Doosan Bears’ Yoo Hee-kwan talked about manager Kim Tae-hyung at a retirement press conference held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 20th.
Coach Yoo Hee-kwan said, “I thought a lot like my son and took care of him.” In a way, I won when I was appointed as a coach, and it was the career high season of my life. He said, “When I lived another life, he gave me Deokjam to be full of good things.”
Yoo Hee-kwan announced his intention to retire from active duty to the club on the 18th and decided to start a “second life.” 토토사이트
Yoo Hee-kwan, nicknamed “the aesthetics of slowness,” took the professional stage by receiving the Doosan Bears’ 42nd overall pick in the second sixth round in the 2009 rookie draft.
Yoo Hee-kwan earned 101 wins by using a fastball in the mid-130km range, a sinker in the early 120km range, and a curve in the under-100km range. He is the first player to record 100 left-handed wins for Doosan.
Yoo Hee-kwan and head coach Kim Tae-hyung, who has lived in Doosan for more than seven years, delivered a bouquet to the retirement press conference. Yoo Hee-kwan, who received the bouquet, shed tears as if he had mixed feelings. Coach Kim Tae-hyung patted Yoo Hee-kwan on the shoulder with a light hug.
Doosan manager Yoo Hee-kwan was with Doosan manager Kim Tae-hyung even when he had the best performance and difficult times in 2021. Therefore, joy, anger, and sorrow seemed to come to mind more.
Yoo Hee-kwan, who has been in full swing since 2013, has won double-digit victories for eight consecutive years from the 2013-2020 season. In particular, Doosan achieved its first-ever 100 left-hander wins. His career record was 101 wins, 69 losses, one save, four holds, and a 4.58 ERA.
Yoo Hee-kwan expressed his ambition to surpass Jang Ho-yeon (109 wins) with the most wins in the Bears franchise after achieving 100 wins last year. However, he announced his retirement, saying, “I thought it was time to step down for my juniors.”