LG Twins catcher Park Dong-won (33) and pitcher Yoo Young-chan (26) receive special awards.
Although he missed out on the Korean Series MVP, he was selected as ‘Yeom VP’ as promised by coach Yeom Kyung-yeop.
LG coach Yeom Kyung-yeop made one promise ahead of the Korean Series.
He said that he would personally select a distinguished player separately from the MVP and give him a prize of 10 million won. 카지노사이트랭크
It is the same amount as the MVP prize money voted by reporters.
The MVP was given the Rolex watch promised by the late LG Group Chairman Koo Bon-moo
but the purpose was to encourage players who unfortunately missed out.
Fans who heard the news through the article named him ‘Yeom VP (Yeom Kyung-yeop + MVP).’
The MVP competition, which had been a two-way match between Oh Ji-hwan and Park Dong-won until the middle of the series, ended dully.
In the press vote, Oh Ji-hwan received 80 votes and Park Dong-won received 7 votes.
This is because Oh Ji-hwan hit home runs in three consecutive games starting from the second game, scoring the most RBIs (8 runs) in the team.
However, Park Dong-won’s performance was also dazzling.
In Game 2, he hit a two-run home run to come back from a 3-4 deficit, and hit a two-run home run in Game 3 as well.
Although he missed out on MVP, it was a meaningful win for Park Dong-won.
He participated in the Korean Series with the Heroes in 2014 and 2019, but won the title of ‘winning catcher’, which he never achieved.
Park Dong-won was especially grateful to director Yeom Kyung-yeop, whom he has had a relationship with since his days with Heroes.
He said, “I am grateful and proud because I feel like I have repaid the coach who raised me 10 years ago with a win.
Director Yeom presented ‘Yeom VP’ to Park Dong-won.
But Park Dong-won was not the only winner.
Bullpen pitcher Yoo Young-chan also received it.
When asked a question after the game, Coach Yeom said, “I will give 5 million won each to Park Dong-won and Yoo Young-chan.
Yoo Young-chan led the inning and played a role in giving us some breathing room.”
Yoo Young-chan appeared in three games of the Korean Series and pitched six innings.
He allowed only three hits and one run. In particular, his performance in the second game was dazzling.
He came on as the 6th pitcher in the 5th inning with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases, and perfectly pitched the 2nd and 1/3 innings until the 7th.
Meanwhile, LG trailed from 1-4 to 3-4, and achieved a comeback victory thanks to Park Dong-won’s home run.
Yoo Young-chan is a 4-year college graduate pitcher who joined in the 5th round in 2020.
After being discharged from the military, Coach Yeom used Yoo Young-chan, who can hit 150 km per hour, and Yoo Young-chan responded with a good pitch.
However, coach Yeom Kyung-yeop changed his plan at the players’ meal held after the awards ceremony.
Originally planning to give 5 million won each, it was decided to give 10 million won to both players.
This is because Park Dong-won came to Director Yeom and boldly asked for 10 million won each for both of them.
Director Yeom smiled brightly, saying, “Dong-won worked hard, so I should give it to him.”
Even players who did not receive an award can receive a bonus. Postseason dividends await.
KBO distributes profits, excluding operating expenses, to five teams.
20% goes to the first place winner in the regular season, and half of the remaining amount goes to the winning team of the Korean Series.
LG, the overall winner, receives 60% of the profits
On top of this, the club can add a bonus of up to 50% and pay it to the players.
The total admission revenue for all 14 postseason games this year is approximately 9.62 billion won.
Games 1 to 5 of the Korean Series were sold out, but the total number of games decreased by two fewer than last year.
SSG received 2.943 billion won, which is less than the amount received last year (3.46 billion won).
If the club adds the winning bonus, the money the players can receive is about 4.4 billion won.
Bonuses are generally distributed based on performance.
The player with the highest rating is expected to receive more than 100 million won.