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“53-year-old Dae-seong Koo is still blocking hitters.”
On the 21st (hereafter Korean time), the Major League Baseball (MLB) announced on social media that it was ‘Daeseong Undefeated’ who returned to active duty from Australian Professional Baseball (ABL). ‘ Koo Dae-seong (Geelong Korea) was illuminated.
On the 16th, Geelong Korea officially announced that “Koo Dae-sung, the first coach of Geelong Korea, has officially joined the team” and that “he will play an active role as a player, not as a coaching staff”, and reported the news of Koo Dae-sung’s return to active duty.
Through Geelong Korea, Koo Dae-seong said, “I am able to wear the Geelong Korea uniform again because coach Lee Byeong-gyu and the club gave me permission.” revealed
Next, Koo Dae-seong said, “I kept building my body so that I could throw about 130 km. I want to help my junior players who will be running with me even a little.” And Koo Dae-sung showed up in a match against the Adelaide Giants held at Decolor Australia Stadium in Adelaide, Australia on the 19th.
Koo Dae-seong, who did not have a uniform, climbed the mound wearing a uniform with the name of Seo Jun-won (Lotte Giants) engraved on it in the bottom of the 8th inning, where he was trailing 0-7. Goo Dae-seong was alive and well. The maximum speed was only 117 km, but Koo Dae-sung struck out the first out count by throwing a slider to the first batter, Riggs Wingrove.
Continuing, Koo Dae-seong turned pinch hitter Liam Bull into a shortstop ground ball and quickly accumulated an out count. And for the follow-up hitter, Ryan January, he stabbed the ball into the strike zone near his body, narrowed down the looking strikeout, and ended the inning with a three-way strikeout.
스포츠토토 Major League Baseball posted a thumbs up on social media, along with a video of Koo Dae-sung’s pitching scene, saying, “The 53-year-old pitcher is still pitching.” erected
Koo Dae-seong started his professional life after being selected in the first round by the Binggrae Eagles (currently Hanwha Eagles) in the 1993 rookie draft. In 569 games in the KBO League, he recorded 67 wins, 71 losses, 18 holds, 214 saves, and an ERA of 2.85.
Koo Dae-seong, who climbed the mound while serving as the first coach of Geelong Korea in the 2019-2020 season, once again demonstrated his strength by pitching against active players despite his advanced age of 53. How far can Goo Dae-sung’s endless challenges go?