“Snap, snap, snap!”

Lim was the homegrown starter for the LG Twins in the 2023 season, going 14-3 with a 3.42 ERA in 30 games, leading them to the regular season title.

In the PS, he pitched Game 1, giving up one run on six hits in 3.2 innings with three walks and four strikeouts in a performance that was disappointing in content, but ultimately paved the way for a Game 3 win.

A year with a happy ending. For Lim, it was a blessing in disguise that he chose to stay in the game instead of applying for free agency last year. He also received the highest honor for a pitcher, the Pitcher’s Award.
On August 8, Lim won the best pitcher award at the 2023 Nutri-Day Ilgoo Grand Prize Ceremony held at Rivera Hotel in Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul. After winning the Rookie of the Year award in 2011, he finally won the Best Pitcher award in 2023.

“I’ve seen so many seniors and juniors since I came here, and I think I’m not the best at baseball, but I’m really grateful to the seniors of the Ilgukhoe for giving me this award,” Lim said. “I’m still not good enough to follow my seniors, but I’ll do my best in the future, thinking that it’s an award to be more sincere, more polite, better at greeting, an example for the juniors, and finally, ‘to be a player who can play baseball better.

In response to the host’s question about ‘how he is spending his time’ in light of the free agency situation, Lim Chan-kyu said, “(Laughs) I don’t think there are more stories than I thought. The manager gave me flowers, so I think I’m in a good mood,” he said, smiling broadly.

When Im won the top pitcher award, LG Twins President Cha Myung-seok, who received the Front Award, came on stage to present him with a bouquet of flowers. While delivering the bouquet, LG manager Cha Myung-seok made a gesture of ‘let’s sign an autograph’ to Im Chan-gyu, showing a cute protest (?) performance.
In response, Lim Chan-gyu said, “I didn’t prepare a bouquet for him, but he did, because he’s different from me and he’s a big brother,” and then added, “And he shook my hand hard on stage. I held it gently, but I’ll tell you a special story later,” he laughed.

Cha Myung-seok, who won the Front Award earlier, also said, “It was quite difficult to gather 1.2 million spectators, and it was difficult to win the championship after 29 years,” but he added, “But the most difficult thing is the free agent contract with Im Chan-gyu. It seems that the positions of Gap and Eul have changed. I want you to stamp it while you’re here, and I want you to sign it instead of just leaving,” he said, adding a special request. 토토사이트

“It’s not that it’s difficult to negotiate a contract, but it seems that it’s difficult to measure (value),” said Lim Chan-kyu after the award, “I met him once through his agent. The representative of the agent was in the United States, so we had one more call, so we actually negotiated twice. I think he said it out of respect for me, so I’m really grateful,” he said, thanking Cha Myung-seok for his special visit.

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