Willow Johnson 26, an alternative foreign player who joined Heungkuk Life in women’s professional volleyball, gained fame even before coming to Korea as the daughter of Major League Baseball legend Randy Johnson 61, U.S..
As Willow wears the uniform of Heungkuk Life Insurance in the V League, attention is being paid to when his father will be able to visit Korea to watch his daughter’s game.
Heungkuk Life Insurance officially announced its contract with Willow, who terminated his contract with Yelena Mrazenovic and played for Athletic Unlimited in the U.S. professional league on the 22nd. Willow, who participated in the tryout in the past, signed with Heungkuk Life Insurance and entered the V League after three attempts to challenge Korea.
Many fans expect Randy Johnson to visit Korea to see his daughter Willow.
“Big Unit” Randy Johnson is considered one of the best left-handers in the history of the Major League. Since his debut in the big league with the Montreal Expos in 1988, he has recorded 303 wins and 166 losses with an ERA of 3.29. He has had a whopping 4,875 strikeouts.
He has been selected as an All-Star 10 times, won one World Series title, and received five Cy Young Awards given to the best pitcher. Notably, the scene where he won the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001 with Kim Byung-hyun remains strong in the minds of many Korean fans.
He also achieved the perfect game in May 2004, and after retiring from active duty in 2009, he was inducted into the hall of fame with an overwhelming 97.3 percent support in 2015. Currently, he is a photographer.
According to Heungkuk Life Insurance, Randy Johnson underwent artificial joint surgery on his left knee last year and is currently in rehabilitation. Randy Johnson, who is still not fully fit, reportedly promised to visit Korea as early as March to see his daughter.
An official from Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “I understand that Willow is the only Randy Johnson’s child to be an athlete,” adding, “Because the father adores his daughter very much, we will be able to find the home stadium at the end of the regular season or after the postseason.”
Randy Johnson had four children one son and three daughters, Willow being the third of them all.
Meanwhile, Willow, who entered the country on the 20th, is focusing on working with his teammates for the All-Star break.
Although a work visa has not yet come out, if it comes out early, the away game against the Korea Expressway Corporation in Gimcheon on the 30th is expected to be Willow’s V-League debut. 안전 토토사이트