A couple competes in the same professional sport, but in different disciplines. The husband wanted to retire first. His wife agreed.

SSG Landers pitcher Seo Dong-min (29) announced his retirement on April 24. Seo announced his retirement when SSG announced the list of pending players, including Lee Jae-won.

Seo, who joined SK with the 58th overall pick in the second round of the 2014 rookie draft, had a record of 1-0-1 with a 4.13 ERA in 51 games in the first team. This year, his final season in the organization, he appeared in two games, pitching one inning of scoreless baseball with one strikeout and three walks.

This is a case of a guy who was never a fastball pitcher, but developed his velocity as he went along. Until 2017, Seo had a top fastball in the low 140s and an average fastball in the 130s, but his velocity gradually increased to hit the mid-140s, and in 2020, his seventh year in the organization, he made his first appearance in the first team, starting nine games. After going winless and posting a 5.13 ERA in 20 games in 2021, Seo picked up his first win and five holds in 20 games last year. With a 1-1 record and a 2.57 ERA, he made a small contribution to the team’s championship. This year, however, he only made it to the first team in the September expansion roster, appearing in two games. He decided to retire. He came to this conclusion 10 years after his debut.토토사이트

His wife is Kim Yeon-yeon (30), the main libero of the Hyundai E&C volleyball team. The couple got married on July 16 last year, just over a year ago.

When we interviewed Kim, who contributed to the team’s 3-1 victory over GS Caltex on July 26, we cautiously asked her about Seo’s retirement.

Kim said, “It was a strange feeling. I thought it was great that he decided to retire because baseball is what he had been doing until then.” “I told him that it was hard. Baseball is also very competitive, and I think it’s great that he’s been able to hold on.” She respected her husband’s decision.

When asked if she cried, Kim said, “I was emotional, but I didn’t cry,” and added, “It’s a shame that I won’t be able to watch baseball. It’s cool, but now I have to start something else.”

What are Seo Dong-min’s future plans? “I think we’re going to take a month off and talk to each other…” said Kim, without giving a specific answer.

Their seasons are diametrically opposed, and while Seo Dong Min has made important decisions in his life, his wife is in the midst of an important season. Kim signed a three-year, 1.05 billion won free agent contract before this season.

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