Respected Son Si-heon’s number 13, Heo Kyung-min found a successor

February 19, 2023 0 Comments

The number ’13’ has been engraved on the back of Doosan Bears captain Heo Gyeong-min (33) since the 2014 season. In 2009, the first year of his professional debut, he wore number 40 without any choice, and from 2012 when he returned from military service, he used number 6, but as soon as Son Si-heon (43) transferred to NC after the 2013 season as a free agent, he took number 13.

The reason Heo Gyeong-min was greedy for number 13 was because he wanted to resemble the great senior Son Si-heon. When asked which baseball player he respects the most, Heo Kyung-min always answers “Senior Son test” without a moment’s hesitation.

Son Si-heon is the main character who wrote the ‘Trainee Myth’, who grew up as a shortstop for the national team and Golden Gloves after joining Doosan in 2003 as카지노사이트 a reporting player. During his active career, he was always the first to go to the baseball field and left work late after individual training even after the game was over, always setting an example for his juniors.

The period in which Heo Gyeong-min practically ate rice with Son Si-heon is not long. In the 2009 season, when he was a rookie in high school, he spent most of his time in the second team, so the 2012-2013 season is all two years.  

Heo Gyeong-min said, “Senior Son Si-heon was a very respectable person both as a player and as a human being. If you ask me which player I like the most, I will say it is senior Son Si-heon. Number 13 is the number used by seniors, so I have a lot of attachment to it.” I had roommates only once during spring camp in 2008, and I was so nervous that I couldn’t even sleep.”

Heo Gyeong-min’s baseball life blossomed with number 13. He rose to become Doosan’s main third baseman in the 2015 season and won three Korean Series titles, a FA jackpot, and a Golden Glove award. 

This year, in his 15th year as a professional, the captain’s great responsibility has been added. He is taking the initiative more than anyone else to have a good influence on his juniors, just as he did while watching Son Si-heon.

In particular, he takes care of his roommate Lee Yu-chan (25). Looking at Lee Yu-chan, who resembles his own childhood image, he hopes that he will grow into a great player who will be responsible for Doosan’s future.

Heo Gyeong-min said, “Lee Yoo-chan is the same as I was 10 years ago. He has the ability to do better than me, but I think it would be nice if he had a little stronger mind.” I did it too,” revealing his affection for his junior.

He also laughed and said, “Lee Yoo-chan told me not to worry about me and live according to the routine you have to follow, but Yoo-chan really doesn’t care about me and goes to bed early.” I declined because I wanted to eat and talk a lot.”

Lee Yu-chan repeatedly expressed his gratitude, saying that he was learning a lot from Heo Kyung-min during the Sydney spring camp. Like Heo Gyeong-min’s heart, he expressed his aspirations to become a player by qualifying to take over the number 13.

Lee Yoo-chan said, “(Heo) Kyung-min hyung really knows nothing but baseball. Since everything is focused on baseball, I naturally follow Kyung-min hyung.” I think. In the distant future, when Kyungmin hyung retires, I will work hard to become a player who can receive number 13.” 

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