Dinos’ Son becomes oldest All-Star pitcher

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Dinos’ Son becomes oldest All-Star pitcher

The NC Dinos’ Son Min-han will become the oldest pitcher in Korea Baseball Organization history to play in the All-Star Game, at the age of 40 years 6 months 16 days.

He was selected for the Nanum All-Star squad by its manager, Yeom Kyung-yup of the Nexen Heroes.

The KBO on Wednesday announced the 24 All-Star members picked by Yeom and the Samsung Lions’ Ryu Joong-il, who will lead Dream All-Star.

The KBO announced Monday the 24 All-Stars selected by the votes of fans and players.

Son, who will play his first All-Star Game since 2008, tops former LG Twins pitcher Kim Yong-soo’s record of 40 years 2 months 21 days.

Among the 24 All-Stars selected by managers, 11 are playing their first All-Star Game.

BY JOO KYUNG-DON [joo.kyungdon@joongang.co.kr]

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