SSG ‘romanticist’ pitcher Noh Kyung-eun (39), who successfully completed her first All-Star game outing in her debut, is running vigorously again with the goal of winning the second half of the season.
SSG Roh Kyung-eun (39), who we met on the 15th at Sajik Stadium in Busan, had the number ‘1’ engraved on his All-Star cap. It means that he first participated in the KBO League’s Feast of the Stars, ahead of his 21st year as a professional.
Veteran Noh Kyung-eun’s name was always followed by the adjective ‘Poongwoon’. From his short heyday at Doosan, trade to Lotte, free agent Mia and the sadness of being released, he went through all the hardships while playing as a pro.
SSG coach Kim Won-hyung held his hand as he wandered without a club.
Prior to the 2022 season, Noh Kyung-eun wore an SSG uniform after undergoing an entrance test, and went back and forth between the starter and bullpen and achieved outstanding results with 12 wins (5 losses) and an average ERA of 3.05 that year. His ‘rejuvenation’ helped SSG win the ‘Wire to Wire’ last season.
Noh Kyung-eun is active as SSG’s core right-handed bullpen this season, with a fast ball speed of 140km per hour. In particular, he harvested 13 holds with an average ERA of 1.73 in 24 games played until May, showing a solidity close to an iron wall. Although his ERA soared to 3.95 in the first half as he lost some strength after June, he won 18 holds in 39 games and is leading the league in this category.
In the twilight of baseball life, Noh Kyung-eun, who was in the ‘second heyday’, enjoyed the honor of being selected as a ‘late all-star’ by the director’s recommendation. He took the mound as Dream’s third pitcher at the end of the 3rd inning of the All-Star game and dealt with Chae Eun-seong (Hanwha), Choi Hyung-woo (KIA), Socrates Brito (KIA), and Roh Si-hwan (Hanwha). Although he allowed a double to Socrates in the second out, he made his All-Star debut without conceding a run by dominating Noh Si-hwan with a straight hit to third base.메이저토토사이트
Noh Kyung-eun said, “To me, the All-Star Game was a vacation that comes only once a year. Originally, after the first half, I only thought about going somewhere to heal and come back,” he said.
Noh Kyung-eun especially thanked director Kim. He said, “It was thanks to the coach that I was able to join the SSG team and be selected as an All-Star.”
Noh Kyung-eun was also determined to face the second half. He said, “I’m only thinking of blocking the opponent’s batting line somehow, unconditionally in the remaining games,” he said.