‘The first professional baseball championship coach’ Kim Young-deok, former coach of the OB Bears, passed away on the 21st. He is 87 years old.
Former manager Kim Young-deok, born in Japan in 1936, played an active part as a pitcher (1956-1963) for the Nankai Hawks of the Japanese professional baseball team. Coming to Korea in 1964, he introduced the slider for the first time in Korea and conquered the unemployment league.
Former coach Kim, who started his career as a coach and player at Hanil Bank in 1970, took office as the first head coach of the OB Bears in 1982 when professional baseball was launched. OB won the championship in the first year of professional baseball, 바카라 and former coach Kim won the title of ‘first championship command tower’.
Afterwards, he continued his coaching career at Samsung Lions and Binggrae Eagles. His career record as a professional baseball coach was 707 wins, 20 draws and 480 losses in 1,207 games (0.596 win rate). Former coach Kim, his first-generation leader, was respected by many baseball juniors even after retiring as his 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.