Participating with a historic Korean beast, but isn’t it the first time? 

The 2023 season Pittsburgh Pirates is a team with special meaning in Korean baseball history. This is because Choi Ji-man and Bae Ji-hwan, two Korean players, are playing at the same time.

In the past, there were cases where pitchers worked together on the same team, such as Seo Jae-eung and Koo Dae-seong, who played for the New York Mets in 2005, but this is the first time that the beasts are playing together and are listed in the lineup together.먹튀검증

Even so, the Pirates club doesn’t seem to celebrate this greatly. What happened?

I was able to understand the reason through the explanation of the Pirates club officials.

This official said at a meeting with MK Sports ahead of the home opener against the Chicago White Sox at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on the 8th (Korean time), “Even otherwise, I told the PR team about it. Then the answer came back saying that this is not the first time such a case has occurred.”

According to them, there have been two more cases in which players from Korea were listed together in one lineup.

In the 2020 season, Choo Shin-soo and Rob Lefsnyder played together for the Texas Rangers. Lefsnyder has a history of being born in Korea and adopted to the United States.

Going further back in time here, in the 2004 Florida Marlins, pitcher Tommy Phelps and first baseman Choi Hee-seop were named in the lineup together. Phelps was born in South Korea, as his father, who was a soldier, was serving in the US Army in Korea.

This is an understandable explanation when the scope is expanded to ‘from Korea’.

Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will face the White Sox on this day against O’Neill Cruz (shortstop) Brian Reynolds (left fielder) Andrew McCutchen (designated hitter) Carlos Santana (1baseman) Ki-Brian Hayes (3baseman) Jack Suwinsky (center fielder) Conor Joe (right fielder) Bae Jihwan (second baseman) and Jason DeLay (catcher) announced the lineup.

The White Sox start right-hander Lucas Giolito. Pittsburgh’s home opener starter is left-hander Rich Hill.

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