Eagles’ pitcher bows out tonight after 21-year career
September 23, 2009The Hanwha Eagles will bid their veteran pitcher Song Jin-woo farewell at tonight’s game against the LG Twins. The 43-year-old pitcher will get the start and is expected to pitch an inning or two. Hanwha will use a special ball inscribed with the text, “Song Jin-woo’s retirement game.”
Song has played his entire 21-year career with the Eagles dating back to the days when the Eagles were under the sponsorship of Binggrae. The club’s officials have decided to honor Song’s contribution to the team by retiring his number, 21. Song becomes only the third player in Eagles history to have his number retired.
(I Will be at the game tonight!)