“(Kim) Sunbin always emphasizes ‘one team.’ When our team becomes a complete team, there is nothing to be afraid of compared to any other team. He said that there is no need for our team to be afraid, even though the opponent may be afraid.”스포츠토토
This is what Choi Won-jun, who scored the winning hit, said when the KIA Tigers achieved an 11-8 victory in an away game against the Samsung Lions held at Pohang Baseball Stadium in Gyeongsangbuk-do on August 1.
At the time, Choi Won-jun said, “Today (August 1st), the score was up to 3 points, so Seon-bin said from the dugout that baseball lasts until the 9th inning and that if we play until the end, we can win. “Thanks to you, I didn’t give up and I think I won in the end.”
KIA captain and infielder Kim Sun-bin (34) joined the KIA in the 2nd 6th round in 2008 and has been playing only for the KIA franchise. He is also one of the few veterans among the current squad to have experienced KIA’s Korean Series win in 2017.
A KIA official who has watched Kim Sun-bin for a long time said, “He has been on our team for a long time and has worked with coach Kim Jong-guk and the coaching staff for a long time, so he is a player who is well aware of the direction of the club. He is not the type to nag his juniors. “He is the type of person who quietly takes care of things from behind,” he said.
Doosan match held at Jamsil Stadium on the 6th. KIA won 7-1 on this day and achieved 9 consecutive wins since June 20, 2013, that is, in 3730 days.
One of the few players who has been in KIA since 2013 is Kim Sun-bin. The young player has now become a team veteran and serves as captain.
Immediately after his 9th consecutive win, Kim Sun-bin said, “2013 was 10 years ago, so I can’t clearly remember the atmosphere of that time. What is certain is that I feel better now. “I think it’s because he feels a sense of responsibility as captain.”
But he wasn’t excited. Kim Seon-bin said, “Every team has consecutive wins and losses. The winning streak will end at some point anyway, but I think it will be important to maintain the momentum so that it does not go down in the future. “I will try to maintain the current atmosphere well,” he said calmly.
He is also leading the team to 9 consecutive wins through his actions. Kim Sun-bin is continuing his seven-game hitting streak to this day. He mainly starts as the 6th hitter and second baseman, providing solid support for the fearsome batting lineup that includes Park Chan-ho, Kim Do-young, Na Seong-beom, Choi Hyung-woo, and Socrates.
He has no sound body. After training before each game, he goes into the locker room and tapes up his entire body. He has a lot of pain. There are so many places to tape that it’s hard to meet Sunbin Kim for an interview.
Kim Seon-bin, a captain of quiet leadership, supports his juniors through his actions rather than his words. Kim Sun-bin plans to spend the season without regrets so that KIA can finish the season on a higher note at the end of this season. As of the 6th, 35 games remain.