On the 20th, Won Tae-in visited the Daegu Citizen Baseball Stadium, where the Daegu Baseball Association’s long-term elementary and middle baseball tournament was held. It was to watch a game during cultivation with the One Baseball Club, led by his father, coach Won Min-gu. Coach Won Min-goo played an active part in the unemployment team First Bank after being nominated by Samsung, and founded a club team while coaching Hyeopseong Gyeongbok Middle School.
The OneBaseball Club defeated Kyungwoonjung 8-6. The first official win since the establishment in April 2021. In the final held on the 21st, Daegu Middle School won a 6-3 come-from-behind victory and won the championship. It is the first ever for a club team in Daegu.
Won Tae-in, who we met at Lions Park where the KT Wiz match was held on the 21st, said, “I haven’t won in two years, but my father said ‘It’s worth a try’ on the eve of the semi-finals, so I went. I went to cheer for the competition held in Gyeongju once, and the kids did better than I thought. It was a day off (yesterday), so I went to the stadium. ‘I said I’d give you a dinner if I won my first game, but I really didn’t know if I would win. My pocket money was spent.”
Won Tae-in met the players whenever he had a spare time and gave them personal guidance. He said, “I saw how hard the children worked. During the year, they improved a lot. Even though they had no choice but to lag behind the elite players, they did well. It was even better to see their father happy.”
Looking at his young players, Won Tae-in remembered his old self. Won Tae-in said, “I remembered my appearance in middle school. Seeing how I was sliding like an amateur, it was a day where I somehow felt what I had missed. I was grateful for every little thing and thought I should play baseball. It was a daytime game, so watching me play when it was really hot reminded me of things I had forgotten.”
For Won Tae-in, a second-generation baseball player, his father is a role model and an idol. Won Tae-in said, “It was cool to see my father conducting in the stadium.”토토사이트
Won Tae-in appeared in 15 games in the first half and recorded an average ERA of 3.18 with 4 wins and 5 losses. However, Samsung ranked last. Won Tae-in said, “I am satisfied with the fact that I made a lot of quality starts (pitching 6 or more innings, 3 earned runs or less, 10 innings), but I hope the team wins a lot. I want to win all the games I play, and I want to win even when I am in the dugout. I hope that the second half of the season where I win a lot will come.”
The second half is important to the team and to Won Tae-in. There is also the Hangzhou Asian Games in September. Won Tae-in said, “I’m in very good shape. I took a break, and I spent an all-star break because I was tired. I’m in good condition. There are important things at the end, so I’ll work hard for the remaining three months and finish with a smile.”