53-year-old Koo Dae-sung said the team asked him to pitch. Also, he didn’t plan his return as a professional pitcher for Geelong Korea against the Adelaide Giants.
According to online sports wagering sources, Koo made a surprise cameo for the all-Korean Geelong Korea in the Australian Baseball League.
Upon returning to the ABL in 2018, Koo set a record for the oldest player in the league’s history. Last month, he managed to surpass that mark.
Koo Dae-sung Returned as Geelong Korea Pitcher
When Koo came out of retirement to pitch for Geelong in 2018, he broke the record for the oldest player in ABL history. Last month, he finally managed to beat that mark. However, despite his extensive background, Koo was unsatisfied with his performance.
Even with his years of experience, Koo was unhappy with his work. Koo began his career as a left-handed pitcher in the KBO with the Binggrae Eagles, the predecessor team of the current Hanwha Eagles. According to betting odds experts, he was one of the best relievers in the KBO, winning the MVP award that year and a Golden Glove, and he helped Team Korea win bronze in the 2000 Olympics.
Koo signed up with the Nippon Professional Baseball League’s Orix BlueWave in 2021. While with the BlueWave in Japan, he expanded his role to include relief appearances and started games before leaving for the major leagues in 2004.
According to an offshore sportsbooks report, Koo spent a season in the majors with the New York Mets. Returning to the bullpen, Koo appeared in 33 games with an earned run average of 3.91 before a shoulder injury suffered while sliding home after what would be his only major league hit. It swiftly became the stuff of legends.