‘Rookie of the Year’ Moon Dong-joo “will share 15 wins with catcher Choi Jae-hoon next year”

Moon Dong-joo (20-Hanwha Eagles) met with the press after the award ceremony and said with an eager expression, “My head was blank when I got on stage,” and “I’m sorry that I didn’t get to say thank you to many people. Please tell them for me.”

He continued, “I couldn’t thank (catcher) Choi Jae-hoon. I became the Rookie of the Year thanks to Choi Jae-hoon.” He also revealed his goal for 2024, saying, “I will definitely win 15 games with Choi Jae-hoon.”

Moon Dong-joo holds up the Rookie of the Year trophy at the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) 카지노사이트 Awards Ceremony held at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Jung-gu, Seoul on July 27.

Moon was an early favorite for Rookie of the Year, sweeping 85 of the 111 votes cast by reporters (76.6% of the vote).

He pitched in 23 games this year, going 8-8 with a 3.72 ERA, and made headlines on April 12 when he became the first KBO player to throw a fastball in the high 160s (160.1 kilometers per hour).

Yoon Young-cheol (19-KIA Tigers), who made his KBO debut this year, also pitched well, going 8-7 with a 4.04 ERA, but he couldn’t top Moon Dong-ju. Yoon received 15 votes.

Moon himself was expecting to win the Rookie of the Year award, and when he took the stage, he thanked current manager Choi Won-ho as well as former manager Carlos Suvero, who has since left the team.

“I know that it’s been 17 years since Ryu Hyun-jin won the Rookie of the Year in 2006,” he said.

However, that didn’t stop the nerves from getting the once-in-a-lifetime rookie award.

“I won the Rookie of the Year award thanks to Choi Jae-hoon, but I was so nervous that I forgot his name in my acceptance speech,” said Moon Dong-joo. “I was going to text him as soon as I got off the stage, but he congratulated me first. He said, ‘Let’s go for 15 wins next year. We’ll go for 15 wins together.”

Moon joined Hanwha in the first round of the 2022 draft.

In his first year, Moon pitched just 28⅔ innings for the first team, qualifying for Rookie of the Year honors.

The KBO considers players who have been in the league for five years or less, have accumulated 30 innings pitched and no more than 60 at-bats to be eligible for Rookie of the Year honors.

“When I joined Hanwha, I said on the club’s YouTube channel, ‘I want to win the Asian Games gold medal and become the Rookie of the Year.’ A year later, I achieved both goals,” he said, adding, “It’s…. It’s amazing,” he laughed.

The Hangzhou Asian Games were scheduled to take place in 2022, but were postponed by a year due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and were held this year.

Moon pitched a six-inning no-hitter in the final against Chinese Taipei to help South Korea win its fourth straight title.

At the ceremony, Eric Peddy (NC Dinos), who was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP), told Moon, “Next year, you’ll be the MVP.” Moon replied, “I’ll try. “I’ll try,” Moon replied.

“It will be difficult for me to win the MVP next year, but I will try to win it in a few years,” Moon said, adding, “My goal is to be a person who keeps his promises. Even though I’m a year late, I kept my promise to become the Rookie of the Year, so I hope to fulfill my ‘promise to become an MVP’ with Pedi one day,” he smiled. 온라인카지노

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