The moment Noh Si-hwan (23, Hanwha)’s back leans back, everyone feels a home run. This motion, which comes out naturally to give strength to the batted ball, became Noh Si-hwan’s signature home run pose.
Noh Si-hwan, who is leading the KBO league in this category with 27 homers until the 14th. He has a lot of strength due to his natural business nature, but his full swing with all his might arouses admiration from those who watch. From the point of view of the opposing team, it is threatening enough to make the hamstrings numb.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop, who suffered a losing streak last weekend when he failed to stop Roh Si-hwan, also acknowledged it. Even in the eyes of Lee Seung-yeop, the best home run legend in Korean baseball history who recorded a total of 626 homers in Korea and Japan with 467 in the KBO League and 159 in the Nippon Professional Baseball, Noh Si-hwan’s big shot qualities seemed different.
Director Lee Seung-yeop said, “His swing is so mature that it is hard to see even in his mid-20s. He doesn’t swing at stupid balls and knows how to be patient. Nori has a swing trajectory that allows him to push and pass. He can’t hit a lot of home runs when he gets hit by pushing.”
In fact, out of Roh Si-hwan’s 27 home runs this year, 15 were pulled by left-wall (7) and left-mid-month (8), but 12 were pushed over by mid-month (3), right-mid-month (3), and right-mid-month (6). . On the 12th, against Doosan in Daejeon, he was not fooled by Gwak Bin’s 1st and 2nd ball outward low slider and kicked up the low 148km fastball in the middle of the 3rd pitch and passed it over the middle right wall. Manager Lee Seung-yeop saw this in the third base dugout.
After a strong waist rotation followed by a follow-up to the end, Noh Si-hwan’s upper body rolls back. This form where the waist is bent makes fans go wild with Noh Si-hwan’s signature pose. It is a movement that is mainly used when hitting a home run.
Regarding this, Noh Si-hwan said, “I didn’t do it on purpose, it was a movement that came out naturally without me knowing. I try to put a little more power on the batted ball, so my back instinctively leans back.” “The pitchers may feel bad, but the fans like it a lot. They say it’s a signature posture, but I think I’ll have to keep doing better so that I can come out more.”
Noh Si-hwan’s home run pose has increased by one more this year. He has increased the number of homers he hits this season by pulling his hitting point forward and to the left, but when a ball to his body or a low pitch is properly hit in front of the point, he often drops on his right knee after hitting. This was the case with the 3rd home run against Doosan in Jamsil on May 4th, the 6th home run against Samsung in Daejeon on May 10th, and the 25th home run against Suwon KT on August 9th. Both the push and pull home runs have Noh Si-hwan’s signature form, so it’s worth watching. Fans can’t help but go crazy. 안전놀이터
From the standpoint of dealing with such Noh Si-hwan, it’s not too burdensome. Manager Lee Seung-yeop also said, “When I was active, I wasn’t a full-swing hitter. Noh Si-hwan makes a really powerful full swing. As a pitcher, he cannot help feeling anxious that he will pass if he gets hit. He admits his presence, saying, “I feel so intimidated by Noh Si-hwan.