“I want to get slapped on the cheek once and leave.”
“Please hit me.”
SSG Landers’ king of good deeds, Park Jong-hoon (32), decided to take a break for now.
SSG Landers excluded Park Jong-hoon from the first team entry prior to the away game against KT Wiz at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 20th.
Park Jong-hoon started against KT on the 19th and suffered sluggish performance with 10 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 1 strikeout and 5 runs (4 earned runs) in 6 innings, suffering his first loss this season. The total number of pitches was 107. There were also scenes where luck did not follow, such as a missed ball leading to a hit at the beginning of the game.
However, this season he has hardly been able to find himself. He started 3 games this season and has a 7.20 earned run average with 1 loss without a win. He allowed 19 hits in 15 innings, four of which resulted in home runs. 8 walks. His on-base percentage (WHIP) per inning is 1.80, and his batting average is 0.322.
Prior to the match on the 20th, SSG coach Kim Won-hyung said of Park Jong-hoon’s expungement, “It’s not like there’s something wrong with his body. However, he needed a break once in a while.”
Although canceled from the entry, Park Jong-hoon continues to accompany the first team. As of now, after 10 days, he is likely to be registered for the first team entry again.
Coach Kim said, “(Park) Jong-hoon himself is in a bad state. I think he needs to rest and reorganize his body. Just because he misses 10 days doesn’t mean his game sense is very low. thing”
After graduating from Gunsan Jungang Elementary School – Gunsan Middle School – Gunsan Commercial High School, Park Jong-hoon joined SK Wyverns (predecessor of SSG Landers) in the 2nd round of 2010 with the 9th overall ranking. Since then, he has participated in 215 games until this season, recording 69 wins, 68 losses and 1 hold, with an average personal ERA of 7.20. He recently reached 1000 innings in his personal career.
He played more diligently than anyone else. Eventually, after the 2021 season, Park Jong-hoon became the main character of the KBO League’s first non-FA multi-year contract. He stamped for a total of 6.5 billion won over 5 years (5.6 billion won in salary, 900 million won in options). Park Jong-hoon, who underwent elbow ligament joint surgery in June 2021, returned on July 31 last year and is playing for the team.
However, Park Jong-hoon is showing a weak appearance in the first episode. His personal career 1st inning hit rate is 0.287, which is the highest compared to 2nd (0.255), 3rd (0.261), 4th (0.228), 5th (0.254), and 6th (0.273). On the 13th, against Samsung in Daegu, he struggled with 5 runs, allowing 2 balls, 1 walk, 1 double, and 1 home run in the first inning. In the match against KT on the 19th, he gave up 1 walk and scored 1 run.
The command tower knows more about Park Jong-hun’s tendency than anyone else. Manager Kim said, “The first inning is always a problem, but everyone is nervous in the first inning. I understood this when I was young. Isn’t it? It’s become an annual vacation where you shouldn’t be overly nervous.”
It is said that the first inning is so weak that even on the day of the game, there are times when it comes out after pitching in the bullpen in advance. However, it is said that this also becomes useless the moment you step on the mound in the first inning. Director Kim said, “One day, I joked with (Park) Jong-hoon, ‘I want to go out after getting a real slap on the cheek before I go out.’ Then he himself said, ‘Please give me one punch.’ There was a time when I thought that it would be nice if I could get caught shaking like that.” To that extent, both the command tower and the players were desperate to escape the ‘1st jinx’.
Park Jong-hoon is well known as a player who is sincere in fan service and good deeds more than anyone else. In 2019, he won the Golden Globe Award for his active donation activities. Since 2018, he has accumulated and delivered 1 million won according to the multiplier recorded through the Happy Dream Campaign with Inha University Hospital. Park Jong-hoon, who made a donation last year and promised, “I will continue to work hard to share the love I have received with many places.” He threw the ball with a more earnest heart than anyone else,안전놀이터 and he made up his mind and promised the next appearance.