Kiwoom Heroes coach Hong Won-ki revealed the story behind Korean baseball legend Park Chan-ho’s visit to Gocheok Sky Dome.
Kiwoom won the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Hanwha Eagles opening match held at Gocheok Sky Dome on the 1st, winning a thrilling 3-2 victory with a timely hit by Lee Hyung-jong in the 10th inning of overtime. Thanks to the support of the sold-out crowd at the opening match for the first time in 8 years, Kiwoom left a record of winning the first round.
On this day, Korean sports stars were dispatched to the Kiwoom game. Commissioner Park, along with Park Se-ri and Park Tae-hwan, visited Gocheok Sky Dome, led by ‘best friend’ director Hong. There is a relationship that I met Woojin Ahn, the starting pitcher for Kiwoom’s opening match, at the Arizona spring camp in the United States.
On the 26th of last month, Commissioner Park, who also visited the LG Twins at the exhibition game held at Gocheok Dome, exchanged greetings with manager Hong before the game on the 1st, and sat in the prepared seat to watch the game between Kiwoom and Hanwha. It was a meaningful visit in many ways because Hanwha is also a team related to Commissioner Park, who was born in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province. 메이저사이트
Coach Hong said ahead of the match against Hanwha in Gocheok on the 2nd, “Commissioner Park Chan-ho is deeply saddened by the crisis in Korean baseball. He was thinking about how to somehow make even one more person come to the baseball field and be interested in baseball. Advice to pitchers during camp. I did it, but I think I wanted to see the process.”
Commissioner Park watched Korea’s elimination from the group stage in Tokyo as a commentator at the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan last month. What kind of picture did Commissioner Park, who watched the ‘fall’ of the national team with a bigger sigh than anyone else, paint at Gocheok Dome?