The ‘2012 Rookie King Battery’ was born in the Doosan Bears. The main characters are Jeong Cheol-won (24) and Yang Eui-ji (36).
It’s a relationship that goes round and round. In 2018, when Jung Cheol-won joined Doosan, Yang Eui-ji also belonged to Doosan, but there was no chance to meet in the first team, and after Yang Eui-ji moved to NC Dinos, the two grew apart.
In the meantime, Jung Cheol-won has grown into a bullpen pitcher representing the KBO League. After being called up to the first team for the first time on 메이저놀이터 May 1 last year, he quickly established himself as the core of the bullpen and recorded 23 holds in 58 games, setting a new record for the most holds in a KBO debut season. The rookie of the year also went back to Jeong Cheol-won.
After Jeong Cheol-won spent the most brilliant year in his baseball life, Yang Eui-ji, who reacquired free agent (FA) qualification, returned to his home team. He signed a contract under the staggering condition of up to 15.2 billion won for 6 years (4 + 2 years) and returned in gold.
Jeong Cheol-won and Yang Eui-ji, who had a meal together at Doosan again, met their first battery breath at the spring camp in Sydney, Australia. This is the meeting between last year’s rookie king Jeong Cheol-won and 2010 rookie king Yang Eui-ji.
Yang Eui-ji, who received Jeong Cheol-won’s ball for the first time, gave a fighting spirit to a good ball, but gave his opinion without delay when he saw a part that needed to be corrected. Jeong Cheol-won also listened to Yang Eui-ji’s advice and immediately accepted it. We constantly communicated to understand each other’s characteristics and adapt quickly.