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UnforMETable, Episode 14: Dae Seung-Koo

A veteran reliever who came to the Mets from Korea in 2005 to be a left-handed specialist made his mark with his bat and his legs in the Subway Series.

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Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

As the Mets prepare to welcome the Yankees to Queens for the second installment of this year’s Subway Series, Rob Wolff travels back to take a look at left-handed reliever Dae Seung-Koo’s brief tenure with the franchise in 2005.

A veteran of many years in the Korean and Japanese leagues, the 35 year-old was brought to New York to serve as a LOOGY, and had never recorded an at-bat in his professional career. But his most memorable moment as a Met would come in the Subway Series in an unbelievable at-bat against future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson—and his daring baserunning thereafter.

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