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He is one of the most anticipated players on the baseball team that will participate in the WBC in March.
Reporter Song Ki-seong met Doosan player Kwak Bin, who said he would take responsibility for the national team mound with a ball as fast as 150 km/h.
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Last season, Kwak Bin was not the player I knew before.
In the second half, he easily threw a powerful fastball that went over 150 km, striking out almost every inning, and became the team’s ace, remaining one of Doosan’s biggest successes.
It was only natural that he was caught in the eyes of coach Lee Kang-cheol and selected for the WBC team.스포츠토토
“‘I need to be a bit more mindful'” Baseball these days isn’t the same as it used to be, so I think the WBC really needs to do well in order to raise awareness of Korean baseball.
With An Woo-jin excluded, Kwak Bin boasts the best pitch among the national team’s pitchers.
He is proud enough to say that he is the ‘young and strong starter’ that coach Lee Kang-cheol emphasized several times.
“My fastball came to mind a little, so I always looked at the catcher’s mask and threw it, and I think I always got good results. I think I can throw it with ambition.”
Teammate Jeong Cheol-won, who was also selected for the national team, motivated himself by saying that he was motivated by sweeping the Rookie of the Year award at the end of last year.
“I also want to go to the Golden Globes or an awards ceremony like this once in the future. Honestly, I think the team will go up if I do well.”
His confidence has grown to the extent that he can enjoy 스포츠토토 being in the spotlight not only for the national team but also for his team.
“Yang Eui-ji’s standards are a bit high. Let’s not disappoint him. (The coach) pressured me to only win 15 games. He said he would not skip the starting order and pitch well.”
Kwak Bin, who was born in the year of the rabbit in 1999, is determined to make the WBC a turning point in his baseball career.
“All I have to do is cheer. I really have to risk my life!”