The 20-year-old Czech infielder has achieved his dream of being a Japanese baseball player. He signed an independent league contract with the Czech Republic, “The Czech Republic’s first Japanese professional baseball goal.”

Milan Prokop (20) of the Czech national team, who showed “fairytale baseball” in the first round of the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in Tokyo, Japan, in March last year, has advanced to the Japanese independent league.월카지노주소

Japanese media Sports Hochi reported on the 29th, “Kanagawa Future Dreams of the independent league ‘Root in League’ announced on the 29th that they signed a contract with infielder Milan Prokop, who played for the Czech national team at WBC in March last year and also played in the game against Japan.”

Milan Prokop is registered as “Prokop” and plays with the number 56. He is an infielder with a height of 185 cm and a weight of 86 kg. Prokop will enter Japan in early March and join Kanagawa Future Dreams.

Prokop said through the club, “I am grateful for the offer of Kanagawa Future Dreams to join, and I am honored to be able to wear Kanagawa’s uniform and spend this season in Japan,” adding, “I believe it will be a valuable experience in baseball life and an opportunity to challenge to the next level.”

He also said, “I’m grateful for the WBC experience in Tokyo (last March). I was interested in Japan and its culture, so I didn’t hesitate at all when I received the offer.”

Prokop said, “I’m proud to be able to join Kanagawa Future Dreams,” adding, “I’m grateful for your support, and I believe I can have a good season with you. I look forward to your support, fans.”

The organization manager of Kanagawa Dream Futures introduced Prokop, “He is a young infielder of the WBC Czech national team in 2023 and is attracting attention from the Czech national team because of his ability to send strong hits in the reverse direction and his focus.” He expected, “I hope Prokop will improve his skills while experiencing Japanese baseball in the independent league, aiming to become the first Japanese professional baseball (NPB) player in Czech baseball.”

The Czech Republic participated in the WBC finals for the first time in March last year. The Czech team dramatically secured a berth to the finals after beating hard teams such as Spain and Germany in the final qualifying round for the World Baseball Organization (WBC). The Czech team was not composed of professional baseball players but players who played baseball with investments such as firefighters, accountants, doctors, salesmen, and office workers.

In its first game in the first round of the finals, the Czech Republic won the game 8-5 in the ninth inning. The Czech Republic was dragged 4-5 by China until the eighth inning, but Martin Chervinka walked and Mattei Mensic doubled after one out in the top of the ninth inning to create a chance for runners on the second and third bases with one out.

KT’s sovereignty, who played for the Chinese national team, was urgently deployed, and Martin Muzik hit a three-run home run in the come-from-behind final. It was the best day in Czech baseball history, his first historic win.

The Czech Republic also got the first run in the first inning against starting pitcher Roki Sasaki of the Chiba Lotte Giants. Sasaki allowed two hits, eight strikeouts, and three walks in three ⅔ innings, and Japan came from behind to win the game 10-2.

The Czech Republic finished the tournament with one win and three losses, but the Czech players’ hustle play received enthusiastic cheers from Japanese fans. Sasaki visited the Czech player, who was hit by a 162-kilometer fastball during the tournament, and delivered snacks and other gift packages.

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