Former OB Bears manager Kim Yeong-deok, who was the ‘first Korean professional baseball winning command tower’, 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 he came to Korea in 1964, he dominated the domestic unemployment league with his slider.
Former manager Kim, who started his career as a coach and player at Hanil Bank in 1970, rose to the first command tower of OB Bears (now Doosan) in 1982 when the Korean professional baseball league was launched. OB became the first Korean professional baseball champion, and former manager Kim earned the title of ‘first winning manager’. 온라인바카라
Former coach Kim continued his coaching career at Samsung and Binggrae. His record as a Korean professional baseball coach is 707 wins, 20 draws and 480 losses in 1,207 games (0.596 win rate). Former coach Kim, a first-generation leader, was respected by many baseball juniors even after retiring as his leader.
His mortuary was set up in Room 3 of the funeral hall at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. His funeral is at 10:30 am on the 25th. His resident is his son, Kim Seong-gyu.