After an Intense Baseball Life, Kim Ki-tae Needs a Break
After an intense baseball life, Kim Ki-tae needs a break.
‘Myung-jang’ Kim Ki-tae is hanging up his uniform for a while. Kim stepped down as the hitting coach of the Yomiuri Giants in Nippon Professional Baseball last winter and immediately took over as the KT Wiz second team manager. Kim has always been a role model for the younger players, both in terms of technique and professional demeanor.
The effect was significant. Under Kim’s guidance, Son Dong-hyun, Lee Sang-dong, Jung Jun-young, and others were able to perform well in the Korean Series. The second-team effect could not be ignored as the foundation for the miraculous rise from last place to second place in the regular season.
However, Kim resigned after just one season. In fact, there seems to be no reason for him to step down at all. The team didn’t win the Korean Series, but their record wasn’t bad, and they have plenty of supporters. 카지노사이트넷 He and Lee Kang-cheol are good friends. General manager Nado Hyun is also a close friend from his days with the LG Twins. There was only one reason for Kim to leave KT. He quit on his own accord.
Kim announced his resignation as early as last month.
However, his departure is only known now because both Na and Lee kept discouraging him from resigning. He still had a lot of work to do for the club, and we were at a loss when he suddenly decided to leave.
But Kim didn’t let that stop him. Although he considers it his vocation to be in uniform and with the players, he decided that he needed to rest and recharge at this point. In the end, KT had no choice but to accommodate Kim’s wishes.
After making a name for himself as one of the best left-handed hitters in the game, Kim has also led a demanding life as a coach. He started as an assistant coach with the SK Wyverns (predecessor to the SSG Landers) in 2006, and then went on to study coaching at Yomiuri. In 2009, he returned to South Korea as LG’s second team coach, before taking over as head coach for the 2012 season. It was a moment that fulfilled his dream of being a first-team coach and demonstrating his leadership skills.
The Star Army, once known as the “grain of sand,” was transformed under Kim. In 2013, they finished second in the regular season and played fall baseball for the first time in 11 years.
Although he had to leave LG due to unforeseen internal circumstances, he started the second act of his managerial career with his hometown team, the KIA Tigers, and became the ‘winning manager’ of his dreams. In the 2017 season, he defeated the mighty Doosan Bears to become a ‘master’.
His joy was short-lived
However, as he left the team in May 2019 due to their poor performance. He didn’t let go of baseball after that. Kim moved back to Japan. 온라인카지노사이 He joined hands with former coach Yomiuri Hara, who believed in him.
At a point when his body and mind were exhausted, Kim made a sobering decision. He decided to take two steps forward and one step back. We look forward to his return to the big leagues.