Former coach Kim Yeong-deok (87), who took over as coach of the professional baseball OB Bears and won the championship in the first year of the KBO League, passed away on the 21st. He is 87 years old. The
late former coach Kim was born in Japan in 1936 and played as a pitcher for the Nankai Hawks of the Japanese professional baseball from 1956 to 1963. Former coach Kim, who was a Korean-Japanese and suffered discrimination in Japan, participated in Korea’s Unemployment League in 1964.
In his first year in 1964, former coach Kim posted an astonishing record of 0.32 ERA in 255 innings in 33 games as a member of the Hanhae Transportation Corporation, and then conquered the unemployment league and played an active part in three teams.
Former coach Kim played an active role as a mythical player in the early unemployment baseball era, recording one perfect game and two no-hits in Korea. He is considered one of the best players of all time during his unemployment league days.
Former manager Kim, who started his career as a manager and player at Hanil Bank, the third team in the unemployment league in 1970, assumed the first commanding tower of the OB Bears in 1982, the first year of professional baseball. And that year, 온라인바카라 OB won the first championship with an amazing record of 56 wins, 24 losses and an odds rate of 0.700, and former coach Kim rose to the command tower for the first championship in professional baseball.
Afterwards, former coach Kim continued his managerial life at Samsung Lions and Binggrae Eagles, and posted a record of 707 wins, 20 draws and 480 losses in 1207 matches (0.596 win rate).
The mortuary for his deceased was set up at Seoul National University Bundang Hospital. His funeral is at 10:30 am on the 25th. His resident is his son, Kim Seong-gyu.