“It would have been very helpful in dealing with foreign players”
Geelong Korea of the Australian Professional Baseball League has returned after completing all season schedules. Geelong Korea finished the season in 7th place with 13 wins and 27 losses. It was the best performance since the 2018-19 season when I first participated in the league. He also recorded the most consecutive victories (4 consecutive victories) and the most points scored in a game with 23 points.
On the afternoon of the 23rd, coach Lee Byeong-gyu, who returned to Korea through Incheon International Airport, met with reporters and said, “As I said when I left for Australia, they are players who haven’t played many games in Korea. They allowed me to play what I wanted to do on the field.” I talked a lot about doing what I wanted to do. During the game, I saw the players looking for their own,” he said, expressing his feelings at the end of the season.
For players who had little experience in Korea, the biggest experience was dealing with foreign players in every game. Coach Lee Byeong-gyu said, “I had little experience dealing with foreign players, but I dealt with foreign players every day here. Even if I met a foreign player in Korea, I wouldn’t feel ‘unfamiliar’ or ‘unfamiliar’.” It would have helped me a lot because I would know all the parts.”
Song Chan-eui (LG Twins) and Ha Jae-hoon (SSG Landers) stood out in this season’s hitting. The two players are players who entered a lot of bats in the first team last season. Song Chan-eui recorded 33 hits in 102 at-bats, 7 homers, 24 RBIs, a batting average of 0.324 OPS and 0.979. Jaehoon Ha recorded 22 hits in 72 at-bats, 11 homers, 18 RBIs, a batting average of 0.306 and an OPS of 1.146. Coach Lee Byeong-gyu opened his mouth about the performance of Kim Kyu-seong (KIA Tigers) along with the two players. Kim Kyu-seong performed well with 27 hits in 96 at-bats, 3 homers, 13 RBIs, a batting average of 0.281 and an OPS of 0.764.
Coach Lee Byeong-gyu said, “안전놀이터 Song Chan-eui and Ha Jae-hoon are players with a lot of experience in the first team. They are good players on their own, so I explained it in one point for a moment.” gave,” he said.
“There were also pitchers who pitched fewer innings. The starting pitcher made them throw a lot of innings anyway,” he added. .
Head coach Lee Byeong-gyu is now the head coach of the Samsung Lions. Lee Byeong-gyu, who left LG and started a new job at Samsung, said, “I broke up with the team I worked for for 23 years without saying goodbye. Thank you for all this time. I will not change my mind.” I don’t think it’s bad to experience it in many places if you’re a coach.”