SSG Landers Hanyu Island was surprised by the sand dune that hit the helmet.
Hanyu Island started as the designated hitter number 6 in the Doosan Bears match of the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on the 26th, and had to wipe out his surprised heart with a sand dune. In the top of the 5th inning, Hanyu Island stood at bat with a chance to load the bases with one out, and while fighting for a full count, Doosan pitcher Lee Byung-hun’s 6th pitch hit the shoulder with a 147 km/h fastball. His helmet came off as the ball hit the part so close to his head, and everyone in the stadium gathered around him as Hanyu Island collapsed on the plate. The medical staff waiting at the stadium immediately ran with a stretcher.메이저놀이터
What surprised me the most was pitcher Lee Byung-hun. There was no intention. Lee Byung-Hun threw 43 pitches in 1⅔ innings that day, and it was a day where he could not control his pitches enough to record 5 on 4 balls. Lee Byung-hun immediately approached Hanyu Island to check his condition, and when Hanyu Island got up and went into the dugout, he chased after him and apologized.
Hanyu Island took care of juniors who would have been surprised without expressing emotions even in situations where they could be angry. Hanyu Island approached Lee Byung-hun, who was apologizing, and gave him a hug and gave him a signal that it was okay.
As soon as the situation was settled, Doosan changed the mound from Lee Byung-hun to Lee Young-ha. Lee Young-ha was still warming up in the bullpen to face the next hitter on Hanyu Island. Hanyu Island was also replaced with major runner Kim Kang-min.
The umpire held up a microphone and explained the situation, “Han Yu-seom was hit in the head after the ball hit his shoulder (head shot), so it was a pitcher replacement, not an ejection.”
Hanyu Island is currently watching his body for signs of abnormality. An SSG official said, “He was replaced for the purpose of protecting the player. After checking the player’s condition, he plans to go to the hospital.”