one of the best foreign hitters in KBO League history, is finally ending his career as a player.
Thames announced his retirement through his Instagram on the 16th (Korean time).토토사이트
In particular, he even delivered a message in Korean while reminiscing about the days of the NC Dinos. Thames said, “From worrying about retirement to contracting with NC. All of this happened in a few days in 2013,” saying that he had a lot of worries about choosing to go to Korea, and said, “I didn’t know that I would fall in love with a country so quickly. .I definitely had no idea how much fun it would be to play in the KBO. I really trained to the best of my ability for all the reasons you cheer for me,” he left an affectionate message reminiscing about his life in Korea.
Thames continued, “Thank you so much for embracing me and the Dinos. No matter which KBO team you support, I love all of you! I will be visiting Korea often, and if you see me, don’t hesitate to say hello!” he wrote.
Thames joined NC in 2014, batting .343, 37 home runs, 121 RBIs, and 11 steals, leading NC to advance to the postseason for the first time since its founding. He left a mark of joining the stolen base club. In 2016, he also recorded a batting average of .321, 40 homers, 121 RBIs and 13 stolen bases, along with NC’s first Korean series advancement. His only record in the KBO League was his batting average of .349, 124 homers, 382 RBIs and 64 stolen bases.
Thames also succeeded in re-entering the major leagues based on his performance in the KBO league. Thames, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017 and hit 31 home runs, left a major league career batting average of .241 with 96 homers, 235 RBIs and 18 stolen bases. In the game, he suffered a serious injury in which his right Achilles tendon ruptured and was on the operating table. Afterwards, Thames, who tried to make a comeback with a minor league contract, failed to regain his former form and eventually announced his retirement at this point ahead of this season.