The Korean baseball team was eliminated in the third consecutive group stage of the World Baseball Classic (WBC).

In fact, Kim Hyun-soo (35, LG) and Kim Gwang-hyun (35, SSG), who were expected to be the ‘last national team stage’, announced their retirement. The glory of winning the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was over. They were also honored at the 2009 WBC, the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, and the 2015 Premier12.더블유 토토

Lee Kang-cheol, who returned to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the 14th. Kim Gwang-hyun announced his intention to retire from the national team through social media. He posted a post saying, “Thank you for supporting the national team Kim Gwang-hyun so far. I feel proud of myself for playing Korean baseball.”

Korea dreamed of changing generations on the mound through this WBC tournament. However, all plans came to nothing as left-handed young guns such as Lee Eui-ri, Gu Chang-mo, and Kim Yun-sik collapsed one after another.

However, starting with the WBC, there are major international competitions such as the Asian Games and the Asian Professional Baseball Championship, so ‘finding an ace’ remains an urgent task.

Kim Hyun-soo, the “nucleus of the batting line,” announced his intention to retire from the national team. On the 13th, he said, “I’m done now. It’s the last time I wear a Korean uniform,” and said, “I think the young players will do well. I think it’s time to come down.”

Kim Ha-seong, Lee Jung-hoo, and Kang Baek-ho are holding on to the center batting line, where Kim Hyun-soo is missing.

In particular, Lee Jeong-hoo had a batting average of 0.429 in 4 matches of this WBC tournament,

A baseball team that has no time for ‘grief’. With the Hangzhou Asian Games and APBC this year, and the Premier 12 next year likely to be held, international competitions will continue steadily.

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