“Thank you so much for the great review. I’m very happy to finish the first half of the season in first place.”
Catcher Park Dong-won, who signed a four-year, 6.5 billion won ($4.5 million) contract with LG in November last year, has been a perfect performer in his first year with the team.스포츠토토
In 77 games, he finished the first half of the year with a batting average of 2.762 (69-for-254), 15 home runs, 52 RBIs, 38 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.871. His nine home runs in the month of May in particular ignited the home run race. He also played the most innings (601⅓) of any catcher in the league.
LG finished the first half of the year in first place, thanks in large part to Park Dong-won’s signing. “I’m very grateful for the good evaluation. I’m very happy to finish the first half in first place from my first year with the team.”
“After the last game of the first half was canceled due to rain, my colleagues and I went to our favorite restaurant, and the boss prepared a cake to celebrate the first half. I will do my best to smile at the end,” he added.
When asked, “Without Park Dong-won, LG’s first-place finish would have been impossible,” he replied, “That’s not true. It was thanks to the combined efforts of all LG Twins members,” he said.
“The club generously supported the players to do well, and the manager and coaching staff, from the eldest (Song) Eun-beom and (Heo) Do-hwan to the youngest (Park) Myung-geun, all did a good job,” he humbled himself.
“I hope the season will end like this,” said Park, who hasn’t won a single title since his professional debut.
I asked Park how many points he would give himself for the first half of the season. “Out of 100, I would give myself 98 points,” he said.
He said it was unfortunate that he committed the game-winning blast with runners on first and third in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 5-5 tie against Hanwha in Daejeon last month. “If it wasn’t for that, I would have given myself a 100 out of 100, but it’s too bad,” he said, promising to work hard to make up the two points in the second half.