“What Happens to LG” is the first championship in 29 years…Why did the MVP of the Korean Series return the captain just three weeks after the opening

April 13, 2024 | by

Last year’s unified winner, the LG Twins, changed their locker room leaders in three weeks after the opening. Oh Ji-hwan, who led to last year’s Korean Series victory, put down his captain and Kim Hyun-soo became the new captain.

At the beginning of the season, what happened all of a sudden.

The LG club announced the change of captain after the game against Doosan began at Jamsil Stadium on the 12th. Oh Ji-hwan gave up his captaincy, and Kim Hyun-soo took over.

The club said, “I kept thinking that Oh Ji-hwan was lacking as a captain, and there were some difficulties due to his responsibility for the captain. I asked the manager to put down the captain’s position to focus on baseball, and the manager accepted it.”

Oh Ji-hwan made a request to Yeom Kyung-yeop on the day, citing his personal burden and responsibility. During the match, Kim Hyun-soo switched on the uniform with the “C” letter meaning captain.

Oh Ji-hwan first became captain in 2022, and last year he also served as captain and became the first LG captain to lead the Korean Series championship in 29 years.

In particular, Oh Ji-hwan played a leading role in the Korean Series by hitting three decisive home runs in the 2nd and 4th games, including a come-from-behind winning home run in Game 3 and was selected as the MVP of the Korean Series and became the main character of the Rolex Watch.

LG legend Park Yong-taek said, “Not everyone can claim the championship. Now, LG’s representatives are Oh Ji-hwan, not Lee Byung-kyu and Park Yong-taek.”

According to club officials, Oh felt burdened to continue serving as the team’s captain this year before the start of the season. As the season began and his personal performance was sluggish, Oh felt more responsibility and pressure as a captain. He has decided to step down as the captain for both his team and for the sake of individuals. Yeom accepted the offer as well.

Oh Ji-hwan had no hit, one walk and one run from three times at bat against the Doosan Bears in Jamsil on Sunday. He has a poor batting average of 238 with 0 homers, 4 RBIs and 10 runs scored with an OPS of .594 in 18 games this season.

With Oh suddenly stepping down as captain, Kim Hyun-soo, who has experience as captain and is a veteran of the team and a locker room leader, has decided to captain. Kim already has experience as a captain with LG. He captained the team from the 2019 to 2021 seasons. 룸알바

Koo Bon-hyuk, who hit a pinch-hit finalist against Doosan on Wednesday, said in an interview after the game that the team’s atmosphere would be no different from before due to the captain’s replacement. “Hyun-soo hyung was the captain a long time ago, and the team is not changing, so it’s the same atmosphere. At the team meeting, I told Ji-hwan that he worked hard, and there was nothing special about it,” he said.


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