‘Korean Professional Baseball’s first winning command tower’ Kim Yeong-duk, coach dies

Former OB Bears coach Kim Young-deok, who was the ‘first Korean professional baseball winning command tower’, has passed away.

Former coach Kim Young-deok passed away on the 21st. He is 87 years old.

Born in Japan in 1936, the deceased was active as a pitcher for the Nankai Hawks of the Japanese professional baseball from 1956 to 1963.

After coming to Korea in 1964, he dominated the domestic business baseball league with the slider.

Former manager Kim, who started his career as a coach and player at Hanil Bank in 1970, rose to the first commanding tower of the OB Bears in 1982 when the Korean professional baseball was launched.

OB became the first Korean professional baseball champion, and former coach Kim got the title of ‘first championship command tower’. 온라인바카라

Former coach Kim continued his coaching career at Samsung Lions and Binggrae Eagles. As a Korean professional baseball command tower, he achieved 707 wins, 20 draws and 480 losses in 1,207 games (0.596 win rate).

Former manager Kim, the first-generation leader of Korean professional baseball, was respected by many Korean baseball juniors even after ‘retirement as a leader’.

Former director Kim’s mortuary was prepared in Room 3 of the funeral hall at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. His funeral is at 10:30 am on the 25th. Sangju is his son, Kim Seong-gyu.

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