Koo Dae-seong, who was the first coach of Geelong Korea, returned to active duty after four years and climbed the mound. Koo Dae-sung joined the team ahead of the match against the Adelaide Giants in the 10th round. Koo Dae-seong pitched in three games and struck out two without an earned run in 2⅓ innings. Koo Dae-sung has become the oldest pitcher in the Australian Professional Baseball League. The previous record was held by Chris Oxspring, who played for the LG Twins, Lotte Giants and KT Wiz.
The news of Koo Dae-sung’s return to active duty was also conveyed through social media (SNS) in the US Major League Baseball. The major leagues admired the scene of Koo Dae-seong pitching, saying, “The 53-year-old pitcher still throws the ball.
Head coach Lee Byung-gyu, who led Geelong Korea, returned home through Incheon International Airport on the 23rd. Coach Lee Byeong-gyu, who met with the reporters, said, “Senior Koo Dae-seong came to see me. I saw the players throwing batting balls and training, and I could see that they wanted to throw (on the mound).” I said, and he came,” revealing the background of Koo Dae-sung’s return to active duty. 안전놀이터
Director Lee Byeong-gyu was also surprised by Goo Dae-sung’s passion. He said, “He had passion. I think juniors would feel that way too,” he said.
He continued, “I think the players also felt it. I also thought that I had to work hard. I also felt respect for doing it with such passion.” told
KIA Tigers left-handed pitcher Choi Ji-min, who joined Geelong Korea this time and played an active role, also commented on Koo Dae-sung, “It was difficult to approach him because he is a legendary senior. Still, I asked a lot of questions and listened to a lot of advice. I asked because I wanted to throw a perfect changeup. He told me to try various grips and find a grip that suits him,” he said.