On the day of the final Jamsil Rivalry game of the 2023 Korean Baseball Organization regular season, Jamsil Stadium was alive with yellow waves symbolizing the LG Twins.
Fans chanted “29 Years of Han” as the LG team lifted the regular-season championship trophy, and then erupted in anticipation when captain Oh Ji-hwan promised to “win four games to win the unified championship and cry beautifully.
LG, the regular-season champions of the 2023 Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), won the pennant race against the Doosan Bears 5-2 at home in Jamsil, Seoul, on Friday, giving their fans their 86th win of the season (56 losses and two draws).
After the game, LG fans were treated to an unforgettable event.
Although LG had clinched the regular season title on the previous three days, the KBO saw the 15th, when LG played its final game of the regular season at home, as the “right time” to present the championship trophy.
On this day, 23,750 spectators filled Jamsil Baseball Stadium. Most of them were LG fans.
Even after the Doosan fans left after the game, Jamsil Baseball Stadium was filled with fans holding yellow towels.
After congratulating LG on winning the regular season title, KBO Commissioner Heo Koo-yeon presented the trophy to the team.
CEO Kim In-seok, team president Cha Myung-seok, manager Yoon Kyung-yup, and captain Oh Ji-hwan performed a ceremony with the trophy, followed by other players posing for photos with the regular season championship trophy in the background.
The LG players then looked at the fans and unfurled a banner that read, “We will run to the top as one with our fans.”
The regular season championship ceremony was a natural progression to the Korean Series.
Coach Yeom Kyung-yup said, “There were so many twists and turns and difficulties during the season. Thanks to your passionate support, the team overcame the difficulties and won the championship. Thank you very much,” he said to the fans, then added, “We have achieved our first goal this season, winning the pennant race. Now we have one more. We will repay the fans for their support by winning the Korean Series.”
“The front office and the entire team worked really hard and finished the regular season in a good mood,” said Oh Ji-hwan. “From now on, we will go into war mode. I will cry in style after winning four games and achieving the overall championship.”
After the ceremony, Oh Ji-hwan said, “I don’t have the confidence to hold back my tears after the Korean Series. That’s why I told the fans, ‘I’ll cry after we win the championship.’” “Our fans filled the stadium today. To build the pride of LG fans is my only goal for the rest of the season,” he said.
“Of course, I’m happy and thrilled to win the regular season, but the season is not over yet,” he continued. “I promised our fans that we will go into ‘war mode.’ We will prepare hard and reward them with good results, and we will definitely win the overall title.”
LG won its first regular season title in 29 years, since 1994. If they can win the first four games of the Korean Series, they will win their first Korean Series title in 29 years.
Like Oh, LG fans are ready to “cry in style. 토토사이트