SSG Landers coach Kim Won-hyung received a special birthday celebration prepared by the front desk before the match between Lotte and SSG in the “2022 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League” held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 5th. The first day of the “No Brand Burger Day” ahead of three consecutive games against Lotte was coach Kim Won-hyung’s birthday. The club’s front desk prepared a large hamburger cake at the No Brand Burger.
Han Yoo-seom and Seo Jin-yong took to the ground with a hamburger cake without director Kim Won-hyung knowing. I could feel that the hamburger was quite heavy on the faces of the two players. The hamburger cake was highlighted with the Little Prince figure, a nickname of coach Kim Won-hyung, against the backdrop of the baseball ground. Head coach Kim Won-hyung, who heard birthday songs from fans and players on the ground, said, “I didn’t know I would be congratulated by fans and the team on the ground like this before the game. I’m happy because of the players these days. And I’d like to thank my fans for supporting me in this hot weather.”
After a brief birthday celebration, the large hamburger cake was moved to the dugout. Oh Tae-gon and Cron even checked closely to see if the hamburger cake was real. In the game, Choo Shin-soo hit Lotte closer Kim Won-joong’s fourth 136km forkball in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs and no runners in the bottom of the ninth inning, which was tied 3-3. The ball gradually stretched out, leading to a walk-off home run if it slightly exceeded Lotte center fielder Jeon Joon-woo’s jump.
As he passed the first base, Choo Shin-soo cheered, and he was delighted with the walk-off home run as he enjoyed the celebration of his fellow players. SSG starter Oh Won-seok threw 105 pitches in six innings and went down the mound with four hits, two walks, four strikeouts and three runs. And Jang Ji-hoon, Seo Dong-min, and Seo Jin-yong were in charge of the mound. 스포츠토토킹
In the batting lineup, Park Sung-han hit three hits, one run and one stolen base in four at-bats, and Han Yoo-seom hit a timely two-run hit in the bottom of the third inning with two outs and runners on second and third base. Ha Jae-hoon hit a timely hit in the bottom of the seventh inning with two outs and runners on first and third base. Finally, Choo Shin-soo led the team to victory with a walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. For SSG manager Kim Won-hyung, Choo Shin-soo’s thrilling walk-off home run made a special birthday present.