“When the grades are good…” ‘FA retakers’ who hold the key to the LG selection team, ‘Oh Seung-hwan effect’ dreaming again
Before the Samsung Lions, a native of Okinawa, set up a spring camp after 3 years, there were already ‘guests’ who came and went. It was Lim Chan-gyu (31), starting pitcher for the LG Twins.
After spending 15 days in intensive training at Akama Ball Park in Onna-son with Samsung pitcher Oh Seung-hwan before the start of the Samsung camp, he joined the Arizona team in training.
Oh Seung-hwan, whom I met at the camp on the 1st, said, “We ran around together, played catch, and lifted weights together for over two weeks.”
A move to train with Oh Seung-hwan, who came to Okinawa early before the Japanese camp. If it wasn’t for Oh Seung-hwan, he wouldn’t have come all the way to Okinawa.
Oh Seung-hwan answered that question.
“Chan-gyu should have done free agency last year, but he couldn’t. But he said that he trained with me when his grades were good. So I think he came with that idea to do well this year and become free agency. (laughs)
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After the 2017 season, Lim Chan-kyu went to Okinawa for individual training with Cha Woo-chan and Oh Seung-hwan. The two trained together in Arizona, USA, where the 2018 LG Spring Camp was held.
Oh Seung-hwan, who was playing in the major leagues at the time, asked manager Ryu Joong-il, the head coach of the Samsung era, to train with him at the LG camp.
Lim Chan-gyu learned a lot while playing catch with Oh Seung-hwan. Senior Oh Seung-hwan, who threw a fastball while maintaining sharp control, was a great example. He constantly asked questions and got a lot of advice.
That same year, Lim Chan-kyu won 11 games (11 losses) and recorded double-digit wins for the first time in his eight years as a pro. It was the ‘Oh Seung-hwan effect’.
It wasn’t over.
The following year, in 2019, Lim Chan-gyu, who was desperate for 3 wins (5 losses), went out to find senior Oh Seung-hwan once again. Prior to the 2020 camp in Australia, I had a private workout with Seunghwan Oh in Okinawa. The effect was unmistakable. He went 10-9 with his second double-digit win in his debut. 스포츠토토
The next two years were not very happy times. Lim Chan-gyu, who only won 1 win (8 losses) in 2021, had an unsatisfactory season with 6 wins and 11 losses last year, which was the FA season. After much deliberation, he delayed applying for free agency by one year.
As he was preparing for the new season, the ‘Oh Seung-hwan effect’ was an absolute belief. This is the reason why I got on the plane to Okinawa unconditionally.
Lim Chan-kyu expressed his gratitude, “During the off-season, I prepared for the season a little earlier in Okinawa with senior Oh Seung-hwan and Kang Min-ho. I learned a lot while living and training with senior Oh Seung-hwan, and I think I was well prepared.”
The third ‘Oh Seung-hwan Magic’. Will Lim Chan-gyu be able to receive the energy intact and hit the FA jackpot, which he delayed for a year? His resurgence means a splendid breakthrough for the LG starting team.