The biggest issue in the KBO League on the 25th is, without a doubt, Doosan Bears coach Lee Seung-yeop’s visit to Samsung Lions Park in Daegu. Doosan, led by coach Lee Seung-yeop, will face the Samsung Lions for the first time in the 2023 regular season on this day.
Director Lee Seung-yeop was Samsung itself during his active career. After joining the professional league in 1995 until his retirement in 2017, except for the period of activity (2004-2011) in Japanese professional baseball, he wore a Lions uniform for 15 seasons, winning the Korean Series four times, and winning the home run king and MVP five times. The 56 homers he hit in 2003 remains an immortal record that no one can break even 20 years later.
Along with the splendid retirement ceremony for the 2017 season, manager Lee Seung-yeop’s graffiti was engraved on the right outfield wall of Daegu Samsung Lions Park, and the number 36 was permanently retired for the third time in the club’s history.
It was difficult to even imagine wearing a team uniform other than Samsung, but the ‘Lion King’ became the head of the Bears when he took office as the 11th command tower of Doosan last November. Wearing a Doosan uniform with the number 77 on it, I visited Lions Park and watched the game from the first base dugout used by the visiting team for the first time.
Coach Lee Seung-yeop said, “I’m not thinking about that at all (related to the Daegu expedition) before the match against KT Wiz in Jamsil on the 22nd. What I’m currently wearing is the Doosan uniform, and I’m looking at how to lead our team after coming to Doosan.” He indicated that he would rather focus on reality.
As a team commander, I want to focus only on winning, but the reactions around me are different. Director Lee Seung-yeop confessed that he had various thoughts about the pouring calls even before he got on the bus to Daegu.메이저사이트
Director Lee Seung-yeop laughed, “Actually, I didn’t have that kind of feeling (special going to Daegu) because I had to look straight ahead, but I got a lot of calls from acquaintances.” I think it will be a new feeling when you enter Lu,” he said honestly.
There is someone who can 100% understand director Lee Seung-yeop’s mind, which is full of emotions. Former SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) coach Lee Man-soo, who was Samsung’s permanent number 1, also did not forget the moment he first visited Daegu wearing a different team’s uniform.
If the symbol of Samsung from the mid-1990s to the mid-2010s was manager Lee Seung-yeop, there was manager Lee Man-soo from the 1982 season, the first year of professional baseball, to the early 1990s.
On the 22nd, coach Lee Man-soo, who visited Jamsil with the players of the Laos national baseball team, said, “Coach Seung-yeop Lee will also be concerned about going to Daegu. I didn’t express it outwardly, but I did.” You will get a new feeling.”
Coach Lee Man-soo moved to the United States after his active retirement in 1997 and began his coaching career as a major league Chicago White Sox bullpen catcher coach. In 2007, he returned to the KBO league as the head coach of SK, and after serving as an acting manager in 2011, he took over as a full-time manager the following year and led the team until 2013.
Coach Lee Man-soo clearly remembered the moment he visited the Daegu Civic Stadium, which was Samsung’s home stadium at the time, on May 22, 2007. Daegu fans hung up placards welcoming manager Lee Man-soo all over the city and generously expressed their love for the Samsung legend by presenting roses during the game.
Coach Lee Man-soo said, “Coach Lee Seung-gi did very well in Daegu and was a symbolic player. If he leads Doosan, the reaction will be good.” Wouldn’t this cost you?” he explained.
Also, he said, “When I went to Daegu as the head coach of SK, it was my first visit in 10 years. Just like the lyrics of the song, the fans gave me a lot of roses, and I think many people will like Director Lee Seung-yeop.”