NC to host ‘Kim Gun-tae, Kwon Jeong-woong’ retirement game at Futures home game on Nov. 16

13 September 2023 0 By

The NC Dinos will host the retirement game of training coach Kim Gun-tae and Kwon Jung-woong in the Futures League home game against the Sangmu Baseball Team at Masan Baseball Stadium on the 16th.

After graduating from Jinheung High School, coach Kim Gun-tae began his professional career at Nexen (currently Kiwoom) in 2010. He was selected by NC in the 2017 KBO second draft. In 183 regular season games, he recorded 5 wins, 13 losses, and 12 holds with a 5.20 ERA. In the 2020 season, he also contributed to the team’s first integrated championship as a key player for NC. After last season, he turned into a team training coach and is working with Team C (NC Futures Team) players.

Kwon Jung-woong started his professional career with Samsung in 2015 after going through Hanyang University. He joined NC in September last year and has batted .200 with six home runs in 75 regular-season games so far. In recognition of his unique sincerity and communication skills, he has been with the team since May this year as a playing coach for Team C.

Coach Kim Gun-tae and Kwon Jung-woong will play as substitutes during the game on the 16th and show their final appearance as players to fans. After the match, a bouquet of athletes will be presented and a group photo session will be held to commemorate the breakup of the familiar ground and the start of a new challenge.스포츠토토

Coach Kim Gun-tae said, “All players dream of finishing their active career and having a retirement ceremony. He wasn’t the main player in every game, but I think he made this honorable event because he liked how he worked hard on the team. While training as the team’s own coach, he is studying something else that he has never experienced as a player. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to help behind the team and seeing and feeling the development and growth of the players. Using this study as the foundation, I will always do my best as a member of NC for a long time. “Now that I’m making another start, I want to show you a good finish as a player Kim Gun-tae,” he said.

Kwon Jung-woong said, “It’s been a year since I came to NC. I am grateful to the club officials for preparing such a meaningful place ahead of a new start. “I’m also grateful to the fans who supported me consistently even though I wasn’t a player who was drawing attention, and now I’ll do my best to play my role in helping the players,” he said.

Lim Sun-nam, head of NC, said, “I would like to express my gratitude to the two people who have devoted themselves to the team. “I will support the future of the two players who were more sincere and hot on the ground than anyone else,” he said.