“Dear LG fans, the world’s most invincible LG fans, the LG Twins have finally won the championship after 29 years.”
LG Chairman Koo Kwang-mo could hardly contain his excitement. The moment the LG Twins clinched their first Korean Series title in 29 years, he jumped up from his seat and threw his arms in the air, celebrating like a child. It was a scene not unlike that of other LG fans who filled the 23,750 seats at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, showing their true colors as baseball fanatics.
LG won Game 5 of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Korean Series’ against the KT Wiz 6-2 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 13th. After a 2-3 loss in Game 1, LG rattled off four straight wins starting in Game 2 to become the hero of the 2023 season. After winning Game 2 5-4, Game 3 8-7, and Game 4 15-4, they pushed KT to the limit until Game 5.
LG won its third Korean Series title in franchise history. The first came in 1990 under manager Paik Incheon, when they swept the Samsung Lions in four games. The second came in 1994 under Lee Kwang-hwan, when they beat the Pacific Dolphins in another four-game series. In 1990, 1994, and now this year, the team has won the title all three times, finishing first in the regular season.
Koo Kwang-mo waited for this moment more than anyone. Koo, who took over as chairman in 2018 after the passing of the late founder Koo Bon-moo, visited Jamsil Baseball Stadium for the first time to watch the game against KT in Game 1 of the Korean Series on April 7. After a brief hiatus following the Game 1 loss, Koo joined LG on the road to Suwon for Game 4, as the team won Games 2 and 3 to come back from a 2-1 deficit. In total, he attended three matches before the championship was clinched.
After celebrating with the team on the field, Koo took the microphone. “I am overwhelmed with emotion. LG fans, the world’s most invincible LG fans, the LG Twins have finally won the championship after 29 years. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of our fans who have continued to love and support LG even after 29 years of waiting.” He then turned to the fans.
Applause followed for the team, which had won the title with a perfect performance. “I would also like to express my sincere gratitude and congratulations to the proud players and staff who gave me the best feeling every moment. Today’s victory is the result of everyone here and everyone who loves LG. I hope everyone can enjoy the joy of this victory together today,” he said, expressing his overwhelming emotions.
Finally, he said something so heartfelt that you could tell he was just one LG Twins fan cheering for the team. “The 2023 champions are the LG Twins. Go LG!” and the LG fans responded with a rousing cheer.
After the 1994 season, when LG won the championship for the second time, the first chairman Koo Bon-moo arranged for a bottle of Awamori shochu from Okinawa, Japan, and an expensive Rolex watch. The Awamori shochu was a celebration of achieving “V3,” and the watch was a gift for the Korean Series MVP who led the team to V3. It took 29 years for the two gifts to see the light of day, and the founding president, Koo Bon-moo, never got to see the third victory in person. Five years after taking over the reins, Koo Kwang-mo became the first owner to fulfill his promise.
After winning the Korean Series MVP, Oh became the owner of a Rolex watch. However, Oh said, “I haven’t seen it, but I’m worried about it. If I were to give it to the MVP, I would take it, but it’s a burden for me to wear and it’s also a relic of my predecessor. I want to give it to Chairman Koo Kwang-mo and get a better gift, and I want the Rolex watch to be displayed for everyone to see.”
Koo Kwang-mo braved the chilly weather during the Korean Series and watched all three games from the stands in a glossy jumper. From his attire to his desire to win, he was a true LG fan. 카지노사이트
The LG fans fulfilled Chairman Koo Kwang-mo’s wishes and enjoyed the joy of winning. Nearly two hours after the game ended, the fans still hadn’t left Jamsil Baseball Stadium. They gathered near the team’s parking lot to wait and cheer on the players as they left, and on the other side of the stadium, they were busy playing various cheers on the loudspeakers and singing along. There were cheers from players who had already retired, as well as from coach Lee Jong-beom, who never played for LG during his playing days. The 29-year celebration continued until late at night.