NC Dinos left-hander Choi Sung-young and outfielder Park Gun-woo were named the club’s August batting MVPs. An award ceremony (photo time) was held on the field before the home game against Lotte on August 8. The two players received a cash prize of 1 million won each.토토사이트
Since CAMP 2 (Spring Camp) in 2019, NC has been selecting monthly MVPs based on votes from players and on-site staff. Nominees are selected by the coaching staff and voted on by fellow players and on-site staff, reflecting not only grades and records but also dedication to the team and efforts behind the scenes.
Voting for the August MVP took place prior to the last five games. A total of 62 players participated in the voting.
Choi Sung-young received 35 votes (56% of the vote) and Park Gun-woo received 34 votes (55% of the vote) to earn the honor.
In three starts in August, Choi went 1-1 with a 2.87 ERA with five strikeouts and five runs allowed in 15⅔ innings pitched.
Choi said, “I think everyone did their best in August. I’m even more pleased to receive the MVP award at a crucial time when the team is fighting for the top spot with one mind. I’m personally honored, but I wish the team could have won at least one more game instead of the MVP. Everyone is focused on winning every game, and I hope it’s a win. I hope to help the team in the fall baseball season by making plays that will help the team win.”
Fellow pitcher Ha Joon-young, who also voted, said, “Choi’s performance since returning from injury has really energized the entire pitching staff. We all gained a lot of strength from his fighting spirit on the mound, and we were able to gain strength and fight on the mound. We were worried about trauma after his injury, but the way he overcame it made me respect him as a player.”
Park, who went 27-for-71 (.380) with one home run, 13 RBIs and an OPS of 1,028 in 21 games during the month of August, said, “It was a great motivation for me to see the players not giving up despite the fact that they were physically exhausted due to the ranking battle and the heat. I would like to think that the whole team is the MVP, and I think we are all playing as one. We will do our best in the remaining games so that we can smile in October. I would like to thank the fans for their unwavering support and the many people who helped me personally with my physical fitness.”
Fellow Beast Seo Ho-cheol said, “In August, I got a better understanding of why Park Gun-woo is one of the best players in the league. He always seemed to be there when the team needed him. His routine and thorough self-care before, during, and after the game in August, when his physical strength is low, was a great lesson for me. The way he takes care of his seniors and juniors during difficult times is also something that our team should emulate. I think Park’s unseen efforts are the energy that makes the team stronger little by little. He made us a team in August, and I hope to be with the fans in September as the original team,” he praised.