Former OB Bears manager Kim Young-deok has passed away.
Former coach Kim Young-deok passed away on the 21st at the age of 87. 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.
The deceased was born in Japan in 1936 and was active as a pitcher for the Nankai Hawks of the Japanese professional baseball from 1956 to 1963. He came to Korea in 1964 and played in the domestic unemployment league, and in 1970 he started his leadership career at Hanil Bank as a manager and player.
Former coach Kim was appointed as the first commanding tower of OB in 1982 when the Korean professional baseball was launched. OB won the championship in the first half of that year, and in the Korean Series beat Samsung Lions, the winner of the second half of the league, and rose to the throne as the first champion. 바카라 Former coach Kim earned the honorable title of ‘the first winning command tower’ in the history of Korean professional baseball.
Former coach Kim continued his managerial career at Samsung and Binggrae Eagles. He achieved 707 wins, 20 draws and 480 losses in 1207 games as the Korean professional baseball command tower (0.596 win rate).
The deceased lived a life respected by many Korean baseball juniors as a first-generation Korean professional baseball leader and closed his eyes.