“What is that player’s name?”
On the 6th, a Japanese reporter who was watching the training at the Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Japan asked. Then he said, “That player’s power is good. Good power” he shouted over and over again. The main character is Kang Baek-ho 먹튀검증(24, KT). Seeing Kang Baek-ho, who was betting live, the Japanese reporter asked for his name and wrote his name in his notebook.
Kang Baek-ho, who was called a ‘genius hitter’, had ups and downs last year. He missed the start of the season with an injury and missed another month in July. His batting average was 0.245, the lowest since his debut. His salary was also cut for the first time, which delayed his joining spring camp by a day.
However, Kang Baek-ho’s hitting sense is still the same. The national team coach Lee Kang-cheol also believed in this and selected him for the national team. He is a hitter who can hit a home run, especially when it matters. He can play first base as well, so he can alternate first base with Park Byeong-ho (KT).
His hitting feeling is rising. In the game against the Orix Buffaloes in Japan on the 6th, he went 1 hit in 3 at-bats, and in the game with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan on the 7th, he went 1 hit in 3 at-bats and 1 RBI. In particular, his swing has also become more confident.
Coach Lee seems to be thinking about Kang Baek-ho’s batting order. He was number 6 against Orix, but dropped to number 9 against Hanshin. Kang Baek-ho both started as designated hitters. As long as there is no change, it seems likely that he will be selected for the match against Australia on the 9th. The batting order will change according to the opposing pitcher.
On the 8th, the day before the first WBC match against Australia, Kang Baek-ho hit a home run in the live betting room during the national team’s last training session in the morning. Everyone watching praised him, saying, “Kang Baek-ho is in good shape.” Kang Baek-ho also smiled as if he was satisfied with himself.
Doosan Bears manager Lee Seung-yeop, the “national hitter,” pointed out Kang Baek-ho as the player who will play an active role in the WBC. Director Lee said, “Kang Baek-ho is a hitter who can hit a home run at any time. He said, “If a person harbors miasma, he can be different.” Will Kang Baek-ho, who will be the designated hitter, be able to restore his honor with his specialty, long hits? Attention is focused.