Yoon makes dramatic call-up a day ahead of national team call-up
By Lee Dae-ho = Lotte Giants outfielder Yoon Dong-hee, 20, made the final roster for the Hangzhou Asian Games baseball team in one of the most dramatic ways.
On Feb. 22, the national team decided that left-handed pitcher Lee Yi-ri of the KIA Tigers would not be able to perform at his best in the aftermath of an injury, so they left him out of the final roster and selected Yoon Dong-hui.
When we met at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 23rd, the first training session for the national team, Yoon was wearing a slightly different uniform than his teammates because he joined the team so suddenly.
At first, she was given a sample of the national team’s uniform without a number, and then she temporarily wore the uniform she wore when she was called up to the U-23 national team last year, which she had prepared in advance.
Yoon said, “It’s good to start fresh. When will I get to train in a Lotte undershirt with no markings,” he laughed.
Yoon, who made the leap to Lotte’s starting outfield this year, came to the national team with a lot of congratulations from her teammates.
Among them, Ahn Kwon-soo wrote on Instagram, “The best player who tried harder than anyone. Do well. Can we meet again?” along with a photo of him and Yoon Dong-hee.
Ahn, who is of Korean-Japanese descent, will likely return to Japan after the season.
“I was congratulated a lot and I got a lot of strength. (Ahn) Kwon-soo gave me a glove with ‘Ahn Kwon-soo No. 0’ on it like a memento, saying that I might go to Japan after the national team,” Yoon said. “He told me to keep it because I might not see him, so I said, ‘I’ll definitely see him when I get back.
When asked if she would wear the gloves from Ahn Kwon-soo at the Asian Games, she said, “I’m not going to wear them. I’ll keep it like a talisman. (I learned a lot from him and he’s a good brother, so it would be a shame if I didn’t play with him next year.”
Luckily, the team has a lot of familiar faces, so it doesn’t feel awkward to join the national team for the first time.
“They’re all brothers I’ve played with, and they treat me well,” Yoon said. I’m closest to my teammate (Park) Young-hyun. We went to the national team together, so I’m getting a lot of help from them.”
In her last game before joining the national team, Yoon went 3-for-5 with a home run against the Incheon SSG Landers on Feb. 22, raising her batting average to 0.296.
He attributed his good results to his coach’s words, “Take the beauty of Yujong with you,” and shared an incident with his father.
He said his father, who has a deep knowledge of baseball, told him, “You should go out there and hit .300.
“I said, ‘What’s the point? “But when I made the national team, my parents were really happy. I didn’t realize I was going to do so much so quickly. They hugged me and told me I was doing great,” she said proudly.메이저사이트
Yoon will be joined in the outfield by Kim Sung-yoon (Samsung Lions), Choi Won-joon (KIA Tigers), and Choi Ji-hoon (SSG Landers).
“I’m also confident in the middle infield,” said Yoon, who primarily plays right field for Lotte. I started as a center fielder when I first switched to the outfield,” he said.