The captain of the professional baseball Doosan Bears for the 2024 season is infielder Yang Seok-hwan (32).A transfer student who joined the ‘next door’ LG Twins and then wore a Doosan uniform through a trade in 2021 is now wearing the Bears captain’s armband with 42 years of tradition.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, who personally announced the new captain Yang Seok-hwan at the 42nd anniversary ceremony of Doosan’s founding on the 15th, said, “He is a bright player and a player who speaks well to his seniors. He is also an example to his juniors in terms of discipline and behavior that should be observed as a professional player. “He explained .He continued, “He is a player who has something to say to me as well. I hope this year’s Doosan becomes a team that can share everything without hesitation to become one team.” Both seniors and juniors welcome Yang Seok-hwan as captain.
While Heo Gyeong-min, who led the team as captain last year, is a player who shows ‘soft leadership,’ Yang Seok-hwan is the type of person who clearly draws the line between right and wrong, as coach Lee expected .Kim Jae-hwan, who is three years senior to Yang Seok-hwan, said of his junior who stayed on the team through a free agent (FA) contract, “Remaining on the team is a huge plus not only for me but for the entire Doosan. Just having such a hitter gives me and all the players energy.” “I accept it. I am grateful to the club owner for holding on to Yang Seok-hwan,” he said.
In addition, pitcher Kwak Bin said, “He is scary, but he has a strong sense of responsibility,” and added, “I think his actions are befitting of a captain. I think he is a good fit for the team.”Seok-Hwan Yang stayed at Doosan at the end of last year under the condition of receiving up to 7.8 billion won over 4+2 years.He spent most of his prime at Doosan, where his skills blossomed, and even took on the heavy responsibility of being captain in the first year of his contract.
Yang Seok-hwan said, “I signed a free agent contract and called the coach, and he asked me to take over as captain. The captaincy is originally held by the franchise, but I am now in my 4th year at Doosan. I thought it would be difficult to take over (as captain) here, but trust me and leave it to me. “Thank you for giving it to me,” he said .Regarding the fact that the coach and fellow players evaluated him as a ‘captain who says what he has to say,’ he laughed and said, “I usually say everything I want to say with the coach. There is nothing I can’t say. Since I also worked as a free agent, I think I can say it more comfortably.” Regarding former captain Heo Gyeong-min, he gave a warning to his juniors in advance, saying, “Kyung-min has a warm personality, but I have the opposite personality. So I’m a little worried about how my juniors will feel.”
Among players who served as captain, there are cases where individual performance declines due to more things to worry about both on and off the baseball field .However, Yang Seok-hwan emphasized, “If you take on the role of captain, there will be a lot of things to worry about, such as the internal mutual aid committee and the players’ association, but that should not be the reason for the decline in performance. Even if you may or may not 카지노사이트킹 do well this year, it does not mean that you can’t do it because you are the captain.”