Park “Lamborghini” Hae-min, 33, who threw his body to help the LG Twins win the Korean Series (KS), credits the power analysis team for providing him with a variety of data.
“I didn’t think I could catch it because KT’s Kim Min-hyuk has a good batting feel,” Park said of his diving catch after the LG Twins won Game 5 of the 2023 KBO Korean Series (KS) against the KT Wiz at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday. “It was very helpful for me to trust the batting distribution chart that the power analysis team gave me and take a defensive position,” he said.
“The moment I caught the ball, I was convinced that we had won,” he said, “and I think it was because I ran thinking I could catch it that the dynamic serenade came out.
Park Hae-min was outstanding in the defense. In particular, Hoseobi was crucial. In the top of the fourth inning, with runners on first and second and a 3-0 lead, the center fielder made a flying catch of Kim Min-hyuk’s line drive to left-center field.
If the ball had dropped, two runs would have been scored and the game would have been lost.
With Park Hae-min’s defense holding off the rally, LG took control of the game and won 6-2 to clinch the KS title for the first time in 29 years.
At the plate, Park went 3-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored, earning him the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.
In fact, Park was an “outsider” brought in to solve LG’s championship woes.
Park, who played for the Samsung Lions from 2012 to 2021, became a free agent when LG saw a need for a wide outfield defensive range and a quick table-setter.
In fact, Park wasn’t as hungry for a championship as some other LG franchise players.
He had experienced many KSs at Samsung, and he had tasted winning.
But this one was special to him.
“I’m familiar with LG’s story, and I think I’m here to put the puzzle together,” he said. “Last year, my first year with the team, I left a lot to be desired, but I’m glad it ended with a ‘happy ending’ this year.”
“At Samsung, I followed my older brothers, but this is different because I’m leading the younger players,” he said.
Park didn’t analyze LG’s victory as a result of his inclusion. Rather, he said the addition of foreign batsman Austin Dean was crucial.
“LG has been struggling with foreign batsmen, but I think Austin has been able to hold the center as a No. 4 batsman,” he said. “He has a good personality, a desire to win, and an active personality, and he has helped our team off the field as well. Austin’s addition to the team, rather than my own, was the decisive factor in our victory.” 토토사이트