Seung-hwan, after graduating from Danook University in 2005, played
with the Samsung Lions for nine years. He recorded 28 wins, 13 loses,
and 227 saves out of 444 matches. He set a new record in Korea.
He proved himself to be the best pitcher.
The Hanshin Tigers of the Central League of Japan scouted Oh. He
decided to join the team as soon as possible to be absorbed into
the team. “The terms [of the deal] were good, right from the start,
and I am grateful to Hanshin for their interest in me,” Oh said
in a statement released by Hanshin. According to General Manger
Katsuhiro Nakamura, Oh is expected to come to Okinawa on Jan. 15,
2014. He will receive up to ￥950 million for two years.
If he succeeds in Japan, after two years, he may move to the MLB
in the United States. Koreans already can’t wait for the day to
come. It will certainly be a good opportunity for Oh to challenge
reporter Sean Jung