Nine. It depends.
The pressure of a win, a home run, or a hit is different.
Hanwha’s young home run king, Noh Shi-hwan, admitted that he was stopped by his best friend Son Asub’s ‘nine-hitter’ before he hit his first 30 home runs. However, he was unable to get revenge on Son.
Son added another hit against the Changwon Lotte on Aug. 8, giving him 149 hits and 199 RBIs for the season.
He is one hit shy of 150 hits for the first eight consecutive seasons and 200 runs for the second 11 seasons in KBO history.
The night before the doubleheader against Lotte on Sept. 9, Son anxiously waited to hear from Noh.
“I honestly thought he was going to contact me, and I thought he was going to tell me about the nine-hitter, but he didn’t, so I deliberately didn’t tell him, because I thought it would make me feel self-conscious. I haven’t heard from him yet, but if he doesn’t call to congratulate me, I’m going to delete his number.”
Hits came like a breeze, but there were no nines for the “Hit Machine.
In the second at-bat of the first game of the doubleheader on Sept. 9, he lined a single to left off Park Se-woong.
He drove a three-pitch, 144-kilometer fastball into the stands for his 150th hit of the season and 200th RBI.
After reaching first base, Son took off his helmet to greet the crowd that filled the stands on the first base side. After crossing the plate on Martin’s hit, Son returned to the dugout to receive a congratulatory bouquet and enthusiastic congratulations from his teammates.
Eight consecutive 150-hit seasons. An unprecedented record in KBO history. It surpasses Park Yong-taek’s record of seven consecutive 150-hit seasons (2012-2018) with LG.
His 11 consecutive 200-RBI seasons are the second-most in history after Lee Dae-ho’s two consecutive 200-RBI seasons (2005-2011 and 2017-2020) with Lotte. If he continues through next year, he will become the record holder.
Son As-seop, the “batting master,” and Noh Si-hwan, the “youth home run king,” are close enough in age that they exchange mischievous jokes.
The two players symbolize two prestigious baseball schools in the Busan area, Busan High (Son Asup) and Gyeongnam High (Noh Si-hwan). They quickly became close through Choi Jun-yong, Son’s close junior and Noh’s one-year junior at Gyeongnam.
Son and Noh are now comfortable big brothers and younger siblings.
Why did he tell his younger brother about the nine numbers?
“Si-hwan said it first, so confidently. He told me that he has no such thing. He told me that he doesn’t have a jinx, that he doesn’t know about nine numbers, so I said it on purpose as a joke, and it really became nine numbers.” 온라인바카라
Son’s testimony. Even though it was a joke, he can’t help but feel a little sorry for himself, and he adds a few words of affection.
“For sure, I think it’s really great to hit 30 home runs on a ball with such a low rebound, and I think 30 home runs now feels like 50 home runs to me, if you go back to the days when the rebound of the ball was good for a long time. I called him and congratulated him at the time (when he hit 30 home runs), but now that you mention it, I want to tell him again that it’s really great.”
Typical ‘tsundere’ one-liner praise from a cool older brother. Make Noh Si-hwan dance