Choo Shin-soo’s sniper, injured Kim Hyeon-soo’s 10th Taegeuk mark

Choo Shin-soo (Cleveland Indians at the time) was a precious body in the 2nd WBC tournament in 2009. He entered as the only major leaguer. He was expected to be the national team’s solver and central hitter. However, he had many restrictions in training and playing. He was an interference from his team. Director Kim In-sik expressed his displeasure. 

He was crooked from the training camp in Hawaii. He complained of pain in his elbow. Cleveland put the brakes on their participation in the contest. He even asked to leave the national team and return to the team. Choo Shin-soo’s appearance became the biggest concern, and the atmosphere of the national team was also disturbed. Choo Shin-soo decided to participate despite opposition from Cleveland and participated in the first round in Tokyo. 

Joint training was also not easy. Manager Kim In-sik said, “There were also many restrictions in training. (The Cleveland dispatched trainer) ordered to stop after only a few hits.” He played 3 games in the 1st round, but MLB informed him that he could not participate before the 1st round 1st place match against Japan. Angry director Kim In-sik expressed strong dissatisfaction, saying, “Think about the benefits you will get later.”

Choo Shin-soo’s participation in the WBC had a lot of gossip. 스포츠토토 That is, he was guaranteed to participate in the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou. In the Asian Games, if you win a gold medal, military service benefits are given to you. It was a crucial point in continuing his major league career. It was the reason why the strange picture came out that he joined the national team with a sore elbow. Overcoming twists and turns, Choo Shin-soo played as the designated hitter and led the Korean team to the final. He also hit a home run against Darvish Ryu.

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