Should Lee Dae-ho’s retirement be overturned?
‘Kang Cheol-ho’, who competes in the WBC, is in trouble. 1st baseman.
Until a few years ago, Korea was lined with giant guns such as Lee Seung-yeop, Lee Dae-ho, and Park Byeong-ho.
Thanks to them, Korea has achieved relatively good results in international competitions. Lee Seung-yeop and Lee Dae-ho were the main players of the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Lee Dae-ho and Park Byung-ho showed off the power of the Geopo without regret at the 2015 Premier12 competition.
In particular, Lee Seung-yeop and Lee Dae-ho played an active part in the rivalry match against Japan. Lee Seung-yeop hit a come-from-behind home run in the semi-finals of the Beijing Olympics, and Lee Dae-ho also drove Tokyo Dome into silence with a timely come-from-behind hit in the semi-finals of the Premier 12. Both landed decisive blows when needed.
Park Byeong-ho scored a large 3-pointer at 130m in the final match against the United States.
However, Lee Seung-yeop and Lee Dae-ho are no longer there. Lee Seung-yeop retired in 2017 and Lee Dae-ho put down the baseball bangmai in 2022. 토토사이트
As they fell, first base became loose. 37-year-old Park Byeong-ho is holding on, but he doesn’t have the same destructive power as before. In addition, the aftermath of the injury requires management.
There is Kang Baek-ho, but the defense is unstable. Hitting is also not as good as before.
That’s why it is Kang Cheol-ho’s wish that only major leaguer Choi Ji-man is needed.
However, Choi Ji-man has
to get approval from the Pittsburgh Pirates because of each bone fracture. Choi Ji-man and director Lee Kang-chul are running a town hall.
Even if Pittsburgh is allowed to play, it is unclear whether Choi Ji-man will display his skills 100%.
This is why the retirement of Lee Dae-ho, the ‘4th hitter of Joseon’, is all the more regrettable.
Lee Dae-ho set a record of 23 home runs with a batting average of 0.331 in 2022, his retirement year. He was able to continue running as an active duty player.
In addition, he has also played an active part in Japan, so he knows Japanese baseball better than anyone else.
It seems that the performance of the Korean national team will depend on how to solve the first baseman problem, which suddenly became a ‘hole’.