An unknown catcher, impressed by the national hitter’s night workout… Summon Miyazaki memories 13 years ago

“I felt that I had to work hard.”

Yang Eui-ji (Doosan), who was an unknown catcher, was deeply impressed by Lee Seung-yeop, a home run hitter for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese professional baseball league. The appearance of a big star who does not neglect management even at the top served as an opportunity to set the right direction for his career. 

Yang Eui-ji (36), who became Doosan Lee Seung-ho’s main housekeeper, revealed his special relationship with former coach Lee Seung-yeop at the Doosan joining ceremony held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 11th. 

The first time Yang Eui-ji met director Lee Seung-yeop was in the spring camp of 2010. Yang Eui-ji, who joined Doosan in the 2nd 8th round, 59th in the 2006 rookie draft, fulfilled his military service duty with the police baseball team and headed to Miyazaki spring camp in Japan in February 2010. And there he met coach Lee Seung-yeop, who was playing for Yomiuri at the time. 

Rookie Yang Eui-ji learned the mindset of a pro through meeting with director Lee Seung-yeop. Yang Eui-ji said, “I went to Miyazaki camp for the first time after being discharged from the military, and at that time, the coach came to do night exercises every evening.” (The pro) felt that it required a lot of effort,” he recalled.

He continued, “After that, I continued to watch Director Lee Seung-yeop from a distance, but he was always humble and took good care of his juniors. That’s why I think he is respected not only by me but also by many players.”  슬롯사이트

Is that why? When manager Lee Seung-yeop returned to Samsung and had a head-to-head confrontation, he couldn’t properly say a single word. Yang Eui-ji laughed awkwardly, saying, “When coach Lee Seung-yeop steps in while sitting as a catcher, he doesn’t seem to be able to talk much because he is a national hitter.” 

As time passed, the positions of the two became diametrically opposed. If Yang Eui-ji admired coach Lee Seung-yeop in the past, as time passed, Lee Seung-yeop took over Doosan’s command tower and actively courted Yang Eui-ji. And Yang Eui-ji returned to Doosan on November 22 last year for up to 15.2 billion won in 4+2 years, and the meeting between the two legends finally took place. 

Yang Eui-ji said, “I think Doosan will gain a little more strength because coach Lee Seung-yeop is there,” and “I look forward to the 2023 season. I want to go out to the baseball field quickly and show a lot of images to the fans.” 

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