The hero of fall baseball, the mastermind of the Samsung dynasty…and the dinosaurs don’t have a 269-homer hitter in the hot corner…’Ah, the years’.

The hero of fall baseball, the mastermind of the Samsung dynasty…and the dinosaurs don’t have a 269-homer hitter in the hot corner…’Ah, the years’.

Ah, the years.

I knew it was coming, but it was still a bit of a blow when it became a reality. There was no place for Seok-min Park, 38, on the NC Dinos’ roster for the wild-card game. In 30 games this season, Park is batting .193 with 17 doubles, one home run, eight RBIs, nine runs scored, a .239 on-base percentage, a .321 slugging percentage and a .560 OPS.

Park hit .306 with 14 home runs, 63 RBIs, 58 runs scored, and a 0.902 OPS in 123 games during the NC’s inaugural championship in 2020. As the protagonist of the Samsung dynasty, he knows what it’s like to win a championship, and he did his part to help NC walk the path to glory. It was his fifth Korean Series title as a mainstay after losing four in a row from 2011-2014. In fact, he played 52 games for the first team in the Samsung Lions’ 2005 title, so he has contributed to six Korean Series titles.

However, Park’s career took a sharp turn for the worse in 2021. He was a key part of the Corona sulphan members that shook up the KBO. He was suspended by the club and the KBO, and a combination of nagging injuries and poor form meant he was no longer the player he once was.토토사이트

In 2021, he hit .257 with 10 home runs and 41 RBIs in 59 games. In 2022, he struggled, batting .149 with two home runs and three RBIs in 16 games. However, Kang Shin-ho, the new manager of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), decided to give him a boost by making him the starting third baseman for the opening week.

It was Kang’s wisdom to keep the senior’s energy alive for the team to run well, but he also had faith that Park would really come alive. Even though his salary was cut by 93%, Park prioritized restoring his honor over money.

With the recent departures of Na Sung-bum (KIA Tigers) and Yang Yang-ji (Doosan Bears) in the last two offseasons, the team was actually worried about the lack of long balls, and hoped that Park would be able to fill that void. Park is more determined than ever to make a comeback, having lost weight through personal training in the Philippines. He politely declined interview requests from reporters visiting the team’s spring training camp in Tucson, Arizona, and focused on his training.

However, when the season started, there was another stumble. On April 19, he injured his hamstring while running the bases against the LG Twins in Jamsil. He made a comeback in June, but was unable to rebound due to a series of neck, toe, and other injuries. He hasn’t made a first-team appearance since July 25 against KIA, nor has he played in the Futures League.

Seo Ho-cheol is now in charge of NC’s hot corner. He has fully established himself as the starting third baseman this year. His hitting ability is solid. He has his own solid style, hitting close to home plate. Even if Park is a career 269-homer hitter, Seo is now a tough act to follow.

Park is batting .250 with one home run and two RBIs in the Wild Card, .471 with four RBIs in the semifinals, .262 with two home runs and nine RBIs in the playoffs, and .213 with four home runs and 17 RBIs in the Korean Series. He was fine in the semifinals and playoffs. He just couldn’t translate that experience into the wild-card game. It’s ageless.

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