Hanwha Eagles’ leading hitter Noh Si-hwan did not hide his desire to become the first home run king in his career. On the day he hit 30 home runs 먹튀검증 for the first time in his career, he expressed his strong ambition to follow in his idol’s footsteps and live up to the expectations of his fans.
Hanwha won 5-3 in the 12th game of the season against the LG Twins of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 2nd. They broke the long chain of eight consecutive losses and reported their first win in September.
Noh Si-hwan started as the third batter and third baseman on this day and recorded 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, and 1 run. In the top of the 6th inning, when Hanwha was ahead 1-0, with no outs on first base, he hit a 2-run home run against LG right-hander Yoo Young-chan, hitting his 30th home run of the season.
Starting with 1 home run in 2019, the first year of his professional debut, Noh Si-hwan exploded with 12 home runs in 2020 and 18 home runs in 2021, attracting attention as a promising right-handed hitter not only in Hanwha but also in the entire league.
Last year, he hit only 6 home runs and was evaluated as having somewhat stagnated growth, but this year he completely broke the shell of a promising prospect. He widened the gap with SSG Landers Choi Jeong (24 home runs), who ranked second in the league in home runs, to six, getting one step closer to the title of home run king.
After hitting his 29th home run of the season in a game against KT Wiz on the 19th of last month, he fell into a terrible 9-pointer where he was unable to reach his goal for 7 consecutive games, but he overcame it with the start of September and became the first player in the league to achieve 30 home runs this season.
After the game, Noh Si-hwan said, “30 home runs is the symbol of a big hitter, and I am very happy to have achieved it for the first time this year.” He added, “Because the season is not over yet, I want to hit more home runs. I will become a hitter who can hit 30 home runs consistently every year.” “I will work harder to make it happen,” he said.
He also said, “I feel like I want to hit 1-2 hits in every game until I am called up to the national team for the Hangzhou Asian Games,” but also expressed his determination, “As the number 9 is broken, I will put aside my greed for home runs a little and go to the plate with peace of mind.”
Noh Si-hwan’s goal is now to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Hanwha legend Kim Tae-gyun. From the time he joined the team, he earned the glorious nickname ‘Post Kim Tae-gyun’, and in his 5th year as a professional, he began to show performances worthy of the reputation of a senior player.
Tae-gyun Kim hit 31 home runs in the 2003 season, his third year, and then hit 31 home runs again in the 2008 season to win the title of home run king. At Hanwha, no one has been crowned home run king since Kim Tae-gyun.
Noh Si-hwan said, “I really like being called the successor to senior Kim Tae-gyun. I respect him so much and I think I need to put in a lot of effort to follow him. I think I can only be called a successor if I show consistency like senior Kim Tae-gyun.” given and said
He continued, “I think Hanwha fans are thirsty for a big hitter because Hanwha has not had a home run king for the past 14 years, but if I become the home run king, I think I can quench it to some extent.” He added, “I will maintain my current pace well and become number one in home runs.” “I want to,” he added.