07 May

Samsung's Yook Seon-yeop, Who Played Before his Debut said, "I Won't be Nervous During my Second Appearance"

1 inning scoreless against Doosan on the 1st... “When I saw the video, I was really nervous.”

On the day of his professional first team debut, Yook Seon-yeop (18, Samsung Lions) received ‘joking congratulations’ from his seniors and friends from other teams.

It all started as a prank by Samsung catcher Kang Min-ho.

Seon-Yeop Yook took the mound in the bottom of the 7th inning of a visiting professional baseball game against the Doosan Bears held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 1st and allowed one hit and no runs in one inning.

However, he allowed two walks, putting the bases loaded.

With bases loaded and one out in the 7th inning, Yook Seon-yeop guided Su-bin Jeong to a grounder in front of the shortstop.

Jo Soo-haeng, the runner heading to second base, was undisputedly out.

However, batter Jeong Soo-bin was ruled safe at first base.

Samsung manager Park Jin-man requested a video review, and the first base situation was also overturned to 'out'.

If Su-bin Jeong had been safe, Seon-yeop Yook would have had to give up 1 point in his debut game, but after the video review, a 'double play' was ruled, and he ended his debut game with no runs.

As he entered the dugout, catcher Kang Min-ho showed two of his fingers in a 'pincer shape' towards Yook Seon-yeop.

Kang Min-ho, whom we met at Jamsil Stadium on the 2nd, laughed heartily and said, “It means my heart is small.”

Kang Min-ho said, "Yuk Seon-yeop was so nervous while waiting for the video review.

It reminded me of my past, so I made fun of Yook Seon-yeop," and added, "Isn't it admirable that a rookie pitcher had such a good debut?

In fact, I think he's a good pitcher.

“I cheered on my junior who made his professional first team debut.

When Yook Seon-yeop pitches, he breathes faster than usual and even his lips appear blue, so the 'Video of Yook Seon-yeop's debut game' became a hot topic among baseball fans.

Of course, his party, Yook Seon-yeop, also saw the video.

Yook Seon-yeop confessed, "I didn't think I was nervous, but when I saw the video, I was nervous," and "I could see that he was breathing hard."

Friends of the same age who appeared on the professional stage together this year, including Hwang Jun-seo (Hanwha Eagles) and Kim Yun-ha (Kiwoom Heroes), also sent playful messages, asking, "Are you so nervous that your lips turn blue?"

Yook Seon-yeop shook his head and said, “I don’t know why my lips looked blue.”

Although the messages from his seniors and friends were full of teasing, Yook Seon-yeop is well aware of the sincerity behind his jokes.

Yook Seon-yeop said, “Senior Lee Ho-seong said, ‘It gets better the second time you pitch.’

Other seniors and friends from other clubs who appeared on the first team stage before me also said similar things,” and added, “I hope I get a second opportunity to pitch as soon as possible.”

“Then I will throw it without shaking,” he promised with a smile.

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