Noh Si-hwan (23-Hanwha), who became the first player to reach the 30-homer plateau this year and has emerged as an MVP candidate, lost his grandfather before the SSG game against Daejeon on April 6. Noh, a native of Busan, has family in Busan. His grandfather’s mausoleum was also set up in Busan. Although he could have missed the game due to his mourning leave, Noh informed Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho of his intention to play.
Before the game on June 6, Choi Won-ho said, “After today’s game, I decided to go to (Binsou) and stay until tomorrow’s game. I asked him not to leave the game.” Noh was in the lineup again today as the third outfielder, continuing his streak of starting all 113 games for the team this season.소닉카지노
Despite the loss of his grandfather, Noh never lost his professionalism. Today, Hanwha organized an event to celebrate his 30th home run. When Noh hit his 30th home run against LG in Jamsil on February 2, the club organized an event to celebrate with fans, but unfortunately, it coincided with his grandfather’s death.
However, to fulfill his promise to his fans, Noh appeared at the event as scheduled. He even spent his own money to buy coffee to celebrate being named the KBO’s July Monthly MVP. After pregame training, he personally delivered 400 cups of coffee to the fans from the coffee car in front of the outdoor stage. It was a sad day for him personally, but he never lost his smile in front of his fans. He performed fan service until one hour before the game started.
Hanwha’s Noh Shi-hwan delivers coffee to fans before the SSG game against Daejeon on June 6 to commemorate his 30 home runs and monthly MVP honors.
After the game started, Noh’s performance continued. After a walk in the first inning and a single to right-center in the third, he hit a single to left field in the fourth inning to tie the game at 4-3, driving in SSG starter Kim Kwang-hyun. He added an infield single in the 10th inning for a three-hit game. At third base, he also thrilled fans with a reflexive diving catch on a bullet-like hit by Kim Kang-min in the seventh inning.
The game went to the 11th inning, where Jung Eun-won’s game-winning hit gave Hanwha a 6-5 victory. The game lasted a whopping 4 hours and 42 minutes, ending at 11:12pm. After leading his team to victory, Noh traveled to Busan to visit his grandfather’s binso.
Through 113 games this season, Noh is batting .388 (133-for-444) with 30 home runs, 91 RBI, 72 runs scored, 63 walks, 100 strikeouts, a .559 on-base percentage and a .947 OPS. He ranks in the top 10 in every offensive category except stolen bases, ranking first in home runs, RBIs and OPS, second in walks, fifth in hits and runs scored, and ninth in slugging percentage, making him an MVP candidate.
The catch is that he’ll be away for two weeks due to a call-up to the baseball team for the Hangzhou Asian Games, which convenes on April 22. It’s important for him to accumulate as many records as possible before he joins the national team, and he hasn’t stopped trying. Even the day he lost his grandfather didn’t dampen his spirits.