As soon as I was enjoying the joy of being nominated in the first round, I was connected to my role model on the spot, and all my dreams in high school came true. Busan High School ace Won Sang-hyun became a “happy successful fan” on 토토사이트.
Won Sang-hyun was nominated as the seventh overall KT Wiz in the 2024 KBO Rookie Draft held at the Westin Chosun Hotel Grand Ballroom in Sogong-dong, Seoul on the 14th. The KT club said, “Won Sang-hyun is a right-handed pitcher with a maximum speed of 150km and a stable breaking ball based on his excellent athletic ability. He is an immediate power pitcher with excellent game management skills such as aggressive pitching on the mound, he said, expressing his expectations for Won Sang-hyun.
Won was the hero of the national high school baseball tournament a year ago. On September 13 last year, he started the final match against Gangneung High School at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul and stood tall as a leading player in Busan High School in 8⅓3 innings, 3 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts, and 105 pitches. It was the first time in 22 years that Choo Shin-soo (SSG) and Jung Geun-woo (retired) led the national championship since they won the presidential championship in 2000, when they were born in 1982. The best player award and the best pitcher award were of course his.
On the day of the rookie draft, Won Sang-hyun’s feelings on KT’s nomination became a hot topic. This is because his professional baseball role model, a Busan man, was Cho Hyung-joon of KT, not Lotte. Won Sang-hyun said, “I’m happy to join the KT Wiz. While finishing until the first year of high school, I thought I wanted to start when I saw So Hyung-joon. He said, “I will try to become a player representing the team and league in the future like So Hyung-joon.”
So Hyung-joon also received the first KT nomination in the 2020 Rookie Draft, four years ago. So Hyung-joon won the Rookie of the Year award with 13 wins in the first year, and won his first championship ring the following year with 7 wins, 7 losses, and a 4.16 ERA in 24 games despite the jinx in his second year. Having won 13 games again last year, he has been rehabilitating after undergoing elbow surgery since taking the mound in three games this year.
After the end of the rookie draft, the KT club organized a special event for Won Sang-hyun, the first round. He surprised the rookie by establishing an instant phone call with So Hyung-joon, who was selected as his role model. According to KT’s YouTube channel “Wiz TV,” Won Sang-hyun expressed his joy by expressing admiration for unexpected phone calls.
Won Sang-hyun said, “I really liked finishing my brother, but I thought I should start after seeing my senior, so I took the starting position from then on. To be honest, I also told my brother that I wanted to go to the youth national team, and So Hyung-joon said, “I thought I was just talking because it was the first round.” “It’s an honor. Congratulations on winning the first round by working hard since high school, and I hope you prepare hard with responsibility because it’s really the beginning.” Wonsanghyun said, “Thank you “Brother,” he said with emotionally.
Asked if he watched WizTV PD’s rookie draft, So Hyung-joon replied, “I watched it while rehabilitating. (Won Sang-hyun) is just a pitcher and received the first round, so I thought it was just a story out of courtesy.” Then Won Sang-hyun emphasized, “No. Senior, I didn’t live a social life, but I mean it.” After hearing this, So Hyung-joon said, “Thank you. “I should buy you something delicious,” he said, showing off his affection for his juniors. Following Won Sang-hyun’s proposal to follow SNS, the two players followed each other’s accounts.
So Hyung-joon said through the club, “You must have been nervous, but I’m grateful and honored to mention my name in such a big place. I hope we can join the team in the future, train together, compete, and move forward together for another championship. Welcome to KT,” he once again congratulated Won Sang-hyun on his nomination for KT.