A man whom the coach in charge highly rated as a ‘good person’ visited the NC Dinos camp.
NC, which has a spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA, is preparing for the 2023 season with practice games and camp training. In the process, a welcome guest came. This is Aaron Altair (31), who won the combined championship in 2020.
The NC club said, “On the 19th (Korean time), Altair, who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, visited Enex Field where CAMP 2 was being held that day, and greeted coach Kang In-kwon, coaching staff, and the team, and talked about each other’s current situation. ”he said.
Altair played an active role in NC in the past 2020-2021, leaving a batting average of 0.275, 63 home runs and 192 RBIs in 279 games over two seasons.
In particular, in 2020, he hit 31 home runs and 108 RBIs, achieving the record of 30 home runs and 100 RBIs. Altair was called ‘My Te Trio’ along with Na Seong-beom and Yang Eui-ji. NC showed off its firepower to create a 30 home run and 100 RBI season with Altair Na Seong-beom and Yang Eui-ji.
However, after the 2021 season, Altair announced his intention to challenge the major leagues and failed to renew his contract. Altair did not find his team for the 2022 season, but participated in the European qualifiers as a representative of Germany for the World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Altair also has a relationship with NC’s foreign hitter, Jason Martin, this season. He trained with them last year at a training center in Phoenix, Arizona.
The NC club said, “Altair, who met Martin again that day, gave advice on tips for adapting well to Korean culture, such as sharing experiences in Korea with players he played with in the past.” , We had a good time together until the end of the team training schedule that day, such as engaging in batting training for a while before the team training resumed.”
Altair said through the NC club, “The team has changed, but it was nice to see his old teammates after a long time. There are members I played with and there are new members, but I know the new members well because they were players I played with in the KBO league.” made. It was a good time to say hello to everyone. I will always cheer for NC to win.” 카지노사이트
Altair was a player with both personality and skills that everyone recognized.
Coach Lee Ho-joon (now LG hitting coach), who was hitting coach when Altair was playing in NC, said, “It is not easy to find a player who has good personality and good skills at the same time. Especially if you are a foreign player. It is very difficult to find foreign players who work hard for the team. But Altair was different. He was a player who knew how to dedicate himself to the team. At the same time, his baseball skills were outstanding. It’s not an easy experience to be with a player like that. Altair’s dedication had a good influence on the team.”
Since it was such a player’s visit to the camp, there was no way that the NC team could not help but welcome it. With the advent of Altair, who sacrificed a lot for the team, the NC camp was energized.
Beyond simply looking for team training, it was the personality that Altair had shown in NC so far that they shared affection through batting training together.
Altair has not yet secured a place, but NC players sincerely congratulate him on his future path.
Everyone hoped that Altair’s visit to the NC Camp would be a great source of strength for the team as well as the individual Altair.