“You have to watch it because that player has to see it.” Lee Do-yoon, the ‘Eagles’ unsung hero’ who kept what he said three years ago
“You have to see that player because you have to see it.”
Hanwha shortstop Lee Do-yoon (26) solved the final puzzle of the team’s 6th consecutive win with a super catch in the bottom of the 9th inning with 2 outs and the bases loaded. A sweeping win in four straight games, including a double header. This record is a rare record that came 7,300 days after the Daejeon LG game from September 13 to September 15, 2003.
In the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ match between Kiwoom Heroes and Hanwha Eagles held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the afternoon of the 10th, Lee Do-yoon was substituted as shortstop in the bottom of the sixth inning with a 9-4 lead. This was the choice of Hanwha coach Choi Won-ho, who hoped to protect the lead with stable defense.
Lee Do-yoon lived up to the expectations of coach Choi Won-ho, who brought out the great defense card.
In his determination after hitting his first hit since his debut in 2020, Lee Do-yoon said, “I want to become a stable and steady player rather than a flashy one. There is not much time left in the season, so I have to show a lot of good performances to be able to play baseball in the first team next year. “I want to make sure that fans have the feeling at the shortstop position, not ‘That player watches because there’s no one else to watch,’ but ‘You have to watch because that player needs to see,’” he said.
Lee Do-yoon proved on the ground what he said in an interview three years ago. Lee Do-yoon became ‘that player’.
Bottom of 9th inning, 2 outs, bases loaded, 9-8, one run lead. In a 2-ball, 1-strike situation, a strong ground ball hit by Kiwoom Dawson flowed between Park Sang-won’s legs and headed toward second base. Lee Do-yoon chased the batted ball to the end. He caught the ball by throwing his body at a batted ball that was rolling quickly past the second base base, and calmly took the ball out and sprayed it to first base, putting the batter and runner out. It was Hanwha’s 7,300th day, the moment of completing a 4-game sweep for the first time in 20 years.먹튀검증
The orange-colored Eagles fans who visited Gocheok Dome covered their mouths and admired Lee Do-yoon’s defense. First baseman Chae Eun-seong, who ended the game by catching a super catch, also clenched his fists and cheered.
Lee Do-yoon, a right-handed pitching left-handed batting infielder from Bukil High School, was selected by Hanwha with the 24th overall pick in the second and third rounds in 2015, but entered military service without being able to break through the first-team infield wall. Lee Do-yoon, who did not let go of baseball even during his military service, made his name known to fans with his first hit in his 2020 debut.
Three years later, Lee Do-yoon, who worked hard and devoted himself to baseball, established himself as the Eagles’ winning celebration shortstop. He is a man who sticks to his words. This is Lee Do-yoon, the silent hero of the Eagles.