‘Same-aged novice commanders’ Lee Seung-yeop (47, Doosan Bears) coach and Park Jin-man (47, Samsung Lions) coach sent messages of support to each other.
KBO held the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League Media Day’ held at Grand Hyatt Seoul in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 30th. The new command towers Lee and Park, who attended the event, prayed for each other’s success.
Coach Lee said, “I met coach Park Jin-man in the토토사이트 national team since I was young. He was a great player. He is a smart player. As a manager, I have much more coaching experience. I am now in the position of a challenger. I will follow with the thought that I will learn from the coaches of all nine clubs.” He praised Director Park.
However, the world of competition is a cold law. He promised to do his best to win Doosan. Coach Lee challenged, saying, “Victory is important for the pros. I will never disappoint the fans. It’s a savage resolution, but I will try to smile with relief when the season is over.”
Coach Park, who was handed the microphone, said, “I have had a relationship with coach Lee Seung-yeop since I was young. Even when I was a commentator, I talked a lot about baseball. I think it will produce good results,” cheering for a friend of the same age.
He said, “There was an international competition this year. International competitions will continue to be held in the future, so I will work hard with more responsibility,” and promised to guide Samsung players to have a competitive edge.
Director Lee and Director Park were born in 1976 and are the same age. Wearing the Taegeuk mark, he played an active role in international competitions, and coach Lee earned the nickname ‘National Hitter’ and Coach Park ‘National Shortstop’. The two led the Korean baseball renaissance by winning the 2000 Sydney Olympics, the 2006 World Baseball Classic (WBC) semifinal, and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In the KBO league, the relationship could not be reached. This is because coach Lee, who was a member of the Samsung Lions, entered the Nippon Professional Baseball in 2004. In 2005, coach Park obtained FA status and moved to Samsung. Although coach Lee returned to Samsung in 2012, coach Park left for SK Wyverns in 2011.
However, he has maintained a strong friendship with the national team, and now competes in good faith on the ground as a command tower.