He was awakened by the sudden notice of transfer to the second division in July and
led the way with hustle play despite still having minor injuries.
Batting average of 0.455 in 3 games this postseason.
Professional baseball NC main hitter Park Geon-woo (33, photo) was suddenly notified that he would go to the Futures League (2nd team) in early July of this year. Park Geon-woo, who was suffering from minor injuries here and there, would ask for a replacement when the game was going down, but the team saw this as an action that deviated from the ‘one team’. NC coach Kang In-kwon said, “As a senior, there are virtues you must have in addition to skills. “I was very disappointed in that part,” he said.
Park Geon-woo returned to the first team at the end of July with the word ‘responsibility’ engraved in his heart. He had a batting average of only 0.286 before being sent down to the second team, but after his return, he raised his batting average to 0.319, contributing to the team’s advancement to the postseason. Although ‘fall baseball’ is in full swing, his back and knees are not good, but he does not shy away from hustle plays and plays the role of the team’s problem solver.
On the 23rd, Park Geon-woo played as the 3rd hitter and right fielder in the second game of the semi-playoff (semi-PO, 3 wins out of 5 games) against SSG and was selected as the game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) with 3 hits in 5 at-bats, 2 RBIs, and 1 run. During the defense in the 5th inning, he chased Choi Jeong’s foul ball on the right-wing line until the end and threw his body to catch it. Park Geon-woo has hit in three consecutive games since the wild card game against Doosan on the 19th, and is recording a postseason batting average of 0.455 (5 hits in 11 at-bats). Thanks to Park Geon-woo’s performance, NC won both the first and second semi-PO games and is only one win away from advancing to the playoffs (PO).
Park Geon-woo was originally weak on the ‘Autumn Feast’ stage. During the seven seasons he played for Doosan from 2015 to 2021, his overall batting average in 55 postseason games was only 0.206. It fell well short of his regular season career batting average (0.326). He only had 1 hit in 24 at-bats (batting average of 0.042) during the 2018 Korean Series against SK (now SSG).
Park Geon-woo said, “At Doosan, I acted foolishly and said, ‘Brother, please do it,’ but now, as a senior player, I approach the game with more responsibility.” He added, “I am holding on by taking painkiller injections. “He is not in a position to miss the game, so he has to do his best.”먹튀검증
The 3rd semi-PO match will be held at Changwon NC Park at 6:30 pm on the 25th. SSG announced Oh Won-seok and NC announced Tanner as the starting pitchers.