“They’re the reason I’m playing baseball so well. I hope they will contact me.”
NC Dinos infielder Do Tae-hoon, 30, started in the No. 9 spot in the lineup against the Changwon Hanwha on April 26 and went 4-for-4 with three doubles, a home run and four RBIs to lead the team to an 11-0 victory. After taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, he hit a two-run double with the bases loaded to set the stage for the big inning. NC scored six runs in the second inning alone, including a two-run double by Do. The game was tilted early.
In the bottom of the inning, Do Tae-hoon came back to bat with the bases loaded with a single to right, and in the top of the seventh, with the bases loaded, he hit a solo shot to right field off Han Seung-joo to make it an 11-run game 토토사이트.
Do has been the lifeblood of the infield this season and is off to the best start of his career in his eighth year. He has played every position in the infield except shortstop this year and is batting 3-for-6 (22-for-72) with two home runs, nine RBIs and an .850 OPS in 36 games. Despite the departures of Park Seok-min, Oh Young-soo, and other corner infielders, Do Tae-hoon has filled the void and is proving to be a force to be reckoned with even when the original starters return.
However, this performance could have come about by accident. In the early morning hours of September 12, the last day of the Chuseok holiday last year, Do Tae-hoon was driving back to Changwon after visiting his home in Busan when he was involved in a rear-end collision with a drunk driver who was driving in reverse on the highway. It was a dizzying and dangerous situation, with the car overturning. Luckily, the driver’s car hit the passenger side, not the driver’s side, and with the help of passersby, Do Tae-hoon was able to avoid a major accident.
Do was hospitalized for a short time due to concerns about the after-effects, but after recovering well, he returned to the first team roster on the 30th. He has continued to perform well this year.
However, Do Tae-hoon brought up the subject of the car accident again after the game on April 26 through the club. He wanted to convey a message that he wanted to find the people who helped him during the accident.
“It’s not related to today’s game, but there’s something I really want to say,” he began, “In September last year, I had a car accident in which I collided with a reversing car and my car overturned. At that time, there were people who helped me by risking a second accident on the highway, but I was too busy with the accident to thank them,” he explained.
“I always thought that I should thank them, and now that everything has been finalized, I contacted the police department to ask for their contact information, but there was no contact information left, so I was thinking a lot about what I should do,” he said. “I think that I am able to play baseball today because of them. If they see this, I hope they will contact me through the organization. I want to see them and thank them,” he said, conveying a plea to find a lifesaver.
Do Tae-hoon is eager to express his gratitude to the person who made his baseball career blossom.