$113 million over 6 years, the highest contract for a Korean posting. Jersey number 51 “Let’s Go Giants”. Approximately 100 people, including club officials and reporters, attended with great interest.
‘Became a giant‘ Lee Jeong-hoo
Lee Jeong-hoo is wearing a uniform and hat and answering questions at the San Francisco Giants induction ceremony held at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California on the 15th (local time).
Lee Jeong-hoo (25), who signed a huge contract with the San Francisco Giants, held his first event as a ‘big leaguer’.
Lee Jeong-hoo was the star of the first event he held after realizing his dream of becoming a major leaguer.
San Francisco held an induction ceremony for Lee Jeong-hoo at Oracle Park in California, USA, on the 15th (local time).
Lee Jung-hoo received a hat and uniform with ‘SF’ crossed out from San Francisco club president Farhan Zaidi. The uniform had the number 51, which Lee Jeong-hoo wore with the Kiwoom Heroes of the KBO League, emblazoned on it.
President Zaidi said, “Lee Jung-hoo is one of the best players in the KBO, and we have been watching his growth for a long time,” and “He performed well at this year’s World Baseball Classic, and we had the opportunity to scout him.” He said.
Lee Jeong-hoo, who was the hero of Kiwoom in the Korean professional baseball team, held a ceremony to become a giant of San Francisco with about 100 people including club officials and local reporters in attendance.
“Do I look good?”
Lee Jeong-hoo is asked “Handsome?” while wearing a uniform at the San Francisco Giants induction ceremony held at Oracle Park in San Francisco, California on the 15th (local time).
Lee Jeong-hoo started out in English by saying, “Hello Giants, my name is Lee Jeong-hoo (Hello, I’m Lee Jeong-hoo),” and continued in English, “I am the ‘grandson of the wind’ from Korea.” I am grateful to the San Francisco owner’s family and agent Scott Boras for recruiting me. I am also thankful to my father and mother. I am happy that my dream of playing in the Major League has come true. I came here to win. “Let’s go Giants,” he said with a flushed expression.
Lee Jeong-hoo’s father is former LG Twins coach Lee Jong-beom, who was called ‘Son of the Wind’ during his active career.
Lee Jeong-hoo’s nickname naturally became ‘Grandson of the Wind‘.
At the press conference that day, Lee Jeong-hoo explained his nickname to local reporters.
When wearing the San Francisco uniform, he showed his composure by asking “Handsome?”
His father, former LG coach Lee Jong-beom, and his mother, Jeong Yeon-hee, also attended the induction ceremony and looked at their son with a flushed expression.
The host also introduced Lee Jeong-hoo’s parents.
Lee Jeong-hoo, wearing a San Francisco Giants uniform and hat, received a barrage of questions from local media.
He expressed his feelings, saying, “San Francisco is a team with a long history and many legends,” and, “It’s an honor for me to be selected and play for such a team.”
He continued, “I am confident that I will become a player who can bring victory to our team and will pour everything into helping the team win.” 19가이드03