A 53-year-old pitcher appeared in Geelong Korea.
Geelong Korea put pitcher Koo Dae-seong on the mound in the bottom of the 8th inning after trailing 0-7 against the Adelaide Giants in the Australian League held at the Diamond Sports Stadium in West Beach, Adelaide, Australia on the 19th.
Dae-seong Koo, the first coach of Geelong Korea, was registered as a surprise player in January 2019 and took the mound against Brisbane on January 20, recording one hit and no runs in one inning. It was his first real appearance in four years.
Koo Dae-seong, who made his debut in the KBO League in 1993 as the first pick for the Binggrae Eagles, recorded 67 wins, 71 losses, 214 saves, and an average ERA of 2.85 in 569 KBO games until Hanwha in 2010. He also played in overseas leagues such as Orix Blue Wave, New York Mets, and Sydney Blue Sox.
Before starting the mound, Koo Dae-seong, who expressed his determination, said, “I have been working on my body so that I can throw about 130km. I want to help my junior players who will be playing with me even a little, and I will throw as many innings as possible to help the team.” Relaxed. 안전놀이터
In the bottom of the 8th inning, Koo Dae-seong struck out Rickson Wingrove on a swing with a 115km body slider. He then put out pinch hitter Liam Bull with a shortstop grounder. Koo Dae-seong turned pinch hitter Ryan January into a side looking strikeout and recorded a clean three-way strike. The number of pitches was 19.
His highest speed was 117 km, but he had the upper hand in the fight against batters with his fast pitching tempo and unique deception. Prior to Koo Dae-seong’s appearance on the pitch that day, three Geelong Korean pitchers had a hard time giving up 11 walks, but it seemed like there was a lot to learn from the senior’s pitching, which easily exceeded 1,000 people in one inning.
On this day, starting pitcher Kim Jin-wook (Lotte) recorded 3 runs (2 earned runs) with 3 hits, 5 strikeouts and 3 walks in 4 innings. A walk in the 2nd inning and Ian Walters’ 2 RBIs in the 4th inning and a timely double allowed a run were all included in the walk. Third pitcher Lee Tae-gyu (KIA) also gave up 5 walks in 2 innings. Geelong Korea lost 0-7.