“The important thing is that I work hard. I have to lead by example.”
Chae Eun-seong (34, Hanwha Eagles) signed a large contract worth 9 billion won in six years last year. Hanwha expects batting ability from him, who served as the 4th hitter in his home team, the LG Twins. Another thing Hanwha wanted from Chae Eun-seong was ‘leadership’. Hanwha, where many veterans left due to the radical rebuilding work, needed a star player to hold the center of the team.
Chae Eun-seong chose to show it through action rather than being a ‘discipline chief’. Chae Eun-seong said in an interview with Daily Sports, “As a senior, appearance is important, but the most important thing for him is to play baseball well. He came to Hanwha to play baseball well,” he said.
He doesn’t mean to focus only on individual grades. After signing a contract with Chae Eun-seong, general manager Son Hyuk of Hanwha praised, “I couldn’t see a single person who spoke badly about Chae Eun-sung’s personality before the contract,” and “during the process of signing the contract, his attitude was better than those around him.” “Chae Eun-sung’s ‘follow me unconditionally’ is not a good senior. He said, “It is a really good senior to act on his own and make other players follow after seeing it.” We have so many young players on our team. I think Chae Eun-seong will show them what actions they really need.”메이저놀이터
The reason Kim Hyun-soo became a hot topic was because of his leadership. Growing up as a first-team player at a young age during his time with the Doosan Bears, he moved to LG after experiencing the Major League (MLB) and emerged as the leader of the fielding team. He took on the role of a ‘villain’ who did not hesitate to speak bitterly to his juniors. At the same time, he was also a strong supporter who spared no support to juniors from technical and mental to bat.
Chae Eun-seong and his same age Choi Jae-hoon (Hanhwa) also brought out the name of Kim Hyun-soo. Choi Jae-hoon said, “Eunseong had good individual and team results at LG, and there was Hyun-soo hyung, who was the captain. Eunseong must have come to see Hyeon-soo,” he said. When juniors see us, there are times when they feel that they are ‘treating us hard’, but Hyeon-soo hyung acts as he says, so he can talk like that.
” They can’t act or play complacently. I learned a lot from watching them,” he said.
Chae Eun-seong has yet to go down to Daejeon and is building her body in Seoul. Lee Taeyang (Hanhwa), a junior from his high school (Suncheon Hyocheon High School), helped him prepare to move to Daejeon, and became a hot topic when he lived on the upper floor of Director Son Hyuk. Chae Eun-seong smiled and said, “Taeyang didn’t recommend it with that intention,” and “I signed a contract with the house I liked among the places he recommended. Afterwards, he greeted the manager and found out that he was a neighbor.” Chae Eun-seong said, “My family will go down to Daejeon first, and I will work out in Seoul and then move to spring camp.