Fans still want him back.
This is the story of Lim Byung-wook (28), the fourth outfielder of Kiwoom in professional baseball. Coach Hong Won-ki is the most outfield card that coach Hong Won-gi pulls out the most, excluding three starters Lee Jung-hoo, Lee Hyeong-jong, and Lee Yong-gyu, and he is doing the team’s dirty work regardless of whether it’s a big defense or a pinch hitter.
In the game against LG 안전놀이터 in Jamsil on the 10th, he also led the team to escape losing streak. They trailed 0-1 and were on the verge of losing their season’s longest six straight games. At that time, Lim Byung-wook came out as a solution. At the beginning of the 7th inning, Jung Woo-young overturned the score by hitting a mid-month double that exceeded the opponent’s center fielder height at 1 company, 1st and 3rd base. The Kiwoom batting line he awakened came out of the dark tunnel with a 9-run big inning.
After hitting the final blow, he handed the ball over, saying, “(Lee) Jung-hoo gathered the players as captain and sent a strong message saying, ‘Let’s win and go.’ Then, he explained, “Thanks to the good atmosphere where the team members cheered with one heart and mind, I was able to take over the flow and hit like that.”
Although he showed humility, he was a batsman whose individual abilities shone. He gave up two strikes and in the difficult fight, he calmly picked the ball and led it to a full count, annoying the battery. At the end, there was a precious oriental medicine. Nevertheless, he emphasized ‘Team First’ until the end, saying, “It’s good that the whole team is coming back to life rather than just one person doing exceptionally well.”
I still don’t like the grades. As of the 12th, he has a batting average of 0.217 (13 hits in 60 at-bats) with 2 homers and 9 RBIs. Fans are hoping that he will survive as much as he did in the 2018 season, when he set a career high with a batting average of 0.293, 13 home runs and 60 RBIs.
He said, “I only think about the roles I need to prepare and fulfill. Of course, there are difficult parts along the way. There were times when I was tired of repeating a day without any special results,” he confessed. It was a grievance he would feel as a backup member.
However, just being chosen by the director has a great meaning. He is the only backup outfielder to exceed 100 defensive innings. Moreover, it is bad news for the team, but veteran outfielder Lee Yong-gyu is taking a break for the time being due to a sprained right wrist. It could be an opportunity for him.
No giving up. He said, “There are definitely times when I can show my abilities because the director trusts and appoints me. The match was like that on this day,” he said. I will become a player who works hard both inside and outside the baseball field.”