Choo Shin-soo (41) sent a total of 50 million won worth of appreciation gifts to 55 officials who applied for the SSG Landers team last year.
On the 5th, SSG announced that “Choo Shin-soo presented Shinsegae gift certificates to those who supported the athletes behind the scenes, 메이저사이트 such as bus drivers, laundry and cleaning staff, team cafeteria staff, groundskeepers, cheerleaders, and training assistants.”
It is a move following the tradition of the American Major League Baseball (MLB).
Choo Shin-soo said through the club, “I thought that these people had a heart that loved and cared for our players, so good energy and energy gathered to prevent injuries and improve individual player records. “He conveyed his heart.
He continued, “If we share the joy of winning and express our gratitude well, these people will feel a sense of mission, belonging, and pride to the club, and they will have a sense of loyalty to our team.” I wanted to express my gratitude even if I didn’t win last year, but I think it’s more meaningful because I won.”
All SSG players who were included in the Korean Series last year collected 30 million won and presented it to the person in charge of the home game.
Choo Shin-soo, who signed with SSG in the 2021 season after playing in the MLB, received an annual salary of 2.7 billion won, the highest in the league, in the first year of joining, and the same annual salary of 2.7 billion won last year.
This season, he accepts a salary cut of 1 billion won and plays for SSG in the 2023 season. The reason Shin-soo Choo accepted a cut of 1 billion won was because of the KBO League salary cap (a total annual salary cap) that will be applied from next year. Starting next year, a salary cap will be applied to the KBO, so the maximum amount of annual salary payments for each team cannot exceed 11.42638 million won.
Although the appearance of being cut even after contributing to the combined championship is not welcome, Shin-soo Choo has paved the way for his juniors to receive more under the newly implemented salary cap system.