Major League Baseball team the Toronto Blue Jays have signed South Korean professional baseball pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu. Ryu currently plays for the Blue Jays.
His past teams in Major League Baseball include the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Hanwha Eagles of the KBO League.
Ryu made history by being the first Korean pitcher to start a game in the World Series. In 2019, he was chosen to participate in the All-Star Game for the very first time in his career.
On March 25th, 1987, Ryu was born in Incheon, which is located in South Korea. Ryu learned to pitch with his left hand since his father purchased a glove designed for a left-handed batter that is worn on the right hand.
In 2005, he was the ace pitcher for his club and helped them win the Blue Dragon Open National High School Championship. During that season, he went 22 straight innings without allowing a run.
He plans to earn a master’s degree in community physical education when he finishes his studies. Ryu is a left-handed pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 meters) tall and weighs 255 pounds.
His ability to precisely place his pitches inside the strike zone has garnered a lot of attention recently. Throughout his Major League Baseball career,
he had a BB/9 of 2.0. Ryu was the only pitcher born in Asia with a career-earning run average of less than 3.00 as of the 2019 season.
Meet Jae-Cheon Ryu and Seung-Soon Park
Hyun Jin Ryu’s parents are Jae-Cheon Ryu and Seung-Soon Park. His parents have supported his work since he was a little child. His loving father gave him a left-handed glove that will aid him in his baseball career.