‘Invincible’ Dae-seong Koo (54) is a legend in the KBO League who has a record of 67 wins, 71 losses, 214 saves, and an average ERA of 2.85 with 18 holds.
In 1993, he joined Binggrae (predecessor of Hanwha) as the first designated player. He transferred to Japanese professional baseball Orix in 2001 and played for four years, and also played for the New York Mets in the major leagues. He returned to Hanwha in 2006 and was with Korean fans again until 2010.
With his active retirement in the KBO League, he entered the Australian League and played for the Sydney Blue Sox for two years from 2014. Koo Dae-seong, who made a big impact in Korean baseball history, was selected as one of the 40 Legends of the 40th anniversary of the KBO.
Koo Dae-seong, who took the helm of the 1st season of Geelong Korea in the Australian professional baseball team, praised Song Chan-eui (LG), who was the home run king of the exhibition games.
Koo Dae-seong, who threw the first pitcher ahead of the home game against Auckland’s Tuatara on the 14th, sat in the stands and watched the game. Song Chan-eui snatched a two-run homer from opposing starter Toru Murata with two outs and first base in the third inning when the match was 2-2.
Koo Dae-sung appeared on Geelong Korea’s official YouTube channel, ‘GKTV’, and shared his impressions of watching the match. When asked, “Please pick one pitcher and hitter who are most impressive in Geelong Korea,” he said, “As for Hanwha’s left-handed pitcher (Oh Se-hoon) and hitter, LG’s No. 4 player (Song Chan-eui) stood out the most.”
He especially praised Song Chan-yi. Koo Dae-seong added, “I don’t know because I haven’t seen much of Korean professional baseball, but I think he’s a player who can do enough. Overall, he seemed like the best player.”
After graduating from Sunrin Internet High School, Song Chan-eui, who was nominated for the 2nd 7th round by LG in 2018, was recognized for his potential with a 2021 스포츠토토 Futures League batting average of 301 (44 hits in 146 at-bats), 7 homers, 23 RBIs, 32 points and 6 steals, and finished camp He caught the attention of former coach Ryu Ji-hyeon in last year’s spring camp and showed destructive power in last year’s demonstration game.
Song Chan-eui participated in 12 exhibition games and played an active role with a batting average of 2.8 2 (11 hits in 39 at-bats), 6 home runs, 10 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.112. He hit a home run against aces such as Kim Gwang-hyeon (SSG) and Lee Young-ha (Doosan) and climbed to the top of the exhibition game home run.
Due to his performance in the demonstration game, he was included in the lineup for the opening match, but his disappointment was greater than expected in the first team stage. Last year, he finished the season with a batting average of 2.36 (17 hits in 72 at-bats), 3 homers, 10 RBIs and 8 runs in 33 regular season games. Song Chan-eui, a one-man show in Australian professional baseball. He is already looking forward to what he will show on the domestic stage this season.