Dan Black makes history with abysmal defenseKT Wiz’s new first baseman Dan Black, who has been playing with the Suwon-based club since June 4, has been praised for his offense. As of Monday, the 27-year-old American switch hitter had a .442 batting average after going 19-for-43 with 12 RBIs and three home runs in 10 games.
However, on Sunday’s game against Nexen Heroes at home, Black was the culprit of the Wiz’s 10-14 loss, and became first player in KBO history to commit three errors in one inning.
While the team was trailing 2-4 in the top of the fifth inning with runners on first and second, Black fumbled a grounder by Kim Min-sung and let the Heroes get all bases loaded with no outs.
Black then caught a grounder by Yoon Suk-min, but failed to throw as the ball slipped out of his hands, which let the third base runner score. After Park Dong-won hit a sacrifice fly to center, the score turned 2-6 with bases loaded in the first and second.
But the Indianapolis native failed to catch the grounder again by Ko Jong-wook, letting the bases get fully loaded.
The Wiz later allowed hits and gave additional four runs.