“A nervous batting order? None.” A fearless newcomer has appeared.
Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates), who finished the short but intense 2022 season, is preparing for the next season by doing three training sessions a day even after returning home.
On September 24 (Korean time), Bae Ji-hwan stepped onto the big league stage after 5 years and became the 26th major leaguer in Korean history. Spotv News met Bae Ji-hwan, who left a strong impression with just 10 matches, in Sangam-dong, Seoul.
Bae Ji-hwan said he had a hard time for five years. He said, “At first, it was difficult. There are so many levels left to go up and the difference in skill is visible. But as I progressed as a player, it was a taste of breaking one by one.”
Regarding the final goal, “I want to help young players advance overseas. I still have a bad view of the minor leagues. There are many adults who can help enough with my friends who have problems with contracts like me. I want to help them with those things.” He also expressed his sincere heart.