’54-year-old’ Koo Dae-seong stands on the mound again in the Australian League… “I have built a body to throw 130km”

Koo Dae-seong (54), the ‘invincible great’, stands on the mound again.

The Geelong Korea team, which is participating in the Australian Professional Baseball (ABL), said on the 16th, “Gu Dae-seong, the first coach of Geelong Korea, has officially joined the team. He said, “I will be active as a player, not as a coaching staff.” Koo Dae-seong is scheduled to take the mound in the last four consecutive matches of the 2022-2023 season against the Adelaide Giants, which will be held on the 19th and 22nd.

Koo Dae-seong will be on the mound for the first time in 4 years after the 2018-2019 season. As manager of Geelong Korea at the time, he took the mound against the Brisbane Bandits on January 20, 2019 and recorded one scoreless inning. If he starts against Adelaide on the 19th and 22nd, he is expected to break the record for the oldest pitcher in the ABL. Currently, the oldest pitcher in the ABL is Chris Oxspring (46), a Sydney Blue Sox coach and player who played for the LG Twins, Lotte Giants and KT Wiz in the past. Oxspring, born in 1977, is 8 years younger than Koo Dae-sung, born in 1969. 카지노사이트

Koo Dae-seong said, “I can wear the Geelong Korea uniform again because Geelong Korea coach Lee Byeong-gyu and the club gave me permission. He made his debut on the professional stage (Binggrae Eagles) in 1993, so he has been able to fill 30 years with this appearance.” I want to help even a little bit the junior players who will play together, and I will throw as many innings as possible to help the team.”

It is not the first time Koo Dae-sung has worked with Lee. He never played for a team in the KBO League, but won a bronze medal with the national team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The two also advanced to the semifinals of the 1st World Baseball Classic (WBC) in 2006.

Geelong Korea, currently 4th in the ABL Southwest Division with 13 wins and 22 losses, and 6th out of 8 teams, will play an away game against Melbourne Aces on the 17th and finish this season with 4 away matches against Adelaide. The Geelong Korea team will return home through Incheon International Airport on the 23rd.

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