Choi Ji-man, who was warmly welcomed by fans along with a thank-you video prepared by the club during the Tampa Bay expedition, shared his feelings.
Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Choi Ji-man met the reporters ahead of the Tampa Bay Race and away game held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the 4th (Korean time), and said, “It was a good feeling and I was grateful to the Tampa Bay club.” said about
The Tampa Bay team had a time to appreciate his efforts over the past five seasons by playing a video of Choi Ji-man’s performance on the electronic board during the game the previous day.
Choi Ji-man, who was watching this video in the dugout, also came out to the field and raised his hand to the fans’ applause.
When asked, ‘Which part of the video did you like the most?
In particular, he cited the 2020 season, which advanced to the World Series, as the most memorable moment, saying, “It was difficult when I was playing with the Yankees, but that year seems to be the most memorable.”
Choi Ji-man, who is currently on the injured 먹튀검증 list due to an Achilles tendon injury, said, “I was called only this time.”
Choi Ji-man, who moved to Tampa Bay through a trade during the 2018 season, recorded a batting average of 0.245, an on-base percentage of 0.352, a slugging percentage of 0.431, 52 home runs and 203 RBIs in 414 games over five seasons.
He contributed to the team going to the postseason for 4 consecutive years from 2019 and left his name in 2020 as the first Korean fielder to participate in the World Series.
Confirming the unchanging love of Tampa Bay fans, he said, “It was good. He is grateful that he remembered. He was so good because it was the ballpark he wanted to come to. A place with good memories. I think he has lived well,” he said and went back to the clubhouse.