Can the LG Twins celebrate their first championship in 29 years in front of their owner?
LG Group Chairman Koo Kwang-mo, owner of the LG Twins, visited the stadium to watch Game 5 of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Korean Series (best-of-seven) between LG and KT at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Wednesday.
Koo, who is known to be a baseball fanatic, made a splash when he visited Jamsil Stadium wearing a glossy jumper in the first game of the Korean Series on April 7. As LG finished first in the regular season for the first time in 29 years since 1994 and reached the Korean Series for the first time in 21 years since 2002, he made his first “intuition” visit as chairman in 2018 to help the team win the title. He also came to Game 4 at KT Wiz Park in Suwon to watch LG’s 15-4 victory.
LG suffered a 2-3 setback to KT on Koo’s first day, but the team swept the second through fourth games and is now just one win away from its first title in 29 years. 카지노사이트 Koo watched the game in a glossy jumper, as he did in Games 1 and 4, to see LG celebrate its victory.
LG’s love of baseball is no secret.
Its founder, the late Chairman Koo Bon-moo, changed the group’s name from Lucky Gold Star to LG in 1995, the year after the 1994 championship. He brought Awamori shochu from Okinawa, Japan, as a toast to the Korean Series victory, and bought an expensive Rolex watch for the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 1998 Korean Series.
The Awamori shochu and Rolex watch are reportedly still in the company’s vault as LG hasn’t won a championship in over 20 years.
Chairman Koo Kwang-mo is also known to be a baseball fanatic. While working as an executive at LG Electronics and other companies, he is said to have often had “intuitions” with employees during management classes. Although he hasn’t officially appeared at a stadium since taking over as chairman in 2018, he showed his love for the team by visiting three games during the Korea Series.
The Korean Series is now in its fifth game, with LG holding a 3-1 series lead over the regular season champions.
Despite suffering a setback in Game 1 when closer Go Woo-seok gave up the game-winning double off Moon Sang-chul, the team swept Games 2 through 4 to become just one win away from their first title in 29 years, dating back to 1994. After Park Dong-won’s come-from-behind two-run shot in the second inning and Oh Ji-hwan’s three-run shot in the third, the LG offense pounded the KT mound for 15 runs in the fourth.
LG’s winning pitcher was ace Casey Kelley.
Kelly’s season record is 10-7 with a 3.83 ERA in 30 games, and after a slump in the first half of the year with a 6-5 record and 4.44 ERA in 18 games, she rebounded with a 4-2 record and 2.90 ERA in 12 games, including a 6⅓-inning, two-run (one earned) shutout in Game 1 of the Korean Series on April 7.
Coincidentally, both games of the Korean Series were pitched in front of Chairman Koo.