Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan is cheering in the dugout after hitting 30 home runs of the season with a two-run shot in the top of the sixth inning against LG in Jamsil on the 2nd.
It was the Arizona Spring Camp in February. Deeply reflecting on last year’s only six home runs, he vowed to rebound. He emphasized the importance of the routine, from the modification of the swing mechanical that turned passive without knowing it, to the departure due to injury. As a result, a new home run king was born. This is the story of Noh Si-hwan (23) of the Hanwha Eagles, who brought the home run trophy to Daejeon for the first time in 15 years.
The home run king competition has effectively ended. As of the 13th, Noh Si-hwan ranks first with 31 and Choi Jung ranks second with 29. It is difficult for third-place Chae Eun-sung to take the lead. Both Hanwha and SSG have three games left until the end of the season, but Choi Jung was excluded from the entry on the 13th. Choi Jeong, who decided to take the rest of the game off due to left thigh pain, plans to focus on preparing for the postseason.
With this, Noh won the home run title before completing 144 games. Hanwha’s home run king was born for the first time in 15 years since Kim Tae-kyun in 2008. Hanwha has produced four home run kings, including full-body Binggrae. Jang Jong-hoon became the epitome of home runs in the early 1990s with 28 in 1990, 1991 (35) and 1992 (41). Jang Jong-hoon, Kim Tae-kyun, and Noh Si-hwan are all right-handed hitters, continuing the tradition of the right-handed home run king.
Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan is recording 30 home runs of the season with a two-run shot in the top of the sixth inning against Jamsil LG on the 2nd.
Talent was recognized early on. He hit 12 home runs in 2020, his second year, and 18 home runs in 2021, his third year. However, he only hit six home runs last year. The slugging rate also plunged from 0.466 in 2021 to 0.382 in 2022. an injury that used to block him from doing so. And I had the worst season unknowingly conscious of striking out.
During this year’s camp, Noh Si-hwan said of his appearance at the plate in the 2022 season, “I tried not to strike out somehow without realizing it. “I tried to see the ball until the end, but the timing was late, and of course, the long ball didn’t come out,” he said. “I’m originally a batter who hits long balls while turning the bat coolly.” However, I was always chased to produce results, and my style changed without realizing it. “
He also deeply reflected on his frequent injuries. Noh Si-hwan said, “I always felt sorry for my injury. There were times when I rested due to an injury and did well after returning, but there were times when the flow was cut off when it was good, he said. “Summer was always hard and injuries came out. I also heard advice on this part from Eun-sung. I heard that you do weight training during the season. Even during the season, he kept his weight like a routine and said that he did not get tired in the summer and his injuries were reduced. From this year on, I will also do weight lifting every day following Eun-sung’s senior during the season,” he vowed.
Hanwha’s Noh Si-hwan is celebrating his 30th home run of the season with a two-run shot in the top of the sixth inning against Jamsil LG on the 2nd.
At the end of the interview at the time, he shouted, “Frankly, six home runs are ridiculous,” and as a result, the number of home runs increased five times. Noh continued his commitment at the camp throughout the season. I maintained my weight I lost in the off-season and made an injury-free season with constant weight. He suffered a hitless slump in eight consecutive games in mid-May, but did not passively swing the bat. He maintained his direction, confronted the slump head on, and fired his cannon again.
He is not just a home run hitter. This season, Noh has a batting average of 0.299 on-base percentage of 0.390 . He is trying to hit the .300 batting average for the first time since his debut, and as shown by the difference between the batting average and on-base percentage, there is also a forerunner. It also ranks first in this category with an OPS of 0.938, and it also ranks first with 99 RBIs. He is likely to win home runs and RBI titles at the same time, and has also booked third baseman Golden Glove. If NC Eric Peddy failed to become the best pitcher of the 21st century, the possibility of MVP was also high.
The most impressive part is Noh Si-hwan’s age. It exceeded 30 home runs much earlier than KBO League home run icons Park Byung-ho and Choi Jung. Park Byung-ho hit more than 30 home runs at the age of 26 and Choi Jeong at the age of 29. Kim Jae-hwan, who has 234 home runs in his career, also made his 30 home run season at the age of 28. 토토사이트
In other words, this year is likely to be the starting point of the Roh Si-hwan era. With the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, there is no gap due to military service. I’ll build up the number of home runs high. Not only Hanwha, but also Noh Si-hwan, who will become a home run icon in the KBO League.
South Korea’s Moon Dong-ju and Noh Si-hwan, who won the gold medal by winning 2-0 in the final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and the match between Taiwan and South Korea, are taking selfies on the mound after the award ceremony.