“I won’t forget.”
SSG left-handed pitcher Kim Tae-hoon takes off his beloved uniform. On the 17th, I said goodbye to my fans. I went up to the mound with a slightly different mindset than usual. He came out as the first pitcher in the final game of the season (against Doosan). Sipo was played by his best friend Seo Jin-yong. After he finished the game, he stood in front of the microphone. Instead of his usual playful demeanor, he calmly read the text he had prepared. Taehoon Kim said, “It is an honor to be able to spend 15 years with the most prestigious team. “I was happy every time I was selected for this team, became a member, played, cried and laughed,” he said.
He is 33 years old. It’s a bit early to talk about the end. Within the team, Ko Hyo-jun in 1983 and Noh Kyung-eun in 1984 are still showing off their skills and playing the role of a sure-win team. It wouldn’t have been an easy decision. People around me also stopped me a lot. Taehoon Kim said, “I thought a lot while staying in the 2nd team for almost two years. “I thought it would be difficult for him to do it full time (anymore),” he said. “I tried preparing again, but I hit a wall. Since he had many good juniors, his competitiveness seemed to be decreasing. “That’s why I decided a little early,” he confessed honestly.
This is Kim Tae-hoon, who shone brightly on the mound. During his high school years, he achieved his perfect game in Michuholgi in 2008. He joined SK (formerly SSG) as a first-round pick in the 2009 rookie draft and played for only one team. In his career, he played 372 innings in 302 games, recording 18 wins, 22 losses, 9 saves, 64 holds, and an ERA of 5.18. In 2018, he played very well in the Korean Series (KS) and contributed greatly to the championship. Looking back on his past times, Kim Tae-hoon said, “I think I did everything I could while playing baseball. “I have no regrets,” he said.
Did they say that the end is another beginning?메이저놀이터 Although his playing career is over, the life of ‘baseball man’ Kim Tae-hoon continues. He plans to help train his juniors. He plans to open an academy in Incheon. Kim Tae-hoon smiled and said, “I had some plans (about life after retirement),” and added, “I will contribute to Korean baseball.” I want to further fulfill my role as his husband and father. He has a son who is one year old. When asked if his family was an influence, Kim Tae-hoon nodded his head and said, “To some extent, that is part of it.”
It hasn’t been a smooth road. She also suffered from unexpected injuries and poor performance. Still, she always had a bright face. Referring to his retirement game in the Futures (Second Division) League, he said, “I threw with all my might with the intention of dying once. The speed was up to 145 km. “I was a little worried (whether I should overturn my retirement), but my juniors prepared the ceremony,” he said, showing his characteristic arrogance. What kind of player will Kim Tae-hoon be remembered as? He said with a smile, “I guess he was a cheerful, bright, energetic player.”