Professional Baseball SSG Left-Handed Pitcher Kim Tae-hoon Retires, “I Won’t Forget the Love I Received”
Professional baseball SSG Landers left-handed pitcher Kim Tae-hoon (33) leaves his beloved mound.
SSG announced on the 28th, “Kim Tae-hoon has decided to end his career as a professional baseball player at the end of this season.”
Taehoon Kim achieved a perfect game at the Michuholgi National High School Baseball Championship in August 2008, when he was in his third year at Guri Inchang High School, and received attention as the ‘next-generation ace’, earning him the nickname ‘Mr. Perfect’. 바카라사이트
SSG’s predecessor, SK Wyverns, recruited Kim Tae-hoon as the first draft pick in 2009.
Until this season, Kim Tae-hoon played in 302 games in the first team, posting 18 wins, 22 losses, 9 saves, 64 holds, and an ERA of 5.18.
He served as a key pitcher for the team in 2018 (9 wins, 3 losses, 10 holds, ERA 3.83) and 2019 (4 wins, 5 losses, 7 saves, 27 holds, ERA 3.88).
In 2018, when SK won the Korean Series, he pitched in 8 games of the playoffs and Korean Series, allowing only 1 run in 11 innings, and was considered a ‘leading figure in the championship.’
However, this year, Kim Tae-hoon was never able to stand on the first team mound, and eventually decided to take off his uniform.
Kim Tae-hoon said, “I am happy that I was able to start and end my career as a player at the best club.
I joined with undeserved attention as a first-round pick, but I was disappointed that I could not live up to expectations due to injuries and poor performance.”
He added, “The team won in 2018, and I achieved a personal best.”
I had a great season, and I was happy to repay the fans’ love in some small way.
“I will not forget the support and shouts I received at the baseball stadium and will keep them in my heart,” he said.
SSG plans to hold a retirement ceremony for Kim Tae-hoon before the end of this season.