back to my alma mater every year. I want to get better at baseball and be more helpful.”
He was drafted in the second round of the 2019 draft.
Had his best season last year. In 131 games, he batted .298 (153-for-514) with 31 home runs, 101 RBIs and a .929 OPS.
He injected new life into a home run race that had been dominated by veterans in their mid-30s. Noh is the first 20-year-old home run king in seven years. 메이저사이트 It’s been 24 years since there was a 23-and-under home run king.
He batted fourth and led the Korean team to victory at the Hangzhou Asian Games and represented his country at the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC). It was a gift delivered to Korean baseball in 2023.
Noh is preparing for next season in his hometown of Busan. He leaves for spring training in Australia this month.