Reporter Lee Myeong-dong = Noh Kyung-eun (SSG Landers), who showed off her healthy skills last year, is 40 years old in Korean age this year.
Noh Kyung-eun, born in 1984, joined the Doosan Bears in 2003 and celebrated his 21st year as a professional this year. Among the 43 pitchers registered with SSG, he is the second oldest after Goh Hyo-jun, who is one year older.
Noh Kyung-eun seems to be regretting the delay in preparing for the new season. Noh Kyung-eun, who remained in Korea awaiting surgery due to gallbladder disease, boarded a plane to the United States earlier than scheduled on the 2nd. He felt sorry for the delay in joining during the recovery period. On the 1st, he joined the camp when he was told that the surgery could be withheld. It has been three days since the club camp left for the United States.
Based on his seasoned beauty, he went back and forth between starting and bullpen last year and wrote a compliant report card. He alternated with Lee Tae-yang and Oh Won-seok as the 4th and 5th starters. The record for the 2022 season is 41 matches, 12 wins, 5 losses, 1 hold, 7 saves, and an average ERA of 3.05. He finished in 4th place with the most wins (13 wins) and 8th place with 1 win.
Last year, SSG won the regular season championship with ‘Wire to Wire’ without giving up the first place from the beginning of the season to the end, and then took the Korean Series.
He didn’t always get good grades. Noh Kyung-eun did not enjoy many opportunities until 2012, the 10th year of his professional career. In the meantime, in 2012, he recorded an average ERA of 2.53 with 12 wins, 6 losses and 7 holds in 42 games, rising to the ranks of aces. He also posted a lot of names in the record rankings for the year. He had the best season of his career, ranking 2nd in earned run average, 5th in strikeouts, 5th in wins, 1st in shutouts and 5th in complete games.
Noh Kyung-eun, who showed outstanding skills the following year, faced a downward trend from 2014 to 2015. He eventually left Doosan, his home team, and made a new nest at the Lotte Giants in 2016. However, amid disappointing performances, he left for Geelong Korea in the Australian League after finishing the 2018 season and failing to sign a contract with the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) club as a free agent (FA). 메이저사이트
Noh Kyung-eun, who had repeated consultations such as learning the knuckleball while working in Australia, returned to Lotte in 2020 and kept the starting lineup, but in 2021, he only pitched in 14 games amid sluggishness.
Noh Kyung-eun, who could have been contemplating his retirement, but who was determined to extend his active career, continued to mound in second-team games in the second half of the season and did not let go of the ball even after the season ended. .
Noh Kyung-eun, who broke up with Lotte after that, took on the challenge. From the beginning of November 2021, I took a test at SSG’s Ganghwa 2nd Army Stadium. In his 19th professional year, he started the third act of his KBO career and was able to pay off last year.
What will the 2023 season of Noh Kyung-eun look like? Attention is focusing on whether Noh Kyung-eun, who is preparing for the new season at SSG with passion, tenacity, and sincerity, will be able to fulfill her wish to leave after a few more years of her career as a player.