‘Big Catcher’ Park Dong-won (33-LG Twins) hit his first career Korean Series home run .It was a thrilling two-run shot that saved LG from a corner .It was also a shot toward his dream of becoming a championship catcher. Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 2 of the Korean Baseball Organization’s World Series at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, Park Dong-won took a 124-kilometer-per-hour changeup from KT Wiz bullpen hack Park Young-hyun and drove a two-run arch over the wall in left-center field. Park, who had pitched six scoreless innings in five games in this year’s postseason, was overcome by Park’s desperate swing .Park’s pitch traveled 122 meters at 166 kilometers per hour.
From the moment the bat and ball crackled to the moment Park rounded the bases and crossed home plate, LG fans erupted in a “yellow wave” of cheers Park’s game-winning blast gave LG a 5-4 victory .Park was named the Daily MVP of Game 2 of the Korean Series and received $1 million in prize money. Park began his professional career with the Seoul Heroes (now Kiwoom) in 2009 and played in the Korean Series with the Heroes in 2014 and 2019, but tasted defeat .After being traded to the KIA Tigers in 2022, Park signed a free agent contract with LG after the season for four years and up to 6.5 billion won (2 billion won in signing bonus and 4.5 billion won in total salary).
“The LG batting lineup is really breathtaking, except for me. As a catcher, I’m very lucky not to face them,” he said. “If I have the chance, I’d like to tell our pitchers, ‘How nice it is not to face LG hitters.’ “However, Park Dong-won is also an “LG big gun” that opponents fear. Park hit .249 with 20 home runs and 75 RBIs in the regular season this year. This is the first time in 13 years that an LG catcher has hit more than 20 home runs in a season since Jo In-sung (28) in 2010.Park also had a thrilling Korean Series in an LG uniform.
After falling 2-3 in Game 1 and conceding the first four runs of Game 2, LG turned the game around with a single shot from Park. LG, which dreams of winning the Korean Series for the first time in 29 years, turned the series around thanks to 온라인카지노 Park Dong-won, the “winning catcher.