A baseball fan asked SSG Choo Shin-soo, who appeared on a YouTube broadcast, ‘Is there a possibility that a player will spend his last season at Lotte, his hometown team?’

SSG Choo Shin-soo lifted the championship trophy that he dreamed of this season. Choo Shin-soo, who accomplished everything he could have accomplished as a baseball player, won a championship in Korea that he had never achieved before in the American major leagues. Now, baseball fans wondered if he would be able to play for his hometown team, the Lotte Giants, in his final season of retirement as a player after he had achieved both wealth and fame.

Choo Shin-soo, born in 1982, will turn 41 next year. He still exudes incredible energy for being in his 40s in all aspects of karate and defense, and boasts competitiveness as much as juniors in their 30s, but it is true that he is now at an age to think about retirement.

After the contract with SSG was terminated at the end of last season, there was no news of renewal for a while, and many speculations arose among baseball fans, among which there was a rumor saying, ‘Isn’t he retiring after playing for one season in his hometown team Lotte?’ In the past, Choo Shin-soo had a special affection for Lotte and Busan to the extent that he said, “If I come to the KBO League, I want to play in Busan” during my major league days.

However, Choo Shin-soo decided to accompany SSG for one more year. On the 5th, SSG announced that it had renewed the contract with Choo Shin-soo for an annual salary of 1.7 billion won.스포츠토토

After announcing the renewal of the contract, Choo Shin-soo appeared on a YouTube broadcast and had time to answer fans’ questions. Among many questions, in response to the sensitive question, ‘Is there a possibility that the player’s last season will be spent at Lotte, the hometown team?’ If so, I think I will finish it here,” he said, revealing that he would retire from SSG.

Choo Shin-soo was born in Busan and played baseball only in Busan through Busan Suyeong Elementary School, Busan Middle School, and Busan High School before going to the United States. And since 1991, while watching his maternal uncle Park Jung-tae, who played an active part in Lotte for 14 years, the story of going to Lotte continued to come out every year against the background of developing his dream of becoming a baseball player. However, the controversy over the Lotte line has now ended. He loves Busan, but he has declared that he will finish baseball at SSG.