“I think anything is possible if you put your mind to it, and if you don’t give up, good days will come.” “I hope I can be a role model (for younger players),” said Choi Hyung-woo (39) of the KIA Tigers in an interview with MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB). On the same day, MLB.com published an article highlighting the career of Choi Hyung-woo, who broke the KBO’s all-time RBI record .In June, Choi became the first player in the 41-year history of the Korean Professional Baseball Organization to reach the 1,500-hit plateau, moving past Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop (1,498) into second place.MLB.com highlighted Choi’s journey from the Samsung Lions in 2005 to the Police Baseball Organization, where he was named the 2008 Rookie of the Year in late 2008. “At the beginning of my career, I didn’t dream of this moment,” Choi said. “Every hit, every at-bat was important, and I just focused on that.”
“When I was released and I was in the police baseball team, I worked really hard at baseball,” he recalled, “and now that I’m back in the pros, I have a chance to prove myself.”MLB.com emphasized Choi’s mental toughness, saying, “In a sport like baseball, you fail more than you succeed, so the ability to bounce back from bad days is important.” “In the past, I wasn’t sure about tomorrow. After a hard day, I would feel incredibly stressed,” he said. “Now, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to be more relaxed and realize that there is always tomorrow. “Choi also bragged to MLB.com about the passionate Korean baseball fans. “I’m sure there are no fans like them in the major leagues,” Choi said, “They always cheer with passion. If you come to a KIA game and experience it firsthand, you’ll understand. “Choi’s career statistics include a .312 batting average (2,323 hits in 7,452 at-bats), 373 home runs, 1,542 RBIs, and 1,224 바카라사이트 runs scored in 2,650 games.