Rolex watches and Awamori sake, symbolizing the LG Twins’ Korean Series victory, made their official debut.
The LG Twins held the “LG Twins 2023 Korean Series Unified Victory Ceremony” at the Convergence Hall of LG Science Park in Magok, Seoul, on July 17. The event was held behind closed doors and was attended by LG Twins owner Koo Kwang-mo, group officials, Twins players, and front office staff.
The event consisted of a congratulatory video, introduction of the players, presentation of the championship trophy, thank yous from the manager and captain, a toast to Awamori, and the presentation of the Korean Series MVP Rolex watch.
“I don’t think I’ve ever received so many congratulations in my life, and I’m sure the president of the Sun Tournament, who is watching from the sky, is looking at this occasion with great joy.” Koo Kwang-mo, who proposed the toast, thanked the players and sports staff.
“Now our fans will no longer remember the number 1994, 바카라사이트 but 2023,” said Mr. Koo Kwang-mo. “I hope that the proud members of today’s team will be remembered forever in the hearts of our fans as we increase this joyful number.”
The official delivery of the Rolex watches that attracted attention was held.
“I think this watch is a relic of the previous chairman,” said Oh Ji-hwan, who received a Rolex watch for winning the Korean Series MVP award. “I hope to display it for many people to see.”
Oh announced his intention to donate the Rolex watch when he was named the Series MVP after winning the Korean Series on April 13. The Rolex watch was purchased by the late founder Koo Bon-moo on a business trip overseas in 1998 to be given to the Korean Series MVP when LG won the Korean Series.
“I would like to thank Captain Oh Ji-hwan once again for his kindness,” said Koo Kwang-mo, “and I will make sure that the watch is meaningfully displayed under the name of ‘Korean Series MVP, Captain Oh Ji-hwan’.”
Coach Yeom Kyung-yeop said, “The team’s desperation to win the championship and the strong support of the owner, front office, and group employees made it possible for us to win the title. We will consider it as a new beginning and build a stronger and more prestigious club, LG Twins, in the future,” he said.
LG won 6-2 against KT in Game 5 of the best-of-seven 2023 KBO League Korean Series at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on April 13. After losing Game 1, LG rebounded to win Games 2 through 5 in four straight games to win the Korean Series title. It had been a whopping 29 years since they won the title in 1994.
In Game 1,
KT was led by starter Ko Young-pyo’s six innings of two-run (one earned) ball, followed by clean relief from relievers Son Dong-hyun (two innings) and Park Young-hyun (one inning). With the score tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Moon Sang-chul hit a game-winning double off LG closer Ko Woo-seok to win the game 3-2.
In game two, LG fought back. Overcoming a one-out walk to Choi Won-tae in the first inning, LG rallied from a 0-4 deficit to win 5-4 in dramatic fashion. Seven bullpen members pitched 8⅔ scoreless innings, and Park Dong-won hit the game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth.
Game 3 was an epic battle. LG took the lead in the third inning when Austin hit a three-run home run off Benjamin to the left field foul pole. KT capitalized on a critical throwing error by LG shortstop Oh Ji-hwan in the fifth inning to take a 4-3 lead.
LG tied the game in the sixth with a two-run homer by Park Dong-won.
KT made it 7-5 in the eighth on a tying double by Hwang Jae-gyun and a two-run homer by Park Byung-ho, but LG had the last laugh. Oh Ji-hwan hit a game-winning three-run homer with runners on first and second in the ninth inning. In the bottom of the ninth, KT had the bases loaded, but Kim Sang-soo grounded out to end the game.
In game four, LG bombarded the KT mound on a bullpen day. LG pounded out 17 hits, including three home runs, in a 15-4 victory. Kim Hyun-soo hit a two-run shot, Moon Bo-kyung hit a two-run shot, and Oh Ji-hwan hit a three-run home run. LG starter Kim Yun-sik pitched a no-hitter through the fourth inning and earned the win with 5⅔ innings of three-hit ball, one walk and three strikeouts.
In Game 5, starter Kelly earned the win with five innings of five-hit ball, three walks, three strikeouts and one run. Hae-min Park opened the scoring in the third inning with a two-run double that put runners on second and third. In the fourth inning, Hae-min made a super diving catch to prevent a run from scoring on a single to left-center field.