Undefeated’ Dae-sung Koo is unforgettable, Orix selected as the 2nd best foreign pitcher of all time

As an Orix fan, I don’t think I’ll be able to forget Koo Dae-sung.

Dae-seong Koo (54), left-hander of the Hanwha Eagles, became the second best foreign pitcher of all time for the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese professional baseball team.

Baseball Channel, a Japanese baseball site, selected and released the best 5 pitchers and fielders of 12 Japanese professional baseball teams. Koo Dae-seong was Orix’s second foreign pitcher after Brandon Dixon (2013-2021). 안전놀이터

Koo Dae-seong, who led Hanwha to the Korean Series championship in 1999, transferred to Orix in 2001 and played until 2004. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he left a strong impression in the match against Japan and advanced to Japan.

He pitched in 110 games over four years with the Orix, recording 24-34 with 10 saves and an ERA of 3.88. He struck out 504 while pitching 503 innings. He started as a closer in his first year and transitioned to a starter during the season. In his debut season, he went 7-9 with 10 saves and an earned run average of 4.06.

In his second season as a full-time starting pitcher, he only won 5 wins, but with an ERA of 2.52, he ranked second in this category in the Pacific League. At the time, 토토 Orix struggled with empty hit and finished the season at the bottom of the league. In 2003 and 2004, he could not fill the regular innings due to residual injuries, and won 6 wins each. After the 2004 season, he moved to the New York Mets of the Major League Baseball. After Koo Dae-sung left the team, Orix Blue Wave and Kintetsu Buffaloes merged to form Orix Buffaloes.