Overseas media are also paying attention to Koo Dae-seong, who came to the mound at the age of 53 only.
‘MLB.com’ paid attention to his baseball life and passion for baseball through an interview with Koo Dae-sung on the 8th (Korean time).
In an interview with the media conducted via video call, Koo Dae-seong said, “I wanted to show that age does not affect performance,” he said about why he took the mound at the age of 53.
Koo Dae-sung joined Geelong Korea in the Australian Pro League last January and recorded 2 1/3 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and 2 runs in 3 games. With this appearance, he broke the record for the oldest appearance in Australian professional baseball.먹튀검증
His appearance became a hot topic not only in Korea but also in the United States. MLB.com also conveyed his pitching through its homepage and social media.
Koo Dae-seong, who pitched in one game in the 2018-19 season when he was coach of Geelong Korea, said, “I practice pitching whenever I get a chance,” and said he was preparing for an opportunity that would come again.
MLB.com starts with the scene where he hit a double and home slide against Randy Johnson, then a member of the New York Yankees, in 2005 during the New York Mets. He highlighted his brilliant career in Japan and Australia.
Others’ evaluations were also introduced. An anonymous batter who dealt with him said, “He is a difficult pitcher to deal with because he has a deception. The ball comes in from behind his eyes and he can throw it anywhere he wants,” explaining why it is difficult to deal with Goo Dae-sung.
Ryu Hyun-jin, who received a changeup from Koo Dae-sung during his time at the Hanwha Eagles, said, “He is a person who has had a great impact on my career. He not only taught me the ball, but also taught me many things as a mentor.”
Daesung Koo hasn’t used the word ‘retirement’ yet. Although he was surprised that his backing attracted attention in the United States, he expressed confidence, saying, “My left arm is still fine.”
“My goal is to throw anything as long as possible before I can throw it,” he said. It doesn’t matter if I can use my arms to play the baseball I love, whether here or in Korea,” he said, emphasizing that his goal is to play baseball for as long as possible.