’61’ Kwak Bin, who blocked the tiger corps, “I will do half of Park Chan-ho” [WBC]
- on Feb 20, 2023
“I will do half as much as Park Chan-ho.”
Kwak Bin took the mound as the third pitcher for the national team in a practice game against the KIA Tigers held at Kino Veteran Memorial Stadium in Tucson, Arizona on the 20th (Korean time).
On this day,메이저놀이터 Kwak Bin dealt with 5 batters and blocked it cleanly without allowing a single on-base. He scored two strikeouts with a fastball of 148 km / h.
After the game, Kwak Bin said in an interview, “My arm has been bad for the past two years, so I always started playing catch at the end of January, but this time I started throwing it in mid-December last year and it was fine.” I did,” he said.
From last season, coach Lee Kang-cheol paid attention to Kwak Bin’s performance even though he was a player from another team, and praised him sparingly. Kwak Bin did not let go of his guard until he wore the Taegeuk mark. He said, “I didn’t want to be arrogant until the national team was confirmed.
What was the WBC official ball like? Kwak Bin explained, “I don’t know about other breaking balls, but the official ball was slippery, so the changeup was definitely missing.
Kwak Bin’s national team number is 61. When asked about his role model, Kwak Bin said, “I wanted to wear number 47. (I) Seong-beom had an older brother, so I wore number 61 (laughs).”
Kwak Bin started pitching earlier than usual by participating in the WBC. Is there any burden? Kwak Bin said, “I’ve never started a season so quickly, so it’s a lot of pressure, but I’m the first national team member and I hope for good results for our team. We’ll all throw together and achieve our goal.”