“I want to prepare for my second life a little faster.”
SSG Landers catcher Lee Heung-ryun (35) has chosen to retire. He will start a new job as the club’s away power analyst.
SSG announced on Nov. 11 that Lee has decided to end his playing career and work as a front office staff member. Lee had considered extending his career and retiring after the end of last season, but he announced his intention to retire to the club before the end of the year.
The club had always been interested in Lee’s understanding of baseball and his exemplary and sincere attitude. Although his playing career was over, the team offered him a role as an away power analyst to help develop the team, which he accepted.
“It has been 25 years since I started playing baseball, including 11 years as a professional baseball player. I realized that I couldn’t continue my career and show good performance and competitiveness due to a persistent shoulder injury. I will try to prepare for my second life a little faster. I would like to thank the fans for their support, 안전놀이터 and my wife and parents for always being there for me. I want to do my best in power analysis based on the capabilities I have accumulated so far and help the club.”
Lee began his professional career with the Samsung Lions in 2013 after playing at Yatapgo and Hongik University. He then played for the Doosan Bears before joining SSG in 2020. He has played 455 games in his professional career. He is known as a typical ‘defensive catcher’ for his defense and pitcher’s lead.