Head coach Lee Byeong-gyu, who led the Australian professional baseball league team Geelong Korea, made up of Korean players, prepares to join the new team Samsung Lions.
The Geelong Korea team returned home at 1:55 pm via Incheon International Airport on the 23rd. Coach Lee Byung-kyu, who led the Geelong Korea team, returned with a record of 13 wins and 27 losses this season. It is the club’s best record ever.
Director Lee joins Samsung after returning to Korea. Leaving LG, where he worked until last year, he will wear a Samsung uniform and assist coach Park Jin-man as the head coach.
Head coach Lee, who will make a fresh start at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu, not his familiar Jamsil home stadium, said, “I forgot about it because I was hanging out with the Geelong Korea players.” I am so grateful, and I will not change that mindset.”
Coach Lee entered the pro stage in 1997 wearing an LG uniform. Excluding his days as a Japanese professional Chunichi (2007-2009), he recorded a career batting average of 3.1 1, 161 homers and 972 RBIs in the KBO League until 2016. Coach Lee, who spent his 메이저놀이터 best active years as an LG man, made a fresh start as a coach and leader at LG after his retirement.
Coach Lee, who taught LG juniors until last year, will meet fans at Samsung from the 2023 season. Coach Lee said, “I don’t think it’s bad to go to a new team and learn a new baseball game. If you are a coach, I think it is good to coach in multiple places.”
Then, coach Lee said, “Director Park Jin-man asked me,” and “I want to learn baseball from coach Jin-man Park. I want to see him defending baseball and following his own routine. I want to help. I’ll try my best. I will work hard. I will help the players build a well-read and good team so that they can run around happily on the playground.”
Coach Lee joined LG in 1997 after attending Jangchung High School and Dankook University. From the first year of his debut, Lee participated in all games and won both the Rookie of the Year Award and the Golden Glove, and began his steps as a legend. With his natural hitting ability, he even ranked first in the most hits in the league for three consecutive years from 1999 to 2001.