Daesung’s invincibility is not over. 53-year-old middle-aged pitcher Koo Dae-seong also paid attention to the official website of the major leagues. 메이저사이트
On the 7th (hereinafter Korean time), ‘MLB.com’ said, ‘The 53-year-old Dae-seong Koo, who might throw forever, debuted in 1993 and is still active.’ reported on the status of Born on August 2, 1969, Koo Dae-sung is only 53 years old as his birthday has not passed.
MLB.com said, ‘Koo Dae-sung. If you’re a New York Mets fan, that name might stick around in your head. The scene of hitting a double to Randy Johnson and digging home on a bunt appears on social media 1-3 times a year,’ he said, introducing a famous scene in the major leagues in 2005.
On May 22 of the same year, Koo Dae-seong, who pitched in relief in the 6th inning against the New York Yankees, hit Randy Johnson, the best pitcher of the time, with a double that was taller than center fielder in the 7th at-bat. When second base Jose Reyes bunt continued safely, Koo passed through third base and rushed home, making a safe with a short shot and even scored a wedge that ran away to 3-0. It was the moment that turned Shey Stadium, the home stadium, into a crucible of enthusiasm.
Koo Dae-sung, who responded to the interview as an interpreter for his son, said, “When people think of me, they talk about that game a lot.” However, Koo Dae-seong, who suffered a shoulder injury during the sliding process, posted an ERA of 3.91 in 6 holds in 33 games, and returned to the Hanwha Eagles in the KBO League the following year, ending his short but intense career in the major leagues for a year.
Koo Dae-sung, who is introduced on MLB.com with this scene, became a hot topic this time for something different. It was because of the surprise pitch he showed in Australia last month. Koo Dae-seong recorded 2 runs (no earned) in 3 games, 2⅓ innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts, with Geelong Korea last month. He showed a pitch that was unbelievable for a 53-year-old pitcher with a maximum speed of 123 km and slow control. “My left arm is still alive,” said Koo Dae-sung with a smile.
According to MLB.com, Koo Dae-sung was 35 years old when he had his magic moment against Randy Johnson for the Mets in 2005. He has already been active as a star in Korea and Japan for 11 years, and even after leaving the Mets, he did not stop pitching. ‘After retiring from the KBO, he once again crossed the continent and joined the Australian league. He won the Relief Pitcher of the Year award twice while posting an earned run average of 2.15 in five seasons,’ explains Koo Dae-sung’s endless journey.
Koo Dae-seong, who virtually retired at the end of 2015, returned to the mound as the coach of Geelong Korea for the 2018-2019 season. “Most of the team members were in their 20s or early 30s. They are surprised that I have returned. It was unexpected,” he recalled. At the time, I thought it would be the last pitch to be blocked with one inning scoreless, but this time I climbed the mound again after four years and wrote the oldest record in Australia.
Koo Dae-seong said, “I have always practiced pitching so that I can throw it whenever I get a chance.” The ball was so slow that batters didn’t seem to know what to do,” he said. “I want to show that there is no age limit. Whether in Australia or Korea, until I can use my arms, I want to do what I love, throwing a ball, for as long as possible.