While Eric Thames (37, USA), who is considered the best foreign hitter in KBO League history, announced his retirement from active duty,메이저사이트 Korean fans are sending messages of gratitude and blessings one after another.
Thames, who played an active role in the NC Dinos, announced his retirement on the 16th through his SNS (social media). He also showed his extraordinary love for Korea. Thames wrote his retirement letter in Korean before English, his mother tongue. He said, “I never thought I would fall in love with a country so quickly. No matter which KBO team you support, I love you all.”
When Thames announced his retirement in Korean, many Korean fans also visited his social media account to pray for blessings. Fans left comments such as “NC legend” “There was no foreign player who truly loved Korea like you” “I was the happiest in baseball when Thames was around” “It was always nice to see him smiling”. Thames said, “I plan to visit Korea frequently, and if I meet him, please do not hesitate to say hello.”
Thames made his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays of MLB (American Professional Baseball) in 2011 and did not show much success before signing with the NC Dinos in 2013. In Korea, his skills were in full bloom. He played an active role in 2014 with a batting average of 0.343, 37 home runs, and 121 RBIs, and in the following year, in 2015, he recorded a batting average of 0.381, 47 home runs, and 140 RBIs, becoming the league’s best player (MVP). Notably, in 2015 he had 47 home runs and 40 stolen bases. KBO’s only 40 (home run)-40 (steal) record. After playing his best game, he returned to the MLB in 2017 by signing with the Milwaukee Brewers. After struggling with injuries and injuries, he eventually announced his retirement.