“I couldn’t imagine a day like today (15th) when I was at the honor guard. I had mixed feelings while watching the performance.”
Hanwha Eagles outfielder Chae Eun-seong (33) chose to serve in the military in 2010, the most difficult year for a baseball player. He graduated from Hyocheon High School and joined the LG Twins as a foster player in 2009, right after he got a taste of his professional career. As the wall of his professional stage was reduced and his frustration grew, he decided to move away from the stadium for a while and solve the military problem first. At this time, Chae Eun-seong acquired the specialty of turning a gun and turning a baseball bat with his eyes closed, and at the same time, it was also the time when he ate the most tearful bread in his life.아톰카지노
Chae Eun-seong unexpectedly took out a piece of memory 13 years ago at the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO All-Star Game’ held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 15th. In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean Armistice, a Navy honor guard performance was held during cleaning time. When Chae Eun-seong turned the gun around on the ground, along with teammate Roh Si-hwan in the dugout, he turned the bat along with the movement of the honor guard and smiled proudly.
Chae Eun-seong said, “(Turn the gun) is the same as riding a bicycle. Once you learn it, you can do it with your eyes closed. Watching the soldiers’ performances, I thought ‘It was like that at the time’ and remembered the past. I couldn’t imagine a day like today when I was at the honor guard. I had mixed feelings while watching it, and I am grateful for the present.”
Chae Eun-seong has become a completely different player from 13 years ago to the extent that you can guess the meaning of the word “thank you for the present”. He has risen to become the best player in the KBO League by writing the legend of a foster player with only sweat and effort. Ahead of this season, he obtained his first FA qualification and signed a 6-year, 9 billion won contract with Hanwha. In this All-Star Game, he won the home run race (5 million won in prize money) and Mr. All-Star (10 million won in prize money), earning 15 million won in prize money. . In the 42-year history of the All-Star Game, Chae Eun-seong is the only player to win the home run race and the Mr. All-Star title at the same time.
Chae Eun-seong made Sajik Baseball Stadium, which was filled with 22,990 fans from 10 clubs, his solo stage. From the first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, he took a 1-0 lead with a right-center double at the right time, and took a grand slam from Lotte Koo Seung-min at the bottom of the 4th inning with two outs loaded, leading 4-0, widening the distance to 8-0. It was the moment when the Nanum All-Star victory and Chae Eun-sung’s MVP were virtually confirmed.
The All-Star Game Manlupo was also a valuable record. It was the 2nd grand slam in All-Star history, 41 years after Kim Yong-hee (Lotte, Donggun) in the 3rd All-Star game held at Dongdaemun Stadium on July 4, 1982. Chae Eun-seong even achieved the tie record for the most RBIs in a game in the All-Star Game (SK Hanyu Island in 2019) with 5 RBIs that day.
Chae Eun-seong, who spent two days like a dream, expressed his honest feelings, saying, “I am confused.” Then, he added, “Similar to the grand slam home run, in fact, I was not interested in Socrates (KIA), knowing that he would win the MVP. It was the first event with fans since the corona, so I left the significance of participating. I came with the idea that I was going to have fun.” built
Chae Eun-seong is now trying to share good energy with Hanwha, rather than being a myth of her own. Hanwha stayed in 8th place with 34 wins, 40 losses and 4 draws in the first half. In the 2020s, it may be meaningful to escape from the bottom because it has been in last place, but Hanwha is now greedy to enter the top 5. It is worth the challenge as it is 2.5 games behind 5th place Lotte Giants (38-39).
Chae Eun-seong said, “The atmosphere of the team is getting better, and the atmosphere continues as we win tight matches. I think we can start the second half in a good mood. I think we should share good energy well,” and said, “I think we should soar higher with Hanwha in the second half.” I dreamed.