Celebrating the 42nd anniversary of our founding, we held a New Year’s ceremony and strengthened our resolve to welcome the new season.
Director Seung-yeop Lee giving a greeting
Professional baseball Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop is giving a greeting at the founding ceremony held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Songpa-gu, Seoul on the morning of the 15th.
“I will change first. I hope that you too will adapt to the professional baseball environment, which is experiencing many changes.”
The ‘key word’ that Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop spoke at the start of the new year was change.
At the Doosan Club’s 42nd anniversary event held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 15th, Coach Lee said, “The first goal is to adapt to changes. I think that if we adapt quickly, it will serve as a foundation for more wins.”
The KBO League will face a major change that can be called a ‘revolution’ in 2024.
The Automatic Ball-Strike System (ABS), in which a machine called a ‘robot umpire’ determines strikes, was officially introduced, and like the American Major League Baseball (MLB) last year, the base size was increased from 15 square inches to 18 square inches. I decided to raise it.
Professional baseball Doosan Bears players and team officials, celebrating their 42nd anniversary, are cutting a cake at the founding ceremony held on the 15th.
From the left, new captain Yang Seok-hwan, CEO Ko Young-seop, coach Lee Seung-yeop, and general manager Kim Tae-ryong.
To encourage more aggressive hitting, defensive shifts will be limited, and a pitch clock that limits pitchers’ pitching time will be piloted in the first half of the year.
Coach Lee said that adapting quickly to these changes is the shortcut to victory.
In addition, Coach Lee reflected on the regret of having to end the fall baseball season with a single game in last year’s wild card game, saying, “I cannot forget the loss in Changwon on October 19th. I will hold the defeat that day deep in my heart. The players will change, but the coaches will also change. “I don’t think we can win anymore if there is no change,” he said.
Doosan, the first professional baseball team founded under the name ‘OB Bears’ on January 15, 1982, celebrates its 42nd anniversary this year.
President Ko Young-seop, who was newly inaugurated as CEO of Doosan, talked about his visit to CES 2024 in Las Vegas, USA, the world’s largest home appliance and IT exhibition, and said, “The keywords for CES innovation were AI and robotics, and when you think of the upcoming changes in professional baseball, it is a story that is far from us. “It’s not,” he emphasized. 19가이드03