‘A 90-degree salute, even in the face of a headshot ejection…’ Partnership spirit shines through
Unexpected headshot. Even in the 토토사이트 subsequent exit situation, the spirit of partnership shined. This is the story of Lim Chan-gyu (31) of the LG Twins and Park Geon-woo (33) of the NC Dinos.
The NC Dinos won the LG Twins 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game 5-3 at Changwon NC Park on the 27th.
With this victory, NC swept all 3 consecutive matches with LG and succeeded in winning 3 in a row, marking 55 wins, 49 losses and 2 draws. The league standings are 4th. The ride with SSG in 3rd place was 3 games, and the ride with KIA in 5th place was 2 games. On the other hand, LG recorded 65 wins, 41 losses, and 2 draws while losing three straight games. League ranking is 1st.
On this day, while LG failed to take advantage of the chance of 1 company and 2nd base in the beginning of the 1st inning, NC attacked at the end of the 1st inning. LG starter Lim Chan-gyu took the mound. First of all, he allowed a right-handed hit after a 4-pitch match against Son A-seop, who is known for being close. Then, he was hit in the middle by Park Min-woo, and he was immediately put into a crisis on 1st and 3rd base.
Next, Park Kun-woo stood at bat. However, the 144km fastball thrown by Lim Chan-gyu unfortunately fell out of his hand and headed toward Park Gun-woo’s head, hitting his helmet as it was. Park Gun-woo collapsed on the spot. He was fortunate enough not to have been hit directly in the face. Still, the impact was transmitted to his entire face through his helmet.
NC’s coaches and trainers, as well as LG’s head coach Kim Jung-jun and captain Oh Ji-hwan, approached the fallen Park Gun-woo to check his condition. Lim Chan-gyu also sat there, bending his knees, watching Park Kun-woo’s condition. Park Min-woo also comforted Lim Chan-gyu. After a while, Park Kun-woo stood up and walked slowly toward first base. At this time, Lim Chan-gyu, who was taking off his hat, approached Park Geon-woo. And Lim Chan-gyu did not just say hello to Park Gun-woo, but bowed his waist at almost 90 degrees and said “I’m sorry” and conveyed his sincere apologies. Lim Chan-kyu, who is usually known for being cheerful, but he also seemed very surprised. Then Park Kun-woo rather tapped Lim Chan-gyu on the shoulder to express the meaning of ‘it’s okay’. It was a moment when the spirit of partnership between the two shone even in the situation where they were kicked out and even when they almost got seriously hurt.
Lim Chan-gyu trudged out of the ground only after conveying his apologies to Park Kun-woo. It was his 24th ejection in the KBO League this season and his 10th headshot ejection. Fortunately, it was reported that Park Gun-woo’s condition was fine. Regarding Park Kun-woo’s condition during the game, an NC official said, “As a result of the examination, there are no major abnormalities other than slight dizziness.” In the past, when Park Gun-woo played for Doosan, the two, along with Lim Chan-gyu, were loved by many female fans, especially as ‘handsome men’ representing Jamsil Stadium. Even behind the scenes, they greeted each other warmly as older brother and younger brother and listened to each other’s requests. And this time, he created a warm atmosphere in a dizzying situation.