Everyone called him a ‘good guy’. He was a guest at the spring camp, but the level of welcome was different. He was welcomed more than any other player. He was a player with many good memories.
NC set up a spring camp in Tucson, Arizona, USA. In the process, a welcome guest came. Aaron Altair (31), one of the main players in the 2020 combined championship.
The NC club said, “On the 20th (hereinafter Korean time), Altair, who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, visited Enex Field, where CAMP 2 was held, and greeted coach Kang In-kwon, coaching staff, and the players, and talked about each other’s current situation.” said.
Altair was an NC special foreign hitter who played an active role in NC from 2020 to 2021 and recorded 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 its intention to challenge the major league league and failed to reach a renewal. 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.” 메이저사이트
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.”
Altair was a player with both personality and skills that everyone recognized.
Regardless of his position, he filled in what the team lacked by standing where the team needed it, and he also achieved good results in batting.
He was not just a foreign player, but he did his best to help the team and became the number one contributor to improving the team’s performance.
Coach Lee Ho-joon (now LG hitting coach), who was hitting coach when Altair was playing in NC, said, “Altair was a player with good personality and good skills at the same time. Finding such players is not easy. Especially if you are a foreign player. Altair was a long-remembered player. Altair was an extraordinary player. He knew how to dedicate himself to the team. He has a more sincere personality than anyone else, and his baseball skills are also outstanding. It was an honor just to be with such a player. Altair’s dedication has had a positive effect on his team.”
Altair has not yet secured a place, but NC players sincerely congratulate him on his future path.
He was not an ordinary foreign player.
It was a meeting with a foreign player who could throw everything for the team. So it was even more special. Altair remains as the player who laid the foundation for NC when it reached the top.
This is why the meeting on this day was special for both NC players and Altair.