“I was a little nervous at first, but I just threw it.”
Can he show the spirit that overwhelms the ‘strongest baseball’ legends in professional baseball?
Lee Tae-yeon (19), a graduate of Chungam High School, is a rare left-handed pitcher for the Lotte Giants. He is not tall at 1m80, but wore a Lotte uniform after attracting attention by throwing a heavy ball up to 145km during his high school days.
Last year, Chungam High School achieved good results, finishing in the semifinals in the E-Mart Cup and the runner-up in the Blue Dragon. Lee Tae-yeon was a key pitcher who was on the mound for the final round of the Blue Dragon game along with ace Yoon Young-chul. The most memorable moment as a baseball player is the final of the Blue Dragon Flag.
The draft was watched together at school by the members of the baseball club. Last year, only pitcher Lee Joo-hyung (NC Dinos) went pro. This year, in addition to Yoon Young-chul and Lee Tae-yeon, four players joined the pros: catcher Kim Dong-heon and infielder Seung-won Seung-won (Kiwoom Heroes).
“Even though my parents were both working, they came to cheer me on a lot. I remember when I was selected for the draft, they called right away and said, ‘Do your best. Congratulations’. Now that I’m on the big stage, I have to do well. “
Lotte’s rookie camp is held five days a week. Lee Tae-yeon is working hard on training with the goal of being called up to the first team this season. He is a hard worker who has improved his speed through steady training after coming up from high school. He is also popular for his natural throwing form and deception (movement of hiding the ball).
In 2011, I became a fan of Oh Seung-hwan (Samsung) while watching the Korean series between Samsung Lions and SK Wyverns. He started playing baseball in earnest when he was in the 6th grade of elementary school. A teacher who recognized his talent while playing baseball in the neighborhood with his friends arranged for him to transfer to a school with a baseball team, thanks to his parents’ persuasion.
In ‘Strongest Baseball’, which aired in August, he pitched 5 scoreless innings against the legends. Chungam High School had 1 win and 2 losses against the Monsters, including a win in a cold game.
Lee Tae-yeon was the starter for Game 3 in a 1-1 loss situation. When asked what he was thinking at the time, he smiled and said, “I was very nervous at 온라인카지노. first because they are professional seniors. As I threw it, it loosened up little by little.” When he went down the mound, Chungam High School, which had a 4-0 lead, collapsed in the 6th and 7th innings and lost.
“The most demanding hitters were seniors Jeong Geun-woo and Park Yong-taek. They had good starting pitches, good contact, and a strong presence at the plate.”
Now, Julio Urias (LA Dodgers) is his role model. He said that he wants to resemble a left-handed pitcher, throwing a powerful ball with a dynamic form even though he is not tall.
Do you know about the keyword ‘journey’ that represents the baseball team of Chungam High School? Lee Tae-yeon waved her hand, saying, “I’ve seen Hong Sang-sam’s video… but I’m not that kind of person.”
“Yoon Young-cheol is a friend, but he is a player with a lot to learn from. He has talent, but he works really hard.