Goo Dae-sung, who is known as the ‘Daeseong Undefeated’, is back on the mound. Born in 1969, he made a surprise comeback as an active player at the age of 54.
Australian Professional Baseball (ABL) Geelong Korea announced on the 16th that Koo Dae-sung joined the team and announced that he would be playing as a player, not as a coaching staff. He is scheduled to take the mound in the last series of round 10 against the Adelaide Giants, which will be held on the 19th and 22nd. He is eight years older than Chris Okspring, the oldest pitcher born in 1977, who serves as the playing coach for the Sydney Blue Sox.
Koo Dae-seong, who experienced professional baseball in Korea, the U.S. and Japan, and played an active role as the best left-handed pitcher of the time, retired from the KBO League in 2010 after playing for the Hanwha Eagles. At the time, he was only 41 years old. The following year, Koo Dae-seong, who immigrated to Australia with his family, continued his playing career in the then newly launched Australian League.
He posted 35 saves while playing five seasons from 2014 to 2015 as a member of Sydney. He effectively retired after playing active duty until the age of 46 in 2015. On January 20, 2019, when he was coach of Geelong Korea, he made a surprise appearance against the Brisbane Bandits and made headlines with a scoreless inning. At the time, he was 49 years old, and it was a strong event character. 카지노
This time around, the season is almost over, so it’s more like an event. But even at the age of 54, getting on the mound at the pro level is a big deal in itself. Koo Dae-seong said confidently, “I have been building my body so that I can throw about 130 km.”
As of the 16th, Geelong Korea, which is 6th out of 8 teams in both major leagues with 13 wins and 21 losses, suffered from pitching throughout the season. The team’s ERA is 6.09, the highest among the eight teams. As the season progresses, pitching power is depleted, and tough games continue. In particular, on the 12th to 15th, the mound collapsed with a total of 42 runs in 4 consecutive matches against Auckland Tuatara. The game was repeated with 16 and 13 conceded runs.
In a difficult situation, Goo Dae-seong climbs the mound to save his juniors. Koo Dae-seong, who has been 30 years since his professional debut in 1993, said, “I want to help my junior players who will play together. I will try to throw as many innings as possible to help the team.