WS Game 1, 11th inning walk-off home run…
Sharing the ‘Taxi Squad’ experience with Yang Hyun-jong, a new record for the most RBIs in a single PS (22) … ‘Standing tall’ after being discharged twice
The Cleveland Browns, a powerful team in the National Football League (NFL) in the 1940s, created an expedient called the ‘taxi squad’ to take prospects who did not make the roster.
To maintain a reserve squad, Cleveland owner Arthur McBride hired them out of his taxi company, and this is where the name comes from.
It was introduced in the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2020, when the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) was rampant.
In case a player suddenly becomes infected with COVID-19 during a visiting game, four players outside the 40-man roster are included in the ‘tax squad’ and allowed to accompany them.
Adolis Garcia (30, Texas Rangers) is a player who was included in the Texas team’s ‘taxi squad’ in 2021 along with Yang Hyun-jong (KIA Tigers).
Garcia, who made the leap to a starting role that year, established himself as an ‘irreplaceable fixture’ by hitting 39 home runs this year, following 31 home runs in 2021 and 27 home runs in 2022.
In this year’s fall baseball, he is playing a leading role in leading Texas to the World Series and getting one step closer to winning its first championship.
Garcia hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning with a score of 5-5 in Game 1 of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series (WS, 4 wins out of 7 games) held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 28th (Korean time). He exploded and played a key role in the 6-5 victory.
This is his 8th home run this postseason and his 5th consecutive home run.
Garcia, who hit a timely hit with 1 RBI in the first inning, set a new record for most RBIs in a single postseason with 22 RBIs this postseason (PS), including a walk-off home run.
Garcia’s walk-off home run was possible because Corey Seager tied the game at 5-5 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
After the game, Garcia reflected on Seager’s home run and said, “It was the best moment of the game. I was excited that we tied the game, and I knew we could win.”
Regarding his walk-off home run, he said, “It was a truly thrilling moment. I looked out the dugout and saw his teammates happy.”
Garcia’s ties to Korean baseball go beyond Yang Hyun-jong and his ‘Taxi Squad’ teammates.
His older brother is Adonis Garcia, an infielder who played for the LG Twins in 2018.토스카지노 주소
LG Garcia performed outstandingly when he appeared in the game, with a batting average of 0.339, 8 home runs, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.903 in 50 games, but was unable to play in many games due to injury.
Garcia, who signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017, had to leave the team when St. Louis recruited Gwang-Hyun Kim (SSG Landers) in 2019.
St. Louis put Garcia on hold for release in order to add Kim Kwang-hyun to the 40-man roster, and at this time, Texas signed him.
The Texas team also placed Garcia on the release waiting list to make room for right-handed pitcher Michael Foltinevich ahead of the 2021 spring camp.
Garcia overcame the adversity of being released twice and became a player who decorated a page of Major League fall baseball history.