Bae Jung-dae (28, KT, photo) is a healthy and fighting player. Even after being hit by a pitch during a game in 2019, he said, “It’s okay” and played the game until the end. As it turned out, the fracture of the ulna is still clearly in the memory of KT coach Lee Kang-cheol. Bae Jeong-dae, who has been unknown for a long time, cherishes the opportunity to compete. Since he was KT, who did not have many outfield backup resources, he was also a grateful player who always burned his will to play, saying, “I can run no matter where it is broken.”아톰카지노
Bae Jeong-dae, who has been fully established as a starting player since 2020, has played in all 144 games for three consecutive years until last year. Last year, there were only five players in the league, and the only player who played in all matches for three consecutive years in the last 10 years was Park Hae-min and the only player assigned to the team from 2017 to 2019.
Naturally, the goal of the squad was clear this season. He was an all-game appearance for the fourth year in a row. However, that goal was shattered before it even opened. During his exhibition game, he was hit by a pitch and fractured the back of his hand. He spent two months in rehabilitation, and after returning in June, he wandered the bottom for a while. In 15 games after his return, he could only hit 0.178 (8 hits in 45 at-bats).
However, the assigned team, which began to recover from the end of the first half, entered the center of KT’s attack with the start of the second half. He is 9-for-26 with 4 walks, 7 RBI and 6 runs scored in his last 6 game hitting streak. In his last five games, his batting average is 0.471 (8 hits in 17 at-bats). After the start of the second half, KT ran 4 wins and 1 loss in 5 games and rose to 5th place in three months, with the batting team assigned to the 9th batter.
Bae Jeong-dae has considered the record of all matches as his method of survival. He said, “I am not better than other players in terms of hitting record, so even one game where I can hit even one hit is precious,” he said, aiming to play all games this season as well. For the first time in the off-season, going to overseas training and preparing hard was canceled due to an injury before the start, so it was quite a shock. Even after his return, his heart, which had been shaken for over a month, started in the second half and now he is holding on to everything.
Bae Jeong-dae said, “I thought the 144 game trip was the most important thing, but as something I had maintained for a long time was cut off, it felt like something that supported me had collapsed. I think I was shaken a lot mentally. My physical condition did not return to normal,” he said. I decided to think that it was a good experience to be disconnected like this once.”
After the frustration of the first half, the goal of the second half of the second half of the second half of the second half of the year is also certain.
Bae Jeong-dae said, “Fall baseball must be played this year as well. The team is going at a good pace. The most important goal for me is to continue to play healthily and continue to help win,” he said. I will try to make up for what I missed in the first half.”