Among the slang words that baseball fans often use, there is a word called ‘nicely well’. It means that ‘the person who is originally good at baseball continues to be good at baseball’. This is a perfect expression for former national team catcher Kang Min-ho (38, Samsung).
Kang Min-ho, who won the Golden Glove Award for catcher 6 times in his personal career, played first base instead of catcher in a self-evaluation match held at Akama Ball Park in Okinawa, Japan on the 16th.
Prospective slugger Min-seong Jo, who played as a first baseman in the Okinawa League, returned home early due to a left flank injury, and the Futures team also had a practice match against the second team of the Nippon Ham카지노 Fighters that day, so there were no players worth calling up.
The Samsung coaching staff put forward Kang Min-ho as the first baseman after much thought. It was truly a surprise.
Kang Min-ho, who met with a reporter before the game, said, “The last time I was a first baseman was when I was a freshman at Pocheol Middle School. The coach asked if I could play as first baseman, so I gladly said it was possible.” It will be a good experience.”
He was given an unfamiliar position, but he showed no sign of awkwardness. He stood on first base and cheered up the atmosphere by shouting “Go Go”. He was second to none when it came to his will.
Having been assigned the first base, a power position, he performed brilliantly in offense as well.
Starting with a solo home run after one out in the second inning, Kang Min-ho walked in the fourth inning, doubled to left field in the fifth inning, and hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning.
He was asked how he felt about performing a one-man show with 3 hits, 4 RBIs and 4 runs scored in 3 at-bats, including a surprise transformation into a first baseman and hitting 2 homers.
Kang Min-ho said, “I hit the first home run in the practice game, and I think it was part of the preparation process for the regular season. He said, “I plan to focus on preparing for a timing fight with the pitcher.”
He also added, “Now, when the full-scale practice game begins, I will go out as a catcher, but I will improve my condition while playing defense.