Kim Yeong-deok (87), former OB, Samsung, and Binggrae coach passed away.
Former manager Kim Young-deok passed away on the 21st at the age of 87. Former manager Kim was born in Japan in 1936 and joined the Ninkai Hawks in 1956 to begin his professional career. After he came to Korea in 1964, he worked for Korea Shipping Corporation, Crown Beer, and Hanil Bank. 바카라
He started his coaching career in 1970 when he became a player and manager of Hanil Bank. In 1982, at the same time as the KBO League was launched, he took the OB Bears’ baton. He led OB’s 1982 Korean Series victory, becoming the first KBO League Korean Series winning command tower.
After that, he went through Samsung Lions and Binggrae Eagles, and in 1998, he ended his career as a leader after coaching the second group of the LG Twins. He recorded 707 wins, 480 losses and 20 draws in 1207 KBO League career games. His mortuary was set up in Room 3 of the Funeral Hall of Seoul National University Hospital in Bundang, Seongnam City, Gyeonggi Province. His funeral is at 10:30 am on the 25th.