Although he played for a short time in the KBO League, Dek McGuire (34) left a strong impression with his no-hitter (no-hitter). He recalled his memories in Korea.
On the 16th (Korean time), Maguire conducted a real-time chat with fans through MLB Trade Rumors, a media specializing 카지노사이트in major league (MLB) transfers.
Maguire, who announced his retirement from playing last December, is currently working for a Colorado youth baseball team. Afterwards, he plans to return to his alma mater Georgia Tech (Georgia Tech) this fall to take up a college coaching position.
Among the many questions about Maguire, his life in Korea was also mentioned. He signed a contract with the Samsung Lions for up to $950,000 ahead of the 2019 season. Although he had difficulties in the beginning due to the game hunting, he achieved the 14th no-hit no-run in KBO history on April 21 against Hanwha in Daejeon. 14 strikeouts were a bonus.
But even after that, I couldn’t get back on track, and to make matters worse, I even suffered a hamstring injury. In the end, he left Korea with a waiver announced in early August with a record of 4 wins and 8 losses and an ERA of 5.05.
The memory of the no-hit, no-run is clear even to Maguire. When asked about his ‘memorable moment as a baseball player’, he cited a no-hitter along with his major league debut. In comparison with his first MLB start, he said, “The first pitch was not good, so a no-hit, no-run is more memorable.”
Were there any impressive players in the Korean league? Maguire definitely picked out Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom) as a player to pay attention to. He recorded 3 hits and 3 walks in 9 at-bats against Lee Jung-hoo in the 2019 season. “Everyone is talking about Lee Jung-hoo,” Maguire said, referring to his popularity in the US.
He also came up with the name of Kang Baek-ho (24, KT). In 2019, when Maguire played, Kang Baek-ho recorded a batting average of 0.336, especially against Maguire, with 2 hits in 3 at-bats (2 doubles).
Maguire, who said of his time in Korea, “It was an unreal experience. I loved every moment,” and said, “The most awkward thing was not being able to overhear people talking in a cafe.” This seems to have turned around the language problem.
Even so, Maguire also showed appreciation for his former team. “Samsung made me and my family feel comfortable on and off the pitch,” he said.
Although he played for a short period of time, Maguire analyzed that the KBO, major league, and minor league tendencies are completely different. He described the KBO League as “a tendency to put the bunt first and win every inning.” He also said that “the player pool is on the small side”, citing South Korea’s small population (51 million) compared to the United States (337 million).