It’s already been 8 years since I left Japan, but ‘The King of the End’ is still not forgotten. Oh Seung-hwan (41, Samsung), who played an active role as a closer for the Hanshin Tigers of the Japanese professional baseball team, received attention from the Japanese media.
Japanese media such as ‘Sports Nippon’ and ‘Daily Sports’ reported an interview with Oh Seung-hwan on the 4th. Japanese reporters visited Oh Seung-hwan in Onna, Okinawa, Japan, where the Samsung Lions’ spring camp was set up. ‘Sports Nippon’ announced to Japanese baseball fans the current situation of Oh Seung-hwan, who is still active as a closer, saying, ‘Oh Seung-hwan, who has been the salvation king for two consecutive years as a member of Hanshin since 2014, is now 40 years old, but he is in charge of the guardian this season as well.’
Oh Seung-hwan said, “There are only eight 500 saves left in Korea, the U.S. and Japan, but there are 30 to 400 saves in Korea. First of all, I will work hard for that goal,” he said. “He cares about records and does not practice or play. Rather, if you do your best practice and play matches, the record will follow.”
Born in 1982, he became the oldest active pitcher in the KBO League, but Oh Seung-hwan, who is in charge of finishing this year, said, “I don’t care about being old. Any player asks veterans about their age before their skills. i want to change that I can’t help it if my physical condition or skills aren’t good, but I want to prepare properly before the age question comes. I haven’t played the game yet, but I’m in better condition than last year, so I’m preparing well.” 먹튀검증
As Lee Dae-ho, the same age player who played for Japan’s Orix Buffaloes and Softbank Hawks for four years from 2012 to 2015, retired at the end of last year, Japanese reporters’ interest in Oh Seung-hwan was also great. Regarding this, he said, “If I’m not feeling well, I’ll think about retirement, but I haven’t fallen at all. He is not thinking of retiring. He is only looking forward to this season, and retirement is not in his head,” he said, making it clear that he will extend his active service.
The pitching style continued to change little by little as the years passed. Oh Seung-hwan said, “It has changed a little. He has to change to fit his age. There is a difference between the time of Hanshin and now. About 2 pitches increased. Divide the two-seam and slider into two and throw with a difference in velocity. Since last year, the curve ratio has also increased.” The most important thing is direct purchase,” he emphasized.