Signed a contract to join the LA Dodgers last August… “I hope you keep your status as a Changwon citizen in mind and perform well.”
Reporter Kim Seon-kyung = Changwon City, Gyeongsangnam-do announced on the 20th that Mayor Hong Nam-pyo met and encouraged right-handed pitcher Jang Hyun-seok of Masan Yong Mago, who is competing in the American Major League Baseball (MLB).
Last August, Jang Hyun-seok signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers of the American professional baseball team for a contract fee of $900,000 (about 1.22 billion won).
At the recently held Hangzhou Asian Games, he won a gold medal as the only high school player on the national baseball team.
Jang Hyun-seok, who throws a fastball at 150 km/h, was once considered the best pitcher in high school.
Changwon Mayor Hong Nam-pyo met with Jang in the city hall reception room that day and had a nice chat with him, saying, “I hope that he will keep in mind that he is a proud citizen of Changwon and perform well in the United States as well.”
He also encouraged Coach Masan Yong Mago Jin Min-soo, who coached Jang, for his efforts so far and asked him to make efforts to discover local talent so that he can produce the second and third Jang Hyun-seok.메이저사이트
Changwon City plans to focus its administrative power to expand local baseball infrastructure in the future.
Recently, NC Dinos, based in Changwon, advanced to the 2023 professional baseball playoffs and is receiving enthusiastic support from local fans.