Korean baseball entered the top 10 WBC matches twice… But the result

January 23, 2023 0 Comments

The Korean baseball team has participated in all four World Baseball Classics (WBC) so far. Although he failed to advance to the second round in the last two tournaments and bowed his head, he is tied for 5th with 15 wins with Cuba in the record for the most wins in WBC history so far. With 15 wins and 7 losses, the odds are 0.681.

Among these 22 games, there were many famous wins. The victory over Korea and Japan was dramatic every time, and there was a time when they advanced to the final by defeating Venezuela, where major leaguers participated.

Unfortunately, however, Korea appears as a loser in all WBC famous matches selected by MLB.com. One is the final against Japan in 2009, which was lost after a fierce game, and one is the first match of the first round in 2017, which raised Israel’s momentum.

On the 19th (Korean time), MLB.com selected 10 best WBC matches of all time. South Korea comes in first and fifth.

The first place is the 2009 final. MLB.com said, “In the 2009 final, 54,846 spectators watched the match between Korea and Japan at Dodger Stadium. It was a situation,” he said, emphasizing the rivalry between the two countries.

In the 2009 finals, Korea took the game to overtime with Lee Beom-ho’s tying run in the bottom of the ninth, but lost 3-5 after being hit by Ichiro Suzuki in the top of the 10th inning. In the process, controversy arose over not filtering Ichiro.

Although the result was a defeat, he showed tenacity against Japan and did not give up until the end. However, the next great game that MLB.com selected, including Korea, had the opposite result. 토토사이트

5th place is the start of the Israeli storm. In the first match of the first round of the 2017 WBC, Korea suffered a 1-2 loss in the 10th overtime to Israel and became a ‘bridesmaid’. MLB.com explained, “Israel, who made their WBC debut in Seoul, announced the start of the tournament with a dramatic victory over Korea.” Israel caused a stir by defeating Taiwan and the Netherlands in this tournament to advance to the second round.

Can Korea make a ‘wonderful match’ in this WBC? The 2023 WBC team, led by coach Lee Kang-cheol, will gather in Arizona next month to prepare for the tournament in earnest.

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