SSG Landers Choo Shin-soo has announced that he will retire from active play in 2024.
“Shin-soo Choo has decided to retire from professional baseball after 24 seasons,” SSG said on Thursday.
Shin-soo Choo said, “During the offseason, I thought about it a lot with my family. Every time I did, I remembered SSG, the fans’ support, and most importantly, the junior players. I felt that I loved baseball and the team so much that I thought about my future with the club. Both the club and the new coach needed me and respected my opinion. Next year, I want to contribute to the team by sharing my experiences and thoughts while training with the junior players in the Future Team at any time depending on the team’s situation.”
During his recent discussions with the club, Shin-soo Choo informed the club of his decision to retire after the 24th season and his intention to sign a minimum salary contract (30 million won) and donate his entire salary. 바카라사이트 SSG respects Shin-soo Choo’s opinion and the club has decided to join him in his donation activities. The exact amount of the donation and various donation activities will be disclosed at a later date.
In order to repay the fans for their love and support, Shin-soo Choo proposed various fan service initiatives to the club for the 24th season.
He plans to finish his career by creating meaningful memories with fans, including autographed jerseys, special autograph sessions, and support for amaeba baseball. Details will be announced at a later date.
Commenting on his decision to retire, Shin-soo Choo said, “After 23 years of playing baseball in the United States and Korea since 2001, I think it’s time to call it quits. As this is my last season, I want to thank the fans for their support and present them with meaningful memories regardless of whether they are home or away.”
Choo Shin-soo joined SSG in 2021 and has been a veteran member of the team ever since, serving as the backbone of the squad and leading the team to the wire-to-wire title last year. He has also donated more than 2.4 billion won so far this year for youth and the underprivileged, and has been a “culture changer” for the past three years, 안전놀이터 추천 acting as more than just a leader on and off the field, voicing various opinions for the development of Korean baseball.
Meanwhile, Choo Shin-soo will serve as captain for the 24th season at the request of Lee Sung-yong. Lee offered Shin-soo the captaincy for next year, which he accepted, given his wealth of experience and leadership, as well as the respect he has earned from his players.