Correspondent Lee Dae-ho = ‘Dae-seong’s undefeated’ Koo Dae-seong (54)’s start is a hot topic in the American professional baseball Major League (MLB).
On the 19th of last month, Koo Dae-seong played a return game on the mound as a member of Geelong Korea of the Australian Professional Baseball League (ABL), striking out two runs in one inning and striking out.
He then appeared in two more games, ending the season with two runs scored in three games, 2⅓ innings.
On the 7th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of American professional baseball, highlighted Koo Dae-sung’s performance under the title, ‘A player who might throw forever’.
After passing through Korea and Japan, he made it to the big leagues as a member of the New York Mets in 2005, and presented unforgettable memories to Mets fans.
He hit a double against Hall of Fame pitcher “Big Unit” Randy Johnson (60), and when the follow-up batter bunt, he boldly dug home from second base.
In a video interview with MLB.com, Koo Dae-seong said, “Many people still talk about that game.”
The following year, in 2006, he participated as the Korean national team in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and contributed to the legend of the semifinals. 카지노
MLB.com introduced, “Goo Dae-sung was so strong in Japan that his nickname was ‘Japanese killer’.”
Korean baseball reached its heyday by advancing to the semifinals of the tournament and finishing runner-up in the second tournament in 2009.
After that, in two tournaments, 2013 and 2017, he suffered the defeat of being eliminated in the first round, and seeks revenge at the 5th WBC scheduled to open next month.
Daesung Koo said, “The WBC is a great tournament for baseball fans. It helps spread the world around the world about your love for baseball and its role in society.”
Koo Dae-seong, who thought he had completely left the mound at the end of 2019, recently caught the ball again wearing a Geelong Korea uniform.
Coach Lee Byeong-kyu of Geelong Korea, which lacked pitchers, requested the return of Koo Dae-seong, who had served in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2006 WBC national team.
Although his top speed was only about 120km/h, he proved that he was still competitive on the mound with his unique pitching form and exquisite speed control ability.
Koo Dae-seong revealed the secret to his success, saying, “The ball is so slow (Australia League) that batters don’t seem to know what to do.”
Having changed the record for the oldest appearance in the Australian League, he made it clear that he had no plans to retire, saying, “My goal is to throw the ball for as long as possible wherever I am. Wherever it is, I want to use my arms for what I love.”