Former OB Bears coach Kim Yeong-deok, the ‘first Korean professional baseball winning command tower’, passed away yesterday (21st) at the age of 87. 스포츠토토
Born in Japan in 1936, the deceased played as a pitcher for the Japanese professional baseball Nankai Hawks from 1956 to 1963, then returned to Korea and conquered the domestic unemployment league.
In 1970, the deceased, who started his career as a manager and player at Hanil Bank, climbed to the first command tower of OB Bears in 1982, the first year of professional baseball, and led OB to the championship that year.
The deceased also served as the manager of Samsung Lions and Binggrae Eagles.