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Director Song Jin-woo, “Ryu Hyun-jin, run for all 8 years and break my record as the oldest!”

Coach Song Jin-woo giving a high five to Ryu Hyun-jin in 2012

Ryu Hyun-jin signs the second 8-year contract in history. If the period is fulfilled, active duty until the age of 44

Coach Jin-woo Song (58) of the Oneston semi-professional baseball team, who holds the record for the oldest player to play in professional baseball, asked Hyun-jin Ryu (36), who returned to the KBO League after signing an 8-year contract with the Hanwha Eagles, to break his record. I sent a message of support.

Coach Song Jin-woo said in a phone call with Yonhap News on the 22nd, “It is surprising that Hanwha signed an 8-year contract with Ryu Hyun-jin. There may be internal circumstances at the club, but I hope Hyun-jin completes the entire contract period.”

He added, “I hope to break my record by running for all eight years without any injuries and in good health.”

On the 22nd, the Hanwha club announced that it had signed an 8-year contract with Ryu Hyun-jin, who returned from his Major League Baseball (MLB) career, for a total of 17 billion won.

The total amount was somewhat expected, but the contract period was surprising.

The 8-year contract is the longest contract in KBO League history, and is the second following the free agent contract (5+3 years, total KRW 14 billion) signed by NC Dinos with Park Min-woo in November 2022.

The situations of Park Min-woo and Ryu Hyun-jin are different.Park Min-woo signed an 8-year contract when he was 29 years old, but Ryu Hyun-jin is currently 36 years old.

He will turn 37 next month when the regular season opens.

In order to fulfill the eight-year contract, Ryu Hyun-jin must remain active until 2031, when he turns 44.

If Ryu Hyun-jin completes the contract period, he will far exceed the record of the oldest player in KBO League history (43 years, 7 months, 7 days) set by coach Jin-Woo Song in 2009.

Some say it is unrealistic.

There is also an interpretation that Hanwha signed an 8-year contract as a way to extend the payment period to solve the problem of exceeding the salary cap (total annual salary cap).

However, the Hanwha club explained that this contract contained ‘symbolism’.

Hanwha said, “This contract contains the meaning of a new history in the KBO League. If Ryu Hyun-jin remains active during the contract period, he will surpass Hanwha legend Song Jin-woo and set a new record in Korean professional baseball.” 일본야동

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Professional baseball SSG ends Florida camp Move to Taiwan 2nd camp

SSG team completed camp in Florida, USA

The pitcher and fielder MVPs are Lee Ro-woon and Ahn Sang-hyun. Ahn Sang-hyun is also the MVP chosen by the players.

Professional baseball SSG Landers will return to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 23rd after completing the first spring camp held in Viro Beach, Florida, USA.

SSG coach Lee Soong-yong said, “We took the first step well. The senior players took center stage and led the team, and the mid-level players also fulfilled their roles faithfully. The younger players followed suit well despite having a lot of practice, and most importantly, there were no major injuries. “I am satisfied,” he said overall.

After a short break, the SSG team will hold the second spring camp in Chiayi, Taiwan from the 25th to March 7th.

There are a total of 32 people, including 18 coaches including the manager, 15 pitchers, 3 catchers, 8 infielders, and 6 outfielders.

In the second spring camp, a total of six practice games were scheduled with the Taiwanese professional baseball team to check the actual sense and power.

Coach Lee said, “For the second camp, the first goal is to prevent injuries. The time to prepare for war is getting closer. In Taiwan, we will consult with the coaches and try a lot of game tactics and strategic aspects.”

Taiwan SSG Camp Participating Player List

Meanwhile, pitcher Lee Ro-woon and fielder Ahn Sang-hyun were selected as the MVPs of the first camp.

Ahn Sang-hyun also won the ‘Player-Selected MVP’ award, which was newly established at Coach Lee’s suggestion.

Coach Lee said, “The coaches selected the pitcher and fielder MVPs, and I suggested that the MVPs selected by the players be directly selected by senior staff. Rowoon was seen making extraordinary efforts with a serious attitude throughout the camp, and Sanghyun showed confidence through a lot of training. “I was impressed that he kept his promise,” he said.

Pitcher MVP Lee Ro-woon said, “As much as I worked hard, I want to show a good performance during the season. I went up with pitching design in mind, and that part went as well as I expected.”

Ahn Sang-hyun, who dominated the fielder and player selection MVP awards, said, “I think they appreciated my hard work. I’m glad that the amount of practice led to good results in proportion to my confidence. I will prepare so that I can maintain a good performance without getting injured in the second camp.” He said. 성인웹툰

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FIFA President Infantino clears suspicion of collusion with prosecutors “Complete victory”

Swiss special prosecutor team drops charges after more than three years of investigation

Gianni Infantino, FIFA President

Swiss prosecutors, who had been investigating suspicions of collusion

between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and high-ranking prosecutors, decided not to indict and closed the case.

According to Reuters and AFP, the Swiss special prosecutor’s team in

charge of this case issued a statement on the 26th (local time), saying, “The

criminal proceedings have been concluded,” and “We conducted a

comprehensive investigation, but no evidence was found to substantiate the suspicion.” .

Chairman Infantino, a former Swiss lawyer, was elected chairman in 2016

after former chairman Sepp Blatter resigned from his position due to a corruption scandal.

He met Swiss Prosecutor General Michael Lauber twice in 2016 alone,

immediately after the FIFA presidential election.The two met again in June 2017.

At the time, Prosecutor General Lauber was leading a wide-ranging

investigation into corruption cases involving FIFA and soccer officials around the world.

As suspicions arose that President Infantino attempted to influence the

investigation into alleged corruption by FIFA officials through a private

meeting with Prosecutor General Lauber, the Swiss judicial supervisory

authority appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations in July 2020. .

The Swiss special prosecutor’s team conducted an investigation for over

three years to uncover the related suspicions, but found no evidence and dropped the indictment.

FIFA said in a statement that it was “surprised that it took so long to reach

a clear conclusion” and that it was “very satisfied with this decision.”

“It is a complete and clear victory for me, the new FIFA and justice,” Infantino said.

He added: “This investigation has fully and clearly confirmed that I have

always acted in a lawful and correct manner and have only defended the interests of FIFA and football.”

President Infantino won his third consecutive term this year and will lead FIFA for four more years until 2027. 19가이드03

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Asian Games stars now run for Klinsmann Lake

Lee Kang-in, Chung Woo-young and others to join national soccer team
Klinsmann “motivated by the Asian Cup”

South Korea national football team captain Son Heung-min (L) and

Hangzhou Asian Games top scorer Chung Woo-young greet each other

before training at the Paju National Football Center (NFC) on Monday.

“Take a picture!”

When Lee Kang-in (22-Paris Saint-Germain),

A member of the South Korean team that won the first three consecutive

men’s soccer titles at the Hangzhou Asian Games in China, showed up at

the Paju National Football Center (NFC) on Monday, fans held out their

phones and asked to take pictures with him. Lee accepted the phones and

posed for photos one by one. Fans cheered as Lee and other Asian Games

soccer gold medalists such as Jung Woo-young (24-Stuttgart), Hong

Hyun-seok (24-Ghent) and Seol Young-woo (25-Ulsan) showed up to join

the “Klinsmann“. Jung Woo-young, who was the top scorer at the Asian

Games with eight goals, smiled broadly when a reporter asked him if he

hadn’t brought his gold medal and pulled it out of his left pocket.

The quartet of Asian Games gold medalists will now run for Jürgen

Klinsmann’s (59-Germany) Korean national soccer team, which returned

from Hangzhou on Aug. 8 and, within a day, began a series of exhibition

matches against Tunisia on Sept. 13 (Seoul World Cup Stadium) and

Vietnam on Sept. 17 (Suwon World Cup Stadium – 8 p.m.).

Hong Hyun-seok

Who scored three goals at the Asian Games, said, “I don’t think winning a

gold medal solves the military problem, but it doesn’t guarantee success.”

“I felt I was lacking in the defensive area at the Asian Games, and I have a

lot to work on to compete for a starting spot in the national team,” he

added. “After I was called up, all my teammates came to my room to

congratulate me and told me that this is the real beginning. I will play with

a new determination,” he smiled.

“For this trial, we will give a lot of time to Jung Woo-young and Lee Kang-

in, who performed well at the Asian Games,” said Klinsmann. “I hope

their performance at the Asian Games will motivate them to perform well

at the Asian Cup next year.” 19가이드03

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‘Winless for 3 months’ Na Gyun-ahn rebounds in last appearance

Lotte Giants pitcher Na Kyun-an.
Na Kyun-ahn (25-Lotte Giants)

Who is competing in the Hangzhou Asian Games with the Korean flag,

will try to break a long winless streak in his final start before joining Ryu Joong-il-ho.

Na will take the mound against the KT Wiz of the 2023 Shinhan Bank

SOL KBO League at Katie Wiz Park in Suwon, 한국야동 South Korea on April 21.

The game will be Na’s last in a Lotte uniform before the Asian Games,

where he will be called up to the baseball team led by Ryu Jung-il.

Originally, Na was scheduled to pitch against the Hanwha Eagles in

Daejeon on the 20th, but the schedule was pushed back a day due to the

cancellation of the entire KBO season due to the fall rains that soaked the country.

The KT game is crucial for Na, 성인웹툰 who is in desperate need of a rebound.

He earned a spot at the Asian Games after a stellar start to the season,

including being named the KBO League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) in

April, but has been on a downward spiral since donning the Korean flag.

On June 9

The day the final rosters for the Asian Games were announced, Na earned

his sixth win of the season with seven innings of one-run ball against the

Daegu Samsung Lions. However, in his next nine starts, he lost five games

without a win. His pitching wasn’t good either, with a 4.27 ERA and six

starts of five innings or less.

With no wins, Na has the second fewest wins of any starter selected for the

Asian Games after Koo Chang-mo (1 win, NC Dinos). However, Koo

hasn’t pitched in the first team in over 100 days due to a left arm injury, so

he’s actually off the pace.

Still, the encouraging part is that Na has recorded three consecutive quality

starts (6+ innings and 3 or fewer earned runs) since August 27 against

Sasak KT. His strikeout rate has also improved again, with nearly half of

his 25 outs coming on strikeouts.

For Na

He’ll be looking to rebound strongly in his final game before his national

team call-up to gain confidence and join Ryu in the lineup.

In three appearances against KT this season, Na went 1-2 with a 3.79

ERA. He struggled in Suwon on June 21, giving up six runs in five innings,

but didn’t show much weakness in the other two games, going seven

innings in both. 19가이드03

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‘KIA Rising Star’ Kim Do-Young

“Behind Me, Legends Na Sung-Bum and Choi Hyung-Woo, No Pressure”

KIA’s Kim Do-young hits a single with no outs in the top of the third inning during the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ game between the KIA Tigers and KT Wiz at KT Wiz Park in Jangan-gu, Suwon, on Aug. 24.

Second-year infielder Kim Do-young (20) of the KIA Tigers has been leading the team’s recent upswing from the front.

On Aug. 3, Kim batted second and played third base in an away game against the SSG Landers in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at SSG Landers Field in Incheon, South Korea, going 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs, two runs scored, 한국야동 two walks and one stolen base to lead the Tigers to an 8-6 victory.

With Kim’s performance, KIA won its eighth straight game for the first time in 751 days since July 1-August 13, 2021. They also leapfrogged the NC Dinos into sole possession of fourth place in the standings, further boosting their chances of making the postseason.

Kim Do-young drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning and scored on Choi Hyung-woo’s RBI single. He popped out to center field in the third, but with the score tied at 4-4 in the fifth, he lined a single to center field and used his quick feet to steal second base.

After drawing another walk in the seventh with the bases loaded, Kim roared to the plate to lead off the ninth inning of a 7-6 comeback and hit a game-winning solo shot off reliever Lee Roon.

Kim, who joined KIA in the first round last year, was hailed as the “next Lee Jong-beom” at Gwangju Dongseong High School.

He was highly touted ahead of the 2022 season as the top hitter in the exhibition games, but once the season got underway, he hit a professional wall.

His quick feet made him a standout on the basepaths, but his bat never really took off. He ended up batting .237 (224-for-53) with three home runs, 19 RBIs, 13 doubles, and 37 runs scored last year.

This year’s season got off to a rocky start with injuries. On April 2, he fractured his metatarsal while charging home against SSG and was sidelined for more than three months.

Kim Do-young.

Kim, who only returned to the field on June 23, has been on fire since then. He is batting .308 (195-for-60) with three home runs, 25 RBIs, 15 doubles and 46 runs scored, surpassing his numbers from last year in all categories.

With Kim, who usually bats second, providing a steady stream of runs, the center field lineup of Na Sung-beom, 성인웹툰 Choi Hyung-woo, and Socrates Brito has provided a significant boost to KIA’s overall offense.

Prior to Kim’s arrival, KIA’s team batting average was just .259, but it rose to .293 after his arrival. Since his return, the team’s winning percentage is 0.622 (28 wins, 1 draw, 17 losses).

Kim Do-young, who has been at the center of the team’s recent surge, said, “I’m just giving it my all every game. I’m really honored to be at the center of the team’s good flow,” said Kim.

“I think it helps that I had a lot of experiences last year, such as trying a lot of things,” said Kim, who said that her recent performance has washed away the frustrations of bad days. I kept my mentality positive, and the results were good.”

“Lately, the hitters have been talking to each other about ‘I don’t think I’m going to lose’. We try to hit more confidently when we hear people around us say, ‘We’re hitting well,'” he said, adding, “I’m scared of our team’s batting. I don’t know how far we can go,” he laughed.

Kim also gave credit to his teammates for supporting him.

“Even if I can’t hit, I can go into the batter’s box with confidence because there are seniors (Na Sung-bum and Choi Hyung-woo) behind me,” he said, adding, 19가이드03 “It’s really nice to have legendary seniors with me.”