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Dae-Sung Koo to play in 2012 Asia Series as a member of the Perth Heat

by on Oct.22, 2012 @ 10:33 pm, under Other
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According to Sponichi (based on a report from Yonhap News Agency), forty-three-year-old Dae-Sung Koo will be playing at the 2012 Asia Series (November 8-11 in Busan, Korea) as a member of the Perth Heat.

Koo played for the Sydney Blue Sox this season but received special permission to join the Perth Heat for the Asia Series tournament.  The KBO has also approved the temporary "rental."

Source: Sponichi 10/22/2012

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2012 Stats

W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB SO GO/AO AVG
0 3 3.38 14 0 0 0 8 16.0 19 10 6 2 6 19 1.00 .271
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Former Orix Dae-Sung Koo to retire at the end of the season

by on Aug.16, 2010 @ 12:03 am, under Other
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The Hanwha Eagles (KBO) announced on Sunday that 41-year-old pitcher Dae-Sung Koo will be retiring at the end of the current season.  The team also said that they would be holding a retirement ceremony for Koo on 9/2.

Koo spent most of his career playing in the KBO (1993 - 2000, 2006 - 2009; 562 G, 67-70, 214 Sv, 2.82 ERA, 1.12 WHIP) and spent four years (2001 - 2004) with Orix (110 G, 24-34, 10 Sv, 3.86 ERA, 1.38 WHIP) and a year (2005) with the Mets (33 G, 0-0, 3.91 ERA).

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