“A nervous batting order? None.” A fearless newcomer has appeared.
Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who finished the short but intense 2022 season, is preparing for the next season by doing three training sessions a day even after returning home.
On September 24 (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan stepped onto the big league stage after 5 years and became the 26th major leaguer in Korean history. Spotv News met Bae Ji-hwan, who left a strong impression with just 10 matches, in Sangam-dong, Seoul. 스포츠토토
Bae Ji-hwan said he had suffered for five years. “At first, it was difficult. There are so many levels left to go up and the difference in skill is visible. But as I progressed as a player, I got the taste of breaking one by one and moving on,” he said as if he had grown even more.
Regarding the final goal, “I want to help young players go abroad. I still have a bad view of the minor leagues. There are many adults who can help enough with my friends who have problems with contracts like me. I want to help them with those things.” He also expressed his sincere heart.
Bae Ji-hwan’s unstoppable talk can be found on Sporttime’s Sports Time channel.