SSG Landers won the championship last season after two years of founding. It wasn’t just winning. From the opening day to the final day, it did not come down from the top spot even once. Won the ‘Wire to Wire’ championship and defeated Kiwoom Heroes in the Korean Series.
At Media Day, the seating arrangement is for the teams ranked 1st to 5th in the previous season in the front row, and the teams in the 6th to 10th place in the back row. SSG, which finished in 6th place in its first season, took a back seat at Media Day last season.
In an interview with reporters after the 2023스포츠토토 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Media Day held at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 30th, Hanyu Island said, “I looked for Media Day last year, but (Chu) Shin-soo and (Kim) Kwang-hyeon were behind me. I sat down. I said, ‘I want to sit in the front next season’,” he said. “It really came true as I said.”
SSG is now in a position to keep the top. Hanyu Island said, “I had a conversation with the coach. ‘It’s burdensome, but shouldn’t I continue to stand?’ We won the ‘Wire to Wire’ championship. I don’t want to go down easily. I prepared well. The players are ready to play in the opening game.”
Hanyu Island felt pressure about the ‘wire to wire’ and ‘integrated championship’ last season,
Hanyusum said, “It’s not just a combined championship, it’s a ‘Wire-to-Wire’ championship, which is really valuable. There is no limit to the burden of this. If you want to do better than this, you have to win. It’s virtually impossible.” There will be, but I think we can achieve good results if we just do what the players do.”
The long journey of the ‘defending champion’ SSG begins. SSG will play the opening game against the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on April 1. SSG’s starting pitcher is Kwang-Hyun Kim. KIA pulled out a new foreign pitcher Sean Anderson card.
[SSG Hanyu Island is greeting at the ‘2023 KBO Media Day’ held at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-dong, Seoul on the afternoon of the 30th.