LG Twins outfielder Oh Ji-hwan, who was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2023 Baseball Korea Series, returned his “legendary Rolex watch” as promised and was presented with a new one by LG Group Chairman Koo Kwang-mo.
Oh met with the press after the ‘2023 Magumagu Real Glove Award’ ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on January 1 and introduced the new watch.
“I gave my Rolex watch to Koo Kwang-mo (LG Group Chairman) 안전카지노사이트 on the day of the celebration,” he said, adding, “Chairman Koo had prepared a new watch in advance. This is the watch,” he said, rolling up his sleeves.
“It’s a similar design, and I really like it,” Oh said.
Oh led LG to victory in the five-game Korean Series (KS) against the KT Wiz last month, going 6-for-19 with a .316 batting average, three home runs and eight RBIs, and was named MVP by the media, who overwhelmingly voted for him.
In addition to the MVP prize of 10 million won, Oh received a “legendary Rolex watch” bequeathed to him by the late former LG Group Chairman Koo Bon-moo.
In 1998, Koo bought the expensive Rolex watch, which cost about 80 million won at the time, and gave it to the team, saying, “If you win the championship, give it to the KS MVP.” The watch was locked in a safe for a long time until LG won the championship and found its owner.
“The watch is a relic of the previous chairman,” Oh said after the win, “I can’t kick it. I will donate it for everyone to see.”
He received the watch at a victory celebration last month and promptly returned it to Chairman Koo Kwang-mo.
Nowadays, Oh has been enjoying his “new watch” gifted by Koo. He continues to celebrate his victory by winning trophies at various awards and events.
“Even now, when I lie down in bed, I think of KS,” he said proudly, “but now I will put down the memory of winning KS and start preparing for next season.”
On the same day, Oh received the Best Keystone Award alongside teammate Shin Min-jae.
“This award means a lot to me,” he said, “My partner (LG’s second baseman) has changed a lot over the years, and I think Min-jae seized the opportunity well. I hope we can continue to play well together in the future.” 온라인카지노