Reporter Kim Kyung-hyeon = Hanhwa prepares for the season with an unconventional captain appointment.
The Hanwha Eagles appointed veteran pitcher Jung Woo-ram (38) as captain for the new season on the 17th. Ha Joo-seok, who had been captain for the past two years, was suspended for 70 games for drunk driving, so he needed a new captain and chose Jung Woo-ram.
The captain is usually made by a mid-level beast, but Hanwha has chosen Jung Woo-ram, the oldest and pitcher in the team, as the captain. In fact, as of the 22nd, out of the captains of the nine clubs, only Jung Woo-ram is the pitcher (Samsung undecided). The average age is 33.8 years old, and Jung Woo-ram is the oldest, excluding Park Kyung-soo (39). 메이저사이트
According to a Hanwha official, “Jung Woo-ram is the best player in the team and a model for all players.
Looking at what coach Subero said, it seems that Hanwha expects Jeong Woo-ram to lead by example like Yoo Yu-jun. Yuhan-joon served as KT’s oldest and captain for two years from 2019 to 2020. Throughout his playing career, Yuhan-jun was famous for his self-management, not drinking coffee or soda, as well as alcohol and cigarettes. He also avoids stimulating foods and fixes the family dinner menu to steak to maintain muscle mass. KT was able to grow into a strong team based on Yuhan-jun’s quiet but solid leadership.
Juniors naturally grow up watching captains. Ha Joo-seok, who was the captain until last season, lost Subero’s trust due to continued gossip and drunk driving. Jung Woo-ram is the embodiment of self-management, shining at the top of the career pitcher’s most appearances as he celebrates his 20th anniversary this year. Just like Yuhan-Jun, Hanwha will also want Jung Woo-Ram to become a mirror for the team.
Jung Woo-ram said through the club, “I will live up to your expectations as much as you trusted me.”