‘Empty-handed 6 years ago’, Park Gunwoo’s one-pan glove cake was a setback

NC Dinos outfielder Park Gun-woo, 33, had his best year in 2017 while playing for the Doosan Bears.

In 131 games, he batted .366 with 20 home runs and 78 RBIs. He was a shoo-in for the Golden Glove, which is awarded to the best player at each position.

He even attended the Golden Globe ceremony on December 13 of that year with his heart in his mouth.

However, Park was not recognized.

Son As-seop (now NC), who led the league in hits, and Choi Hyung-woo and Roger Bernadina of the KIA Tigers, who led the league in wins, took home the outfield trophies.

“It’s very vivid,” Park said when asked by reporters if he remembered the 2017 awards ceremony after the KBO 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Golden Glove Award Ceremony at the COEX Auditorium in Samseong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul on Nov. 11.

He said, “It was a very disappointing memory,” and that he was “a little hurt.”

Park was walking away heavily when a fan cautiously approached him.

“I was going home at the time, and a fan gave me a golden cake in the shape of a Golden Glove,” 온라인카지노 he said, adding, “It gave me a lot of strength and helped me not to get discouraged.”

Park didn’t crumble. He went on to play in the KBO as one of the best outfielders in the league. This season, he batted .319 with 85 RBIs and 12 home runs, earning his first Golden Glove award.

It was his first glove since his professional debut in 2009.

He received 139 of the 291 valid votes to finish third among outfielders, behind Hong Chang-ki (LG Twins – 258) and Koo Ja-uk (Samsung Lions – 185).

He trailed fourth-place SSG Guillermo Heredia (101 votes) by 38 votes.

“I was worried that I would get hurt again,” said Park, who clutched the golden glove with both hands, “but I think today will be a big day in my life.”

He also offered words of comfort to Kia shortstop Park Chan-ho, who missed out on the award in 2017.

“Park Chan-ho is still young and has a lot of chances to win the award,” Park said, “I hope today’s ceremony will inspire him. I will support him to grow into an even better player without giving up.”

On the day, Park Chan-ho received 120 votes in the shortstop category, narrowly losing out to Oh Ji-hwan (LG-154 votes). 카지노사이트 순위


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