I wonder what would have happened without him when the LG Twins won the championship for the first time in 29 years. His earnestness resulted in a win-win. Veteran pitcher Kim Jin-seong (38) is the protagonist.
In the winter of 2021, Kim Jin-seong faced the risk of taking off his uniform. This is because he received notice of release from NC, where he played for 9 seasons as a founding member.
However, Kim Jin-seong wanted to extend his active duty. This is because he was still in good physical condition and the position of the ball was fine.
He was desperate. So he made a direct call to nine clubs. He called the general manager, manager, coaches, etc. Please give me a chance.
His earnestness reached LG. He took a tryout and finally succeeded in signing a contract with LG.
Kim Jin-seong, wearing a striped uniform, played 58 innings in 67 games last year and showed good performance with 6 wins, 3 losses, 12 holds, and an ERA of 3.10.
Kim Jin-seong, who qualified as a free agent after the season, continued his active career extension by signing a two-year contract with LG for a total of 700 million won.
This year is better. She’s hitting a career high at age 38. He has appeared in 78 games and has 5 wins, 1 loss, 21 holds, 3 saves, and a 2.24 ERA in 68⅓ innings.
His position was strong. He is playing the role of a finisher as well as a sure-win player. He is playing the role of filling in for Jung Woo-young and Ko Woo-seok, who were selected for the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Because Kim Jin-seong was there, there were no holes visible in the bullpen. He did not shy away from difficult tasks, such as saving two innings. Thanks to his performance, LG succeeded in winning the regular league championship for the first time in 29 years.안전놀이터
Kim Jin-seong, who had experience winning at NC, got to experience his second win with his new team.
And a meaningful record was set against Lotte in Busan on the 5th. Kim Jin-seong, who came on the mound in the bottom of the 7th inning with the team leading 5-0 with one out and the bases loaded, struck out Jeon Jun-woo with 7 balls and then guided Yoo Kang-nam to a grounder to shortstop, putting out the preceding runner and ending the inning. In this way, Kim Jin-seong accumulated holds, and with this hold, he achieved the 100th hold in his personal career.
Kim Jin-seong is showing competitiveness even at the age of 38. His sincerity from two years ago has resulted in smiles from both the team and himself. It is truly a happy ending.