The LG Twins have three all-time retired players: Kim Yong-soo (41), Lee Byung-kyu (9), and Park Yong-taek (33).
Kim Yong-soo won two Korean Series titles in 1990 and 1994. Lee Byung-kyu and Park Yong-taek, on the other hand, ended their careers without a championship ring. Jeong Ju-hyun, who tasted a unified championship that neither Lee Byung-kyu nor Park Yong-taek experienced, shared his thoughts on his transition to coaching after retiring from active duty.
Joining LG in 2009 after graduating from Daegu High School, Jung played in 762 games in the first team, batting .233 with 18 home runs, 153 RBIs, 260 runs scored and 68 stolen bases in 1,653 at-bats. Jeong is ending his playing career and beginning the second act of his baseball career as a coach.
“First of all, I would like to tell the fans that I am truly grateful for the attention and love they have given me over the past 15 years,” Jeong said on his Instagram account on Feb. 2. “I have decided to retire from active duty after this season and start the second act of my life as a coach.
“It was a very difficult time for me to make this decision, but the only reason I decided to retire was because I could continue to wear the LG Twins jersey and not another team’s jersey,” Jung said.
“That’s what the LG Twins are to me. I was happy and honored to play with the TWINS mark on my chest for 15 years, and I am so happy and grateful that I will continue to wear the TWINS mark on my chest,” he said, 온라인카지노 thanking the club for giving him the opportunity to transform into a leader.
“I joined the LG Twins at the end of the dark ages in 2009, and for 15 years until we won our first championship in 29 years in 2023, I was able to grow with good teachers, play happy baseball with a good organization, learn a lot with good seniors, have fun with good friends, and win a championship with good teammates. I was so happy and it was a really unforgettable memory,” he said.
In closing, Jeong said, “Now I want to thank our number one LG Twins fans. For me, regardless of our performance, our LG Twins fans have always been number one. I am so grateful and thankful and thankful. I will greet you as a good leader in the future,” he promised.