The LG Twins won the regular season championship for the first time in 29 years.
On the 3rd, when there was no game, LG erased both the 2nd place KT Wiz and the 3rd place NC Dinos, losing all of their winning magic numbers. In the regular season, they recorded 82 wins, 2 draws, and 51 losses (winning ratio 0.617), confirming first place regardless of the results of the remaining 9 games. LG, which won the championship twice in 1990 and 1994, has remained ‘unrelated’ for the past 28 years. This season was different. After leaping to first place on June 27th with a two-stroke system, he maintained the lead and achieved a great feat.스포츠토토
Last winter, LG did not renew the contract with coach Ryu Ji-hyun. When former SK Wyverns coach Yeom Kyung-yeop was appointed as the successor, there were many reactions of ‘unexpected’. Coach Yeom served as the first team commander at Nexen Heroes (currently Kiwoom, 2013-2016) and SK (currently SSG Landers, 2019-2020), but did not have the ‘winning experience’ that LG wanted. Even if he led the team to the fall baseball season, he was frustrated every time he was on the verge of winning and was given the unpleasant label of being second in command.
LG recognized coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop’s leadership and gave him a three-year contract (down payment of 300 million won, annual salary of 500 million won, incentive of 300 million won). Director Yeom showed such strong desire that he shouted the word ‘win’ 10 times at the manager’s inauguration ceremony. . He quickly took control of the team with his unique charisma and brought a new wind with the so-called ‘running baseball.’ He did not waver even amid the poor performance and injuries of the main players.
After confirming the win, Coach Yeom Kyeong-yeop said, “First of all, I would like to thank the fans who came to us on many trips throughout the year and supported us passionately at home, so we were able to win the pennant race for the first time in 29 years. Secondly, It was a difficult season, and there were many ups and downs, but I am grateful to our players, captains Oh Ji-hwan and Kim Hyun-soo, and pitchers Kim Jin-seong and Lim Chan-gyu, who came together and did their best in each and every game to take first place in the pennant race. “I want to say congratulations,” he said.
He continued, “Thirdly, I would like to say thank you to the coaches who, even though I got angry and nagged a lot during the year, guided the players well and guided them in the direction we wanted to go. Fourthly, they supported us on the field. I would like to thank owner Koo Kwang-mo, acting owner Koo Bon-neung, CEO Kim In-seok, and general manager Cha Myeong-seok for their trust and support like a shadow behind the scenes. Also, starting with our front office and team leaders, everyone worked hard to help on the field, and together, “I want to share this joy with the front staff who worked hard,” he said. “I am so happy that I achieved my first goal, and the second biggest goal, the Korean Series (KS), remains. From now on, I will plan my rest and training well and prepare well. “We will prepare well so that we can smile until the end,” he said.