“I cried as soon as I saw it”… The late wife of Seo Saeng-myeong, a dramatic encounter with Yang Yang-moon in Hong Kong

 “Tears came to my eyes as soon as I saw director Yang Sang-moon. It reminded me of his husband.”

This woman, who dramatically reunited with head coach Yang Sang-moon, who is in Hong Kong after leading the Korean women’s national baseball team, is Xie, the wife of the late pitcher Xu Seong-ming (Korean name Seo Saeng-yeong), who played an active part in Korea’s unemployed baseball ‘Korea Cosmetics’ from 1984 to 1988. Mr. Longao.

Seongming Xu, who was a right-handed pitcher, played an active role as an ace in Korean cosmetics for five years. In his first year with the team, he achieved a one-two punch with left-handed pitcher Yang Sang-moon, leading the Korean cosmetics team to a record of 17 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses.

Coach Yang and the late Seo Myung-yeong were not only teammates who achieved a one-two punch, but also close friends. Director Yang said, “When I met Xie Long Yao in Hong Kong, I also shed tears. I haven’t seen him in over 10 years, but I’m happy to see him like this.” Mr. Xie Longyao said, “I came to Korea only 5 days after I got married to his husband. At that time, Yang had just graduated from Korea University and joined Hankook Cosmetics. We hung out with his husband every day and shared a friendship,” she smiles.

The reason Xielongyao came to Hong Kong is because he is an official of the Taiwanese women’s national baseball team. The Taiwan women’s baseball team participated in the 2023 Women’s Baseball Asian Cup (BFA) in Hong Kong and won a silver medal (second place). In particular, Xielongyao is related to the Taiwanese women’s baseball team, ‘Future’, which is a strong team that has won numerous championships in the Taiwanese women’s league. Of the 20 players in the Taiwan national team, 16 are members of this team.

Taiwan is the world’s No. 2 strong player in women’s baseball. The Republic of Korea national team, ranked 10th in the world, suffered a cold game defeat with Taiwan 5-15 in the second round of the Super Round. Xielongyao said, “We practice a lot. It is because I want to rise to the top of the rankings beyond maintaining the second place.” Currently, the undisputed number one in the world ranking is Japan.

Taiwan has formed a team purely with baseball players. In the case of women’s baseball, there are not many players who only play baseball, so they recruit players who have played softball on a short-term basis, but that is impossible in Taiwan. Xielongyao said, “There are 13 women’s teams in Taiwan. Unlike other countries, in Taiwan, if you played in a softball league, you cannot be selected for the baseball team.”

South Korea also included softball players with unemployed teams in the baseball team just 5-6 years ago to achieve results in international competitions, but Taiwan achieved a silver medal by building a national team with women who purely play baseball.메이저놀이터

Xielongyao said, “I watched the Korean national team play. There was a good mix of old and new with veterans and young players. Korean women’s baseball is steadily growing.”

He passed away in 2013 from a myocardial infarction. He was 55 at the time. His life in life never got up after he collapsed while taking a walk with his wife Xie Long Yao.

Xie Long Yao, who keeps a picture of her late life on her cell phone, is committed to the development of Taiwanese women’s baseball in honor of her husband’s dedication to Taiwanese baseball. Xielongyao smiled, saying, “After the tournament, I will meet with officials from the 5 Asian countries to talk about exchange matches.

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