Director Lee Seung-yeop, who received the most awards, is one behind The record for most awards in the catcher category.
Doosan Bears Yang Eui-ji
Doosan Bears’ homeroom manager Yang Eui-ji (36) is one step closer to winning the most Golden Gloves, given to the best player at each position in professional baseball.
Yang Eui-ji was selected as the winner in the catcher category at the professional baseball 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Golden Glove Awards ceremony held at COEX Auditorium in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 11th.
Yang Eui-ji received 214 votes (73.5%), beating LG Twins Park Dong-won (63 votes, 21.6%) by a large margin.
Yang Eui-ji, who received the Golden Glove every year from 2014 to 2016 and again from 2018 to last year, enjoyed the joy of winning the Golden Glove for the 9th time in his career by winning the Golden Glove again this year.
As a result, he ranked second in the record for the most awards in his personal career, coming just one closer to Doosan coach Seung-yeop Lee’s record for the most awards in the KBO League (10).
In addition, Yang Eui-ji beat Seoul High School coach Dong-soo Kim and set a new record for the most Golden Glove awards for a catcher.
Yang Eui-ji, who won the award for six consecutive years, also ranked second with former Hanwha Eagles coach Han Dae-hwa for the most consecutive awards.First place goes to coach Lee Seung-yeop, who won the award for 7 consecutive years.
Yang Eui-ji won the Golden Glove eight times as a catcher and once as a designated hitter (2021).
Although he was unable to break the all-time highest vote rate (99.4%, 340 out of 342 valid votes) that he set as a member of NC Dinos in 2020, he defeated his competitors with a high vote rate again this year.
Yang Eui-ji said, “I will prepare better next season so that Coach Seung-yeop Lee can cheer more.”
Yang Eui-ji, who returned to his former team Doosan this year, appeared in 129 games and led the batting line with a batting average of 0.305, 17 home runs, and 68 RBIs, and ranked first among the seven catchers nominated for stolen base blocking percentage (0.378).
The pitcher category went to NC foreign pitcher Eric Peddy, who took first place in wins, average ERA, and strikeouts with 20 wins, 6 losses, an ERA of 2.00, and 209 strikeouts.
Peddie finished 2023 splendidly by receiving the regular league Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) and the Golden Glove Award.
Peddie, who dominated the KBO League, is scheduled to play for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB) next season. 19가이드03