‘SSG Seo Dong-min’s wife’ Kim Yeon-yeon “My husband’s retirement decision was heartwarming”
Seo Dong-min, 29, a right-handed pitcher for the SSG Landers in the Korean baseball league, and Kim Yeon-yeon, 29, a libero for the Hyundai E&C women’s professional volleyball team, are a famous “athlete couple” in the professional sports world.
The two athletes, both from Daegu, tied the knot last July after a long relationship.
They have enjoyed a beautiful marriage as husband and wife, companions, and comrades in the same field.
Despite their different sports, they have been a great support for each other.
Even when Seo Dong-min recently decided to retire, Kim Yeon-yeon respected her husband’s decision and supported his new life.
When asked about Seo’s retirement after the 2023-2024 women’s professional volleyball team’s home match against GS Caltex at Suwon Gymnasium on June 26, Kim said, “It was a strange feeling. It was heartbreaking,” she said, adding, “I think it’s great that he decided to retire after playing baseball for so long.”
“I told my husband that it’s been a struggle. The competition is very fierce, and I told my husband that it was great that I had endured it so far,” she said modestly.
“People are the coolest when they focus on their main job, and it’s a shame that I won’t be able to see him compete in the future,” Kim Yeon-yeon said, adding, “I will support him more now that he has to start something else.”
Seo made his professional baseball debut in 2014 when he was selected in the sixth round of the second round of the KBO First-Year Player Draft by SSG’s predecessor, the SK Wyverns.
After a long career in obscurity, Seo appeared in 20 games last season, posting a 1-1 record with five saves and a 2.57 ERA to help SSG win the overall title.
This season, however, he has only appeared in two games at the first team level, and in the second team, he has a 2-1 record with two saves and a 3.59 ERA.
Although his performance was not bad, Seo Dong-min decided to retire, and SSG revealed the news on April 24. 토토사이트