Hisanori Takahashi (48), who coached Doosan pitchers at the Australian spring training camp with manager Lee Seung-yeop, visited Jamsil Stadium during his vacation and gave his former students some special advice.
Doosan and NC met for the ninth time this season on July 27 at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul. At around 4 p.m., when Doosan’s team 먹튀검증 was in full training mode ahead of the game, a stranger appeared on the field and was seen chatting with the Doosan coaching staff and players. The middle-aged man interacted with members of the Bears in a friendly manner, as if he was a former Doosan player, and watched the training from a distance. The man was identified as Instructor Takahashi, who was in charge of coaching Doosan pitchers at the Sydney, Australia spring training camp in February.
On February 8, Takahashi arrived at Blacktown International Sports Park in Sydney, Australia, where the Doosan Spring Camp was held, and worked with pitchers for about two weeks.
Takahashi’s arrival was first discussed in late November last year. After completing the final camp, Lee contacted his former teammate in the U.S. and asked him to join the spring camp. Lee said at the time, “I pushed for the hiring of Takahashi through an acquaintance. I asked him to give me a boost as I became a manager for the first time,” Lee said at the time, adding, “Anything that helps our pitchers should be done. Takahashi was also a pitching instructor for the Yomiuri Giants last year,” he explained.
Takahashi, born in 1975, is a legendary Japanese left-hander who made his NPB debut in 2000 with Yomiuri and retired in 2015 with the Yokohama DeNA Basestars, going 79-73 with a 3.79 ERA in 261 games and 1348 1/3 innings. He broke into the major leagues in 2010 and played for the New York Mets, Los Angeles Angels, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chicago Cubs, posting a 3.99 ERA in 168 games and 243 1/3 innings with 14 wins, 12 losses, and 10 saves over four seasons. He has 93 career wins in Japan and the United States.
Takahashi’s relationship with Lee was forged when the two played together for four years at Yomiuri from 2006 to 2009. After the 2022 season, Takahashi was approached by several Nippon Professional Baseball clubs with coaching offers, but he chose to stay with Doosan to help his former teammate make a successful coaching debut, focusing in particular on the development of Doosan left-handers such as Lee Byung-heon, Choi Seung-yong and Kim Ho-joon.
“I came to Korea on a family trip, and I made it my priority to watch the Doosan game on the 27th,” said Takahashi, who was interviewed in the first base dugout at Jamsil Stadium. “It was good to see the players working out with bright expressions, regardless of the current situation of Doosan. The brightest person was coach Lee Seung-yeop, so that was also good,” he said of his visit to the Doosan team after four months.
Although Takahashi was an instructor and not an official coach, he continued to follow Doosan after leaving the team. “When I was in the U.S., there was limited information available, but I still followed Doosan’s results with interest. “Even though I was at 메이저놀이터 추천 Doosan for a short period of time, we suffered together, so when Doosan won, I was happy for them, and when they lost, it was hard for me.
“We talked about the current situation of Doosan and the Japanese baseball world,” Takahashi said. “We talked about the current situation of Doosan and the Japanese baseball world. I also heard that Coach Koji Goto has been very good to him.” Coach Goto overheard the conversation and said, “The batters aren’t hitting right now…” and laughed wryly.
Takahashi also had some “tips” for Doosan pitchers to beat the heat. “Today (July 27), I greeted the Doosan pitchers and talked to them. All the players greeted me and welcomed me,” he said, adding, “I don’t have any special advice for them. I just want them to enjoy baseball. I think it’s good to enjoy baseball even in times like these.”