‘Body condition OK’ Hong Kun-hee “I want to play with Doosan finisher this year”

January 16, 2023 0 Comments

Doosan Bears pitcher Hong Kun-hee (31) expressed his aspirations to play as a closer this year as well.

On the morning of the 16th, Doosan held a ceremony to commemorate the 41st anniversary of its founding at Jamsil Stadium.

Doosan, which received a disastrous report card last year of 9th place, is starting preparations to restore its honor this year.

Hong Gun-hee, who was the first starting finisher after debuting last year, is showing strong confidence this year.

He said, “I am training with shoulder and elbow protection as I always do. I have never been to an overseas camp at Doosan. I think I can do well,” he said.

Hong Gun-hee, who was in charge of the finishing position last year, said, “It was the first time I had a long finish like last year. I suddenly went into the finish and felt burdened and nervous. I adapted well and the results came out well. It is not a place where anyone can finish, so it is an opportunity. I wanted to do well when I came,” he said. “The coaching staff will decide the position at the camp, but I will train hard to take the finish.

Hong Kun-hee played in 58 games last year, recording 2 wins, 9 losses, 18 saves, and an average ERA of 3.48. It was somewhat disappointing that he came out in a close situation and recorded 9 losses.

He also positively predicted that he would work with Yang, the best catcher in the KBO league.

Hong Gun-hee said, “Yang Eui-ji is a catcher who wants to work together from a pitcher’s point of view. I’m looking forward to being on the same team.” I wonder if he will do it. I feel excited because he is such a great player, and I feel like I want to play with him.”

He even evaluated himself saying that his current skills are more stable than when he was with the KIA Tigers.

Hong Geon-hee said, “The average velocity has increased, and the maximum velocity has also increased. When I was at KIA, I couldn’t bring out the performance I had because I was not confident in my pitch, but here, the coaches and coaches always tell me not to worry about the pitch and to fight with my strength. Follow them as they are. I did, and the results seem to have come out.”


Regarding her physical condition, she explained, “People around me worry a lot about my physical strength, but I feel like my body is getting better right now.

She also expressed her wish for young players to develop further. He said, “(Jeong) Cheol-won did last year what I did the year before. Young players will take their place and do well to create synergy in the team. I hope that Cheol-won will be a good example and many good players will come out.” said forcefully.

When asked about his thoughts on director Lee Seung-yeop, he laughed, saying, “It’s like watching a celebrity.”

He said, “I remember playing against manager Lee Seung-yeop when he was a player. I remember catching him with a ground ball from first base. In the opponent’s record, he said 3 hits in 10 at-bats, but since he was a legendary player, 3 hits in 10 at-bats seems to have been saved.” I only briefly said hello to the department during the finishing camp. Maybe it’s because I’m on TV so many times, it feels like I’m watching a celebrity. Not only me, but other players also talk like that.”

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