“I was blessed in the last years of my career as a player… ”
SSG veteran right-hander Noh Kyung-eun won the Effort of Will Award at the Ilgu Award Ceremony on the 8th. Literally, Noh Kyung-eun’s 2022 season was an icon of will and effort. After the 2021 season, he parted ways with Lotte, and his story of receiving a test request from SSG and building his body again at Ganghwa SSG Futures Field and burning his passion is famous.
Manager Kim Won-hyung had a relationship with Noh Kyung-eun when he was a Lotte pitching coach. His passion for baseball and his passion for learning were well known at the time. In fact, when Noh Kyung-eun built up his body well, he gained trust, and he was entrusted with a starting position at the beginning of the season.
He took a short break due to an unexpected finger injury, but performed more than expected in the first half. He went 5-3 with a 3.38 earned run average in 8 games. He returned to the bullpen from the last minute of the first half, and throughout the second half, he struggled back and forth between the winning pitch and the finish line. In the second half, the average ERA of 7 wins, 2 losses, 1 save and 7 holds in 33 games was 2.72.
August 4-6, September 21-23, September 29-October 1, etc. Three consecutive fights were also held three times, and it was the last bastion of the SSG bullpen, which collapsed in the second half. The Korean Series was 1 win in 3 games and an average ERA of 4.50, but it was good except for the first game in which 2 runs were allowed in 0.2 innings.
Roh Kyung-eun’s annual salary this season is only 100 million won. The option was also 100 million won. It is a contract worth 200 million won, and it is rumored that even Noh Kyung-eun requested the club to put an option that is difficult to achieve. Former general manager Ryu Seon-gyu predicted that it would be difficult to achieve an option in late summer, saying that Roh Kyung-eun was doing well. Anyway, Noh Kyung-eun was one of the most cost-effective players this year. 토토사이트
Noh Kyung-eun did not forget to thank the SSG team for reaching out during difficult times at the Ilgu Award Ceremony. Immediately after the award, he said, “I thank the SSG club for believing in me and recruiting me. He really wanted to repay. I am especially grateful to the director who believed in me and appointed me. He knew that he had been thinking a lot about me since last year.”
Noh Kyung-eun is expected to be an important piece of the SSG bullpen in the 2024 season. “There are juniors who put in more effort than me, so it is very meaningful to receive this award. In the last years of his career, he was blessed with winning championships and receiving awards. I will become a player who can be of great help to the team so that we can win next year.”