KIA Coach Lee Beom-ho Inauguration Ceremony

KIA Coach Lee Beom-ho Inauguration Ceremony… On the 12th, Against Ryu Hyun-jin’s Hanwha

Beom-ho Lee (42), head coach of the KIA Tigers, finally made his ‘official appearance’.

The professional baseball KIA Tigers held an inauguration ceremony for coach Beom-ho Lee at the Gwangju Auditorium at Kia Auto Land in Seo-gu, Gwangju on the 8th.

At the inauguration ceremony, CEO Choi Jun-young presented a uniform and hat to coach Lee Beom-ho, while general manager Shim Jae-hak and captain Na Seong-beom each presented congratulatory bouquets.

Manager Beom-ho Lee started spring camp as a hitting coach, but was appointed as the new head coach of KIA on the 13th of last month following the dismissal of former manager Kim Jong-guk, who was investigated by the prosecution on charges of breach of trust by receiving kickbacks from sponsors. 바카라사이트

Coach Lee led team training as the ‘official head coach’ in Canberra, Australia and Okinawa, Japan.

The KIA players returned home after completing the spring training schedule on the 6th, and the club held the postponed inauguration ceremony for coach Lee Beom-ho a day before the opening of the exhibition game (9th).

Coach Lee, who made his professional debut wearing the Hanwha Eagles uniform in 2000, played for Hanwha for 10 years until 2009, advanced to the Japanese professional baseball Softbank Hawks in 2010, and signed with KIA in 2011 and returned to the KBO League.

He played at KIA for 9 years until his retirement at the end of 2019, and enjoyed the joy of winning the 2017 Korean Series under former coach Kim Ki-tae.

His career records include a batting average of 0.271, 329 home runs, 1,127 RBI, and 1,727 hits.

After his retirement, his leadership career began at KIA, where he served as a scout in 2020, the Futures (2nd team) coach in 2021, and the KIA 1st team hitting coach from 2022.

He is famous for his nickname ‘Kkot Beom-ho’ and also holds the record for the most grand slam home runs (17) in professional baseball.

Coach Beom-ho Lee, born in 1981, is recorded as the ‘KBO League’s first head coach born in the 1980s’ and is entering his first season as a coach.

Coach Beom-ho Lee will make his ‘commanding debut’ in the opening game of the exhibition game against NC Dinos held at NC Park in Changwon on the 9th.

On the 12th, Hanwha, who started his professional career, will face off at Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, and Hanwha announced that ‘former big leaguer’ Ryu Hyun-jin will be the starter on this day.

During his active years, Manager Lee Beom-ho played as Hanwha’s third baseman and protected Ryu Hyun-jin.

Manager Lee, who watched Ryu Hyun-jin’s return to Korea as the KIA head coach, predicted a head-to-head match, saying, “I think this is an opportunity for our key hitters to hit Ryu Hyun-jin’s ball first, so I will organize the batting order so that they can face Ryu Hyun-jin’s ball at least once.”

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