Those who were called the ‘golden generation’ of Korean baseball for a while were born in 1982. Starting with Choo Shin-soo, Oh Seung-hwan, Lee Dae-ho, Kim Tae-gyun, Jeong Geun-woo, and Son Seung-rak have been raging in domestic and international leagues.
They have long served as the backbone of the national team. Even based on the World Baseball Classic (WBC), from the first tournament in 2006 when he was 24 years old to the most recent 4th tournament in 2017, there has never been a case where a person born in 1982 was missing.
However, they have already reached the age where they have passed the injustice, and the time has come to step down from the national team. Choo Shin-soo and Oh Seung-hwan were still active and had competitiveness, but it was difficult to be selected for the national team. 안전놀이터 The 5th WBC, which will be held in March, is the first tournament to be held without anyone born in 1982.
As those born in 1982 stepped down, those born in 1999 accounted for the most in the national team. Pitcher Gwak Bin, Jeong Cheol-won (Lee Sang-doosan), Jeong Woo-yeong (LG), and fielders Kang Baek-ho (KT) and Kim Hye-seong (Kiwoom), as many as five people boarded the ‘Lee Kang-cheol’.
Most of them are candidates worthy of a nod. Although they are still young at the age of 24, they continue to play an active role in the league and show that there is nothing lacking in wearing the ‘Taegeuk mark’.