Lee Heung-ryun (34), who played as a catcher for the professional baseball SSG Landers, is making a new start as an away power analyst for the club.The SSG club announced on the 11th, “Lee Heung-ryun was contemplating between retirement and extending his active career after finishing last season due to chronic shoulder pain, and announced his intention to retire last month.”He added, “The club highly evaluated Lee Heung-ryun’s understanding of baseball and his exemplary and sincere attitude, so they proposed him as an away power analyst, and he plans to start working at the front office starting this year.”
Lee Heung-ryeon, who joined the Samsung Lions in 2013 after attending Yatap High School and Hongik University, performed impressively as a backup catcher for Samsung until 2016. After serving in the Police Baseball Team, he moved to the Doosan Bears and then to the SK Wyverns (now SSG) in 2020, and in 2021, he played in 90 games, the most since his debut.Last year, he only played in 16 games due to injury.
Lee Heung-ryun’s professional career records include a batting average of 0.233, 15 home runs, and 101 RBI in 455 games.Lee Heung-ryun explained the background of his retirement, saying, “It has been 25 years since I started playing baseball. I was unable to show my athletic ability and competitiveness due to chronic shoulder injuries to continue my career as a player.”He continued, “I want to prepare for my second life a little quickly. I am grateful to the fans, and I am grateful to my wife and parents who have always supported me.” He added, “Based on the capabilities I have accumulated so far, I will do my best in 스포츠토토존 power analysis and help the club.” “I want to,” he said.