Because you always watched baseball.”
Jo Soo-haeng (30, Doosan Bears) was called a legend of stealing bases during his college days at Konkuk University. He made a name for himself as a ‘big steal’ as he stole 92 bases in 90 games during his four college league years.
He was recognized for his ability when he joined Doosan in the 2nd 1st round (5th overall pick) of the 2016 rookie draft. However, the wall of his first team start was high. A solid outfield line, such as Jeong Su-bin, Park Gun-woo, and Kim Jae-hwan, took place, and Jo Su-haeng played a role as a major defense and pitcher.
Cho Su-haeng, who started in the Daejeon Hanwha Eagles game on the 18th and 20th, became the series leader. In the game on the 18th메이저놀이터, in the bottom of the 9th inning with a 2-0 lead, he erased two long hits while going left and right in the outfield.
Doosan coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I thought the batted ball was missing, but it was really fast.” It is like salt that does not exist,” he praised. Coach Lee continued, “He is a good player, but he has a good hitting sense because he didn’t get a chance. If he goes to the starting lineup, he is a player who can play the role of table setter number 1 or 2.”
On the 20th, Jo Soo-haeng hit a turnaround at bat. At the beginning of the 3rd inning, when he was losing 0-1, he attacked Hanwha starting pitcher Kim Min-woo’s first fastball from the first base unscathed and crossed the right wall. Distance 110m. It was Cho Su-haeng’s first home run of the season and his fourth career home run.
Doosan, who changed the atmosphere with Jo Soo-haeng’s one shot, won 5-1 with Yang Eui-ji’s two-run home run. Jo Sang-hyeong was able to record the first “final home run” in his life.
After the game, Jo Soo-haeng smiled, saying, “I thought it hit well, but I didn’t think it would pass. For now, I continued running with all my might.”
A slim body of 178 cm and 73 kg. Although he was a man with many advantages in base running and defense rather than home run production, he earned one home run for three consecutive years from 2021.
Jo Soo-haeng said, “I think it comes out once a year. I’m not a hitter who hits a lot of home runs. I think I was lucky.”
Jo Soo-haeng suffered the death of his father at the end of February. After spring camp in Sydney, Australia, he hurriedly returned to Korea to receive the award. The moment of his home run reminded him of his father.
Jo Soo-haeng said, “My father always took care of baseball. He took care of it every day, and it seems that he took care of it this time too.”