A pitcher who looks at the popularity of the World Cup and wants baseball to be like that too. Maybe he’ll be a showcase for his career in the major leagues. The man who voluntarily volunteered to participate in all games and expressed his desire to dedicate himself to his country is LG Twins’ Jung Woo-young (24).
This is the first time Jung Woo-young has worn the Taegeuk mark. Jung Woo-young, who joined the LG Twins in 2019, participated in 67 games in the 2022 season and recorded an average ERA of 2.64 with 2 wins and 3 losses. He won 35 holds to claim the title of King of Holds. 안전놀이터
After his debut, there were international competitions such as the 2019 Premier 12 and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but Jung Woo-young was not listed on the national team list. So, the significance of participating in this WBC event is unique.
Jung Woo-young said, “Until now, I expressed my greed for the national team too much. There were also times when I was immersed in it. So this time I tried to wait calmly. I said that I would not be disappointed if I was not selected. I think I did more,” he said.
Jung Woo-young felt a lot while watching the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year. Coincidentally, Jung Woo-young (24, SC Freiburg), who has the same name and age, is playing for the World Cup team. Jung Woo-young conveyed his envy.
“I was envious. It’s not just Jung Woo-young, because the whole nation loves football… I thought I would like baseball to be enthusiastic too. Regardless of whether I was selected or not, I think I want the people to like baseball.”
At the same time, Jung Woo-young said, “I think this tournament will be of great help to me personally. I want to participate a lot too.” Jung Woo-young was so motivated for this tournament.
The attention of overseas scouts will be focused on this WBC. Jung Woo-young said, “I’m looking forward to meeting top-class players. I want to meet American players, but what I’m most looking forward to is the Korea-Japan match.” do,” he stressed. Will Jung Woo-young’s ball work on the world stage? Baseball fans’ expectations are rising.