Hanwha Eagles outfielder Roh Si-hwan, 23, who won his first career home run title, dreams of hitting 40 or even 50 home runs.
Noh won the grand prize of “Player of the Year” at the 2023 Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Sports Seoul Year of the Year Award ceremony held at the Elena Hotel in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters after the award, Noh said, “I’m personally proud to receive the top award at this ceremony. I felt less nervous after attending one KBO award ceremony.”
This year, Noh hit .298 with 31 home runs and 101 RBIs, winning the home run title and RBI title, 카지노사이트넷 while also leading the Korean team to a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
He’s in the midst of one of his busiest winters ever.
By his side is teammate Moon Dong-ju, the reigning KBO Rookie of the Year, who has swept the rookie awards at various awards shows this year.
“Honestly, I’m too busy traveling to awards shows and other good places in December,” said Noh. I barely had a break after the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) because I had so many schedules.” “I think it’s a happy busyness. I’ve been traveling a lot and I’m happy,” he said.
“Dong-ju (Moon) has been playing well this year, so we’ve been going to award ceremonies together. I have a teammate who can go to these events with me, so it doesn’t feel like a burden. I’m happy to have a teammate.”
When asked on the podium after receiving the award if he thought it was possible to reach 50 home runs, he said, “I think it’s possible if you work hard with confidence. I don’t think it’s the end. I think it’s not the end. I have a lot to show,” he said, adding, “I’m going to grow even more so that I can achieve 40 or 50 home runs.”
“If I aim to hit more than this year, it won’t be easy, but I think I can achieve 40 home runs,” said Noh. “I think it’s possible to hit more home runs if you study and work hard. After the awards ceremony, I will work on my body in the offseason and prepare to hit more home runs.”
When asked if he dreams of hitting 60 home runs,
Noh laughed and said, “60 home runs is impossible.” He added, “50 is also a dream number, but I still have a dream. I will try to achieve it next season,” he said.
Noh did not hide his gratitude to teammate Chae Eun-sung.
Chae Eun-sung, who played for the LG Twins from 2014 to 2022, became a free agent after the 2022 season and moved to Hanwha. A long hitter, Chae Eun-sung helped Noh grow by giving him advice.
“I learned so much from her this year. It’s thanks to her that I’ve been able to grow like this,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot by watching her from the sidelines. She always corrected me when things were going well and when things weren’t going well.” He expressed his gratitude.
He also looked forward to the effect that Ahn Chi-hong, 카지노사이트 who joined Hanwha from the Lotte Giants as a free agent after this season, would have on the team.
“I learned a lot from him, clinging to him and obsessing over him. I hope other juniors can learn from her and establish their own,” he said, adding, “If the younger players grow up, our team will be really strong.”