resurgence, native ace Koo Chang-mo “I will continue the lineage of the national left-hander”

I will continue the lineage of the national left-hander.”

In the meantime, I had no contact with the national team. I had a chance, but I had to think about the ‘next opportunity’ as injuries caught my ankle every time. Another opportunity came this year. There is no choice but to be different. This is the story of 메이저사이트 Chang-mo Koo (26, NC), a native ace who is preparing for the World Baseball Classic (WBC). Koo Chang-mo emphasized, “I will inherit the lineage of the national left-hander of senior Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong.”

Koo Chang-mo overcame his arm injury last year and soared again. In fact, he showed off his strength in the return match against Changwon Doosan on May 28 last year. In the 2022 season, he participated in 19 games and threw 111.2 innings, recording an average ERA of 2.10 with 11 wins and 5 losses, announcing the’resurrection of the ace’. And he boarded the WBC final entry.

The injury has fully recovered. However, due to injuries, the enemy missed the Taegeuk mark several times. In preparing for the WBC, he made ‘health’ without injury one of the tasks. Koo Chang-mo said, “Above all, I will prepare for the WBC in good health. There is nothing wrong with the area where I had surgery last year. “I am preparing well so that I do not get sick anywhere else,” he said. “Since the WBC is in March, I am trying to improve my physical condition before the (national team) official training so that I can enter right away. I just want to go to official training and pitch.”

The goal of continuing the left-handed genealogy of ‘Kwang Hyeon-jong (Kim Gwang-hyeon, Yang Hyeon-jong)’ is also certain. Although he lacks international competition experience, his spirit and confidence are second to none. It is the first time he has worn the Taegeuk mark, which he has longed for, so he is determined to sew his first button well. Moreover, I got a chance to play with ‘Kwang Hyeon-jong’ in this WBC.

Koo Chang-mo said, “I don’t have much experience with the national team yet, so I think there will be good results if I throw my ball more vigorously. I have the pride of the Taegeuk mark, so I want to throw well and prove that ‘Korea has such a pitcher’ on the world stage.”

In addition, he said, “I want to learn from seniors Kim Gwang-hyun and Yang Hyeon-jong how to make a long run, and since I am a left-hander, I want to learn pitches. (Yang) Hyeonjong and (Kim) Gwanghyeon seniors are going to have a lot of conversations this time. In particular, as a national representative, I want to inherit the left-handed genealogy of my seniors.” “This WBC is the first step. I will sew the first button well and make sure to continue the lineage of the national left-hander in the future.”