Korean pitcher nearly beans opponent with dangerous pickoff throw
A wild pickoff attempt landed a Korean pitcher with a three-game suspension and 120 hours of community service after he appeared to intentionally throw at the head of an opponent during a KBO game between the Kia Tigers and Doosan Bears.
KIA's Lim Chang-yong's been suspended for 3 games & must complete 120 hours of community service for this 'pick-off' pic.twitter.com/VXRx1P6sVK— Dan (@MyKBO) August 29, 2016
40-year-old Lim Chang-yong, who briefly played for the Chicago Cubs in 2013 but has spent the major of his career in Korea and Japan, turned and fired a pitch at the head of Doosan's Oh Jae-won, while KIA's shortstop was nowhere near the play to potentially make an out.
Oh Jae-won was stunned, and didn't even try to advance to third.
Lim was given a warning in the game but was later punished for the play according to @MyKBO. Lim was involved in a gambling controversy last year which resulted in him missing the KBO's championship series and being released from the Samsung Lions