‘Release’ Choi Hyung-woo on Kim Yong-chul’s “batting qualities more than pitching”

Choi Hyung-woo (KIA Tigers) was given a release notice by his former team, the Samsung Lions, in 2005. But Kim Yong-chul, the first head coach of the National Police Agency Baseball Team, had his eye on him.

“Choi Hyung-woo’s throwing ability as a catcher was somewhat poor, but his shoulder strength was not bad,” Kim told Yonhap News Agency on Nov. 21, adding, “I felt that he was particularly good at hitting.”

Kim’s judgment changed Choi’s life. Choi switched to the outfield in the police baseball team, and once the pressure was off his defense, he began to showcase his hitting ability.

He won seven batting titles in the 2007 Futures League Northern League and rejoined Samsung in 2008 after completing his military service.

He went on to become the first player in baseball history to reach the 1,500-hit plateau.

“Choi Hyung-woo is a player with good ability, but he grew up with hard work,” said Kim Yong-chul, who recognized his potential in his toughest moments. “When he was playing for the National Police Agency, he used to take batting practice until late at night,” Kim recalled.바카라

“He told me that he was grateful,” Kim said, “and thanked me for not forgetting to contact him.” “I hope that he will remain injury-free for the rest of his career and give hope to many players who have suffered,” Kim encouraged.

Kim Yong-chul is currently coaching amateur players at the Daegu Dreams, an unemployed baseball team.

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