Oh Seung-hwan met with a Japanese reporter, “If I get a chance, I want to coach Hanshin.”
Although nearly 10 years have passed since he played an active part in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), Oh Seung-hwan (41, Samsung Lions) is still remembered as a ‘guardian’ by Hanshin Tigers fans.
On the 4th, Sponichi Annex, a Japanese sports media, published an interview article with Oh Seung-hwan, who is currently training in Okinawa, Japan.
Oh Seung-hwan played in the KBO League until 2013, then played for Hanshin in 2014 and 2015.
Oh Seung-hwan, who was in his early 30s at the time and was in his prime as a player, led the league in saves with 39 saves in his first season and 41 saves in his second season. 안전놀이터
Now, he has become the oldest player in the KBO league along with Shin-soo Choo (SSG Landers) of the same age, but Seung-hwan Oh said, “I don’t care about getting older. I often mention age rather than skill when it comes to veteran players. I want to change that atmosphere.” told
Oh Seung-hwan is recording 370 saves in the KBO league and 492 saves in Korea, the US and Japan.
If you add his 8 saves this season, he will become the 500th save in Korea, the US and Japan, and if you keep 30 victories, you will achieve 400 saves in the KBO.
Oh Seung-hwan said, “I am working hard to reach 400 saves in Korea. I am preparing for the season in line with the finishing position.”
The Japanese baseball world is paying attention to Oh Seung-hwan’s future leadership career.
When asked if he had any plans to become a coach in Japan, such as coaching Hanshin in the future, Oh Seung-hwan replied, “If I get a chance, I want to go and study. I will be able to tell you my secret. I really want to try it.”
He also shared his feelings about missing the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team.
Oh Seung-hwan said, “I just cheer for the Korean WBC team. It can’t be helped that I wasn’t selected for the national team based only on my skills.”
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