‘112-WIN LEFT-HANDER’ CHOWCHAN RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
Left-handed pitcher Choo Chan (36-Lotte Giants), who dominated the KBO mound with his heavy fastball and sharp slider, will finally hang up his jersey.”Chau-chan has decided to retire,” the Lotte team announced on the 17th, adding, “He prepared hard from spring training to the middle of the season with the idea that this year would be his last, but his body and condition did not keep up, so he decided to retire.”Chau-chan, a native of Gunsan Namjung-Gunsan Sango, was selected by the Samsung Lions with the seventh overall pick in the second round of the 2006 KBO draft. In his early pro career, he bounced back and forth between the starting rotation and the bullpen due to weaknesses in his command of his fastball, but he made the jump to a full-time role in 2010, going 10-2 with a 2.14 ERA.A stalwart on the mound for the team and a member of the “Samsung Dynasty,” Chowchan became a free agent after the 2016 season and found a new home with the LG Twins .After winning 40 games in his four-year contract with LG, he signed a two-year extension ahead of the 2021 season. After being sidelined for a while with a shoulder injury, he returned to the mound in June 2021 and pitched well enough to earn a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. After the Olympics, he underwent shoulder surgery and eventually left LG at the end of last year after completing his rehabilitation .Ahead of this season, he signed with Lotte for an annual salary of 50 million won, showing a strong determination to burn one last flame He took part in a significant amount of training from spring training, and on 10 June, he appeared in a Futures (second team) league game and completed one inning. However, due to the after-effects of his injury, he was unable to complete his delivery, and eventually decided to end his long career .Chowchan has a career record of 112-79-1 with 32 saves, 1,668⅔ innings pitched, 1,413 strikeouts, and a 4.51 ERA. His national team appearances include the 2013 World Baseball Classic (WBC), the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, the 2015 Premier 12, the 2017 WBC, the 2019 Premier 12 and the 2021 Tokyo 토토사이트 Olympics.