“I was surprised by the refusal to pitch.”

Coach Manabu Fujita (58), who coached Koo Dae-seong as a pitching coach at the Orix Blue Wave (now the Orix Buffaloes) from 2002 to 2003, said in an interview with Japanese baseball media ‘Full Count’ on the 23rd that he remembered the memories of Koo Dae-seong (54). remembered

Koo Dae-seong is a KBO league legend pitcher who recorded 67 wins, 71 losses, 18 holds, 214 saves, and 1,221 strikeouts in 569 games and 1128⅔ innings. After being nominated for the first time by the Hanwha Eagles (former Binggrae Eagles) in 1993, he is a franchise star who only played for Hanwha except for the period of overseas expansion.

Ahead of the 2001 season, Koo Dae-seong joined Orix and started his overseas career in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). Koo Dae-seong, who went back and forth between starting pitcher and bullpen in his first year of Japanese baseball, stood out as a full-time starting pitcher in his second year.

In 22 appearances, he went 5-7 with a 2.52 earned run average in 146⅓ innings. The team stayed at the bottom of the Pacific League with 50 matches, 3 draws and 87 losses, but Koo Dae-seong led the team’s starting lineup, ranking second overall in average ERA in the Pacific League.

Coach Fujita recalled that time and introduced an anecdote with Koo Dae-sung. At the time, Koo Dae-seong was competing for the title with teammate Masahiko Kaneda (54) for the No. 1 ERA. With the rankings confirmed, the team struggled with Koo Dae-sung and Kaneda’s chance to start at the end of the season.헤라카지노

At that time, Goo Dae-sung showed consideration. Coach Fujita said, “Dae-seong Koo asked me, ‘I have experience winning titles in Korea. I want Kaneda to win the title in average ERA.’

In the end, Kaneda won the title with an ERA of 2.50, and Koo Dae-sung finished second with an ERA of 2.52. The media shed light on the time, saying, “The fight for the ERA title between two left-handed pitchers, Koo Dae-seong and Kaneda, who played on the same team in 2002, is an unforgettable memory for coach Fujita.”

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