‘From the 1st hitter to the 9th hitter’ Yoo Kang-nam sincerely congratulated his old teammate on his win…but there was some bitterness 

The LG Twins did not win the KBO League while their strength changed three times. After winning the regular league and Korean Series combined in 1994, it went through a long dark period and was irrelevant for 29 years. LG has finally resolved its resentment. 먹튀검증

LG, who had no game that day as KT and NC lost side by side on the 3rd, cheered after hearing the news of the regular season win on the bus traveling to Busan. And after finishing the game at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 4th, I had the victory ceremony I had dreamed of.

However, the place where the victory ceremony is held is Lotte’s home stadium. Lotte won the Korean Series in 1984 and 1992, but is a team that has never won a regular season championship in 41 years. This is a team that has not won a championship for a longer period of time than LG. In addition, this is the team to which catcher Yoo Kang-nam, who played with LG until last year, transferred as a free agent.

Yoo Kang-nam is a player who has appeared in a total of 1,030 games for LG since joining the LG Twins in the 7th round in 2011. He maintained LG’s home base by playing more than 950 innings for five consecutive seasons before this season, including 1008.1 innings last season and wearing a catcher’s mask. The friendship with LG players is so deep that it cannot be explained in words. 

Such Yoo Kang-nam started as a starter in the game between LG Twins and Lotte Giants in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on the 4th. Yoo Kang-nam, who appeared on the ground wearing a catcher’s mask in the first inning, was the first to look at the LG dugout and congratulate his former teammate on winning the regular season. Oh Ji-hwan, who saw Yoo Kang-nam applauding and congratulating him with a bright smile, showed off his friendship by joking around and asking to come over and join him in the victory ceremony.

Yoo Kang-nam’s congratulations to his former colleague did not stop there. First pitch before the game. During the try-out event, he approached Hong Chang-gi and Park Hae-min, who were in the waiting box, and congratulated them on winning the regular season. That wasn’t all. LG showed a heart-warming performance by congratulating each and every player who came to bat for the first time, from the 1st batter to the 9th batter, on winning the regular season.

Yoo Kang-nam smiled brightly and congratulated me sincerely, but he also showed a somewhat bitter expression. The expression on Yoo Kang-nam’s face as he watched from behind the regular season victory of his former teammate, with whom he shared joys and sorrows and dreamed of winning the championship for 11 years, contained many meanings.

Meanwhile, Yoo Kang-nam has a batting average of 0.258, 84 hits, 9 home runs, 48 ​​RBIs, 41 runs, and an on-base percentage of 0.339 and an OPS of 0.719 in 112 games this season. Yoo Kang-nam struggled throughout the first half of the season, but since September, he has been hitting .400 with hard hits and is raising his batting average, which was only 0.223 until August, to a frightening extent. It may be a little late, but Yoo Kang-nam is not giving up and is doing his best until the end as Lotte’s hope for fall baseball still remains.

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