“I’m playing baseball because of them. I want you to contact me.”
NC Dinos infielder Do Tae-hoon, 30, started at first base in the No. 9 spot against the Changwon Hanwha on the 26th, going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs to lead the team to an 11-0 victory. After taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, he hit a two-run double with the bases loaded to set the stage for the big inning. NC scored six runs in the second inning alone, including a two-run double by Do. The game was tilted early.
In the bottom of the inning, he came back to bat with the bases loaded and a runner on third with a single to right. In the top of the seventh, with the bases loaded and no outs, he hit a solo shot to right field off Han Seung-Joo to make it 11.메이저사이트
Do has been the lifeblood of the infield this season and is off to the best start of his eight-year career. He has played every position in the infield except shortstop this year and is batting 3-for-6 (22-for-72) with two home runs, nine RBIs and an .850 OPS in 36 games. Despite the departures of Park Seok-min, Oh Young-soo, and other corner infielders, Do Tae-hoon has filled the void and is proving to be a force to be reckoned with even when the original starters return.
However, this performance could have come about by accident. In the early hours of 12 September, the last day of the Chuseok holiday last year, Do Tae-hoon was driving back to Changwon after visiting his home in Busan when he was involved in a collision with a drunk driver who was driving in reverse on the highway. It was a dizzying and dangerous situation, with the car overturning. Luckily, the driver’s car hit the passenger side of the car, not the driver’s side, and with the help of passersby, Do Tae Hoon was able to avoid a major accident.
Do was hospitalised for a short time due to concerns about the after-effects, but after recovering well, he returned to the first team roster on the 30th. He has continued to perform well this year.
However, after the game on the 26th, Do Tae-hoon spoke to the club about the car accident again. He wanted to convey a message that he wanted to find the people who helped him during the accident.
“It’s not related to today’s game, but there’s something I really want to say,” he said, before adding, “In September last year, I was involved in a car accident in which I collided with a reversing vehicle and my car overturned. At that time, there were people who helped me by risking a second accident on the motorway, but I was too busy with the accident to thank them,” he explained.
“I always thought that I should thank them, and now that everything is over, I contacted the police station and asked for their contact information, but there was no contact information left, so I was thinking a lot about what I should do,” he said. “I think that I can play baseball today because of them. If they see this, I would like them to contact me through the club. I want to see them and say thank you,” he said, conveying a plea to find a lifesaver.
Do Tae-hoon is eager to express his gratitude to the person who made his baseball career blossom.