Choi Ji-man, who was moved by the surprise event of the Tampa Bay club, said, “The five years we spent together are the best time in my life.”

 Choi Ji-man, who is active in the Pittsburgh Pirates, expressed his gratitude to the former club and fans for their hospitality. 

Choi Ji-man, who was moved to the 60-day injured list due to an Achilles tendon injury in his left foot, was accompanied by the Pittsburgh club for an away game against the Tampa Bay Rays held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on the 3rd (hereafter Korean time). 

Tampa Bay is a team Choi Ji-man played for 5 years from 2018 to last year. He appeared in 414 career games, batting . 

He recorded 19 home runs and 63 RBIs in 2019, setting a new personal record for most home runs and RBIs in a single season, and hitting double-digit homers for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022. To Choi Ji-man, Tampa Bay was a team full of good memories. 

The Tampa Bay team prepared a thank-you video for Choi Ji-man, who devoted himself to the team for five years, and the fans welcomed him with great applause. After the video ended, Choi Ji-man came out of the dugout, took off his hat, and greeted the audience. 스포츠토토

Choi Ji-man, who was deeply moved by the hospitality of his former club and fans, expressed his gratitude on his Instagram on the 7th.

He said, “Thank you very much to the Tampa Bay fans. The five years we spent together were the best and most memorable time of my life. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. I wish you only good things and hope to see you again soon.” 

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