“This is why I chose you” Kwak Bin, wearing number 61 and dreaming of a Korean express

 Kwak Bin of the national team was selected as the MVP.

On the 20th (Korean time), the Korean WBC baseball team held a practice game against the KIA Tigers at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona, USA.스포츠토토

12-6 national team victory. The national team won two consecutive victories following an 8-2 victory over NC on the 17th. 

On this day, Kwak Bin received a passing grade in his first actual appearance. He did not allow a single walk against five batters. 

Kwak Bin climbed the mound in the 3rd inning, leading 6-3, and grounders Hwang Dae-in and Kim Seok-hwan in succession, then caught Ryu Ji-hyeok as a floating ball in left field and quickly filled 3 out counts.

Kwak Bin, who was unable to complete the set number of pitches by handling three batters so quickly, continued to strike out Woo-hyuk Byun and Seung-taek Han on swings in succession to end the inning. The highest speed of fastball was 148 km. 

Kwak Bin also showed satisfaction with his appearance on the day, and coach Lee Kang-cheol also selected Kwak Bin as MVP among pitchers.

Kwak Bin, who wears number 47 in Doosan, has Na Seong-beom taking number 47, and has been engraved with number 61, the symbol of “Korean Express” Park Chan-ho.

Kwak Bin said, “Since I engraved number 61, I will do half of Park Chan-ho’s. I have a vague memory that my senior pitched well at the 2006 WBC,” he said, adding a special meaning to the number. 

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