Davidoff: Behind the scenes of Dae-Sung Koo and the wildest Subway Series run ever scored

From Ken Davidoff at the New York Post on June 7, 2018:

In the earliest days of the modern Subway Series, little-known players Dave Mlicki and Matt Franco made names for themselves by excelling on Major League Baseball’s interleague, intracity stage.

Then, in 2005, along came Mr. Koo.

The Subway Series will launch its 22nd edition Friday night at Citi Field, and if huge names such as Derek Jeter, Mike Piazza, Mark Teixeira and David Wright have set the gold standard for excellence, then credit Dae-Sung Koo with his own legendary niche in this rivalry. To use modern slang, call it the “Hold My Beer” title for utter Subway Series wackiness, thanks to one sequence of events at Shea Stadium on May 21 of Koo’s only North American season, which has ensured the lefty reliever’s Big Apple immortality: His brain-melting double off of Hall of Famer Randy Johnson and then his thrilling run home from second base on Jose Reyes’ bunt.

Read the full article here: https://nypost.com/2018/06/07/behind-the-scenes-of-the-wildest-subway-series-run-ever-scored/

Originally published: June 8, 2018. Last Updated: June 8, 2018.