KT Wiz No. 4 hitter Park Byung-ho had a tough fall. His team KT dramatically beat the NC Dinos in the playoffs to advance to the Korean Series, but failed to cross the last step toward winning. Fourth straight runner-up after losing the first leg. The poor batting performance of Park Byung-ho, the fourth batter, is the factor that Park Byung-ho himself struggled the most. Park Byung-ho hit a dramatic come-from-behind home run to turn the game around in the bottom of the eighth inning in Game 3, but his team lost in the ninth inning. Manager Lee Kang-chul believed in the fourth batter Park Byung-ho until the end, and he also wanted to meet expectations, but the flow that went over once did not return. As such, KT failed to bring back momentum and remained in second place.
Park Byung-ho recently participated in KT’s fan festival and told his fans, “I’m sorry and sorry for the results of the Korean Series.” About 15 days have passed, but it was a result that was hard to understand for myself. Park Byung-ho, who was selected as the first winner in the first baseman category at the KBO awards ceremony on the 27th, said, “I’m so sorry that I didn’t win. I should have done better, but I think I missed my team’s chance to win because I was sluggish. “Time has passed, but it still doesn’t get better,” he said.
In fact, KT had a magical enough season. It fell to the bottom at the beginning of the season and finished the regular season in second place. It’s a drama in itself. There was a chance to even try to win the Korean Series, but the will of heaven was insufficient. Park Byung-ho said, “I still have a great desire to win the championship. “I want to be at the top next year with our KT players because I haven’t won yet,” he said. “I think I have to prepare well from this winter.” “I will prepare for the technical parts while working harder to cope with the weaknesses,” he said.
Park Byung-ho also said, “I won the defense award this year, but I’m not satisfied because the result was bad at the end. “I want to defend well until the end of next year and win unconditionally,” he renewed his determination. Park Byung-ho, who is already in his late 30s, is an unprecedented home run hitter who won the KBO League home run title again just a year ago. He also wants to win the competition with his juniors without hesitating to the limit of his age.
Park Byung-ho said, “I’ve been very proud of Noh Si-hwan while watching him grow. But it will be the same for everyone, not just me. I want to compete with those juniors. “I’m getting older, but I want to compete and produce good results,” he said again. Already, he is looking at the opening of the 2024 season.