Samsung’s Buchanan, one of the hottest stars of the All-Star Game, kept fans entertained until the end.
Buchanan played as a Dream All-Star at the 2023 KBO League All-Star Game held at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on March 15 and delivered a colorful performance.
Instead of pitching, Buchanan served as a third base coach, danced to songs by Austin and girl group New Jeans, and watched a demonstration by the chairman’s table while dressed as a pilot from the movie Top Gun.
In the eighth inning, Buchanan came in as an outfielder and made an amazing defensive play, catching Oh’s hit in front of the fence. While on the mound, Kim Won-joong took off his hat to thank Buchanan.
In the top of the ninth inning, with runners on first and third, he transformed into a batter and stepped up to the plate himself. After battling through the at-bat, Buchanan hit a 150-kilometer/h fastball from Go Woo-seok on the sixth pitch of the at-bat for a run-scoring hit. 꽁머니지급
Despite Buchanan’s perfect performance, he was unable to take home the Most Valuable Player award, which went to Kim Min-seok, and the MVP award to Chae Eun-sung.
Buchanan walked up to the podium alone, even though he wasn’t called out for the MVP award, and made a protest gesture to show why he wasn’t the MVP, which was hilarious until the end.
Despite being unceremonious, Buchanan was more genuine than anyone else at the All-Star Game, and he left the field with a smile on his face.
Sprinting with a parachute!
Buchanan, Austin and the ‘Howie Boy’ Dance!
Perfectly impersonating Tom Cruise from the movie ‘Top Gun’!
Buchanan, “I can play defense
Buchanan dances with a fan on a billboard!
Buchanan imitates a shy girl fan
‘Hitter’ Buchanan delivers an exhilarating hit!
Buchanan heads to the podium even though he wasn’t called.
Buchanan, ‘I worked so hard, shouldn’t I be the MVP?
Buchanan on podium protest: ‘I’m having fun!