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When Chan Ho Park pitched in the KBO, batters bowed before him

Chan Ho Park pitched for 17 years in the Majors, spending time with the Dodgers, Rangers, Padres, Mets, Phillies, Yankees and Pirates. He was the first native Korean to don a big league uniform and racked up more wins (124) than any other Asian-born player.

Park's mid-90's fastball was called Playstation 2-worthy, he was incredibly honest with the media and he's still regarded as a legend in his homeland. So when Park pitched for the KBO's Hanwha Eagles during his final professional baseball season in 2012, batters bowed before their honorable compatriot:

  

A cool gesture, indeed.

h/t Reddit