Even at the age of 54, it is easy to run 130 km… Koo Dae-seong said, “Baseball is always with me.”
The official SNS of the US Major League expressed this over a pitching video of a middle-aged gentleman in his 50s. It’s because he couldn’t hide his surprise when he saw the scene where he tied up hitters the size of his son.
Born in 1969, fifty-four in our age.토토사이트 A lot of years have passed since Lee Seung-yeop (47) and Park Jin-man (47), who are 7 years younger than him, became the command towers this year.
However, his passion for baseball is second to none. The fastball that exceeded 150km per hour in the past and the backdoor slider that danced profusely have disappeared, but it still emits majesty on the mound with its skill and control. This is the story of Koo Dae-seong (54), the “legendary left-hander” in professional baseball.
On the last day of January, I met Koo Dae-seong, who surprised baseball fans by making a surprise appearance in the Australian Baseball League (ABL) over the phone. Koo Dae-seong, who currently lives in Sydney, said, “At first, I visited the stadium to cheer on the juniors who came from far away to Australia. However, he received an offer to try pitching and stepped on the mound,” he laughed.
The surprise appearance was made wearing the uniform of Geelong Korea (a club related to Geelong, an Australian city where promising Korean players were dispatched). Geelong Korea, which was suspended for two years in the aftermath of Corona 19, was reorganized this winter. Since November of last year, new stars from each club, such as Song Chan-eui (24, LG Twins), Jang Jae-young (21, Kiwoom Heroes), and Kim Jin-wook (21, Lotte Giants), have gathered to digest the ABL schedule.
Koo Dae-seong, who was in charge of the Geelong Korea headquarters four years ago, could not sit still. He flew to the Geelong Korea Stadium to encourage his juniors. However, coach Lee Byeong-gyu (49) suggested that he join the senior team, and Koo Dae-seong readily accepted it, and the real sortie was completed.
Goo Dae-sung said, “Actually, I am constantly exercising at home. He does basic weight training and running as well as catch ball. Also, set up a net at a distance of 70m and practice throwing accurately,” he said. You can say that baseball is still with me.”
A professional baseball legend who returned to the mound with 214 saves (5th all-time). There was no change in terms of skill. Last month he pitched 3 games against the Adelaide Giants, going 2 1/2 innings, giving up 1 hit, 2 strikeouts and no runs. The moment when the 54-year-old pitcher’s ‘sense of overseas topic’ shined. The record for the oldest appearance in the ABL was ‘of course’ changed.