Monday, December 12, 2016

Card of the Week (Week 5)

This week I decided to go with a card of Ma Il-yeong (마일영). I didn't really know much about him since he was never much of a big name pitcher. However, he has a pretty interesting story that he was a big fan of knuckleballs so he would throw a knuckleball from time to time. I don't really know of any other KBO pitchers that throw or have been known to throw a knuckleball so I thought it was pretty interesting.

He retired from playing in 2015 after being in the KBO for 15 years (2 of those years were spent in mandatory military service) split between the Hyundai Unicorns, Woori/Seoul Heroes, and the Hanhwa Eagles . He is still in the KBO as a coach for his old team, the Hanhwa Eagles, in his hometown of Daejeon.

Ma Il-yeong (2014-15 Super Star Baseball Blue Edition)

Ma Il-yeong Knuckle Ball Video

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