The choice of professional baseball KIA was Shim Jae-hak, who was from KIA.
The KIA Tigers announced today (8th) that Shim Jae-hak, former national team coach, will be appointed as the new general manager. Shim said in a phone call with KBS, “I met with CEO Choi Jun-young at the end of last month. The club suddenly contacted me, and I had an interview the next day.”
CEO Choi prepared a lot of questions, and he calmly answered what he felt while working as a baseball commentator. ‘What the KIA Tigers need at this point’ is the main content.
Shim said, “He was preparing for a broadcast, but he was informed that he had been appointed as the general manager. He had not even signed a contract yet.”
The KIA club revealed the background of the appointment, saying, “Shim experienced both pitcher and hitter during his professional days, and has a high understanding of baseball, such as many years of leadership and active as a commentator.”
Shim made his professional debut in 1995 in an LG uniform. After that, he went through Hyundai and Doosan, and from 2004 to 2008, he spent the last part of his playing career with KIA. KIA coach Kim Jong-kook is one year my junior at Korea University. During his active career, he ate a pot of rice at KIA, and has maintained a good relationship, such as having a private place together until recently.
His leadership career was in Heroes for a long time. Shim said, “There will be no active recruiting of Heroes players because the public and the stakes are clear.”메이저놀이터
In the last World Baseball Classic, Shim was in charge of the national team hitting coach and data analysis. He is also a member of the KBO Power Reinforcement Committee, which was launched with the WBC in mind three years later.
Shim plans to step down from the Power Reinforcement Committee. He also had to give up the position of national team hitting coach, which he was supposed to take over at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
Shim will move to Gwangju tomorrow (9th), meet the players, and begin work. General Manager Shim said, “I will reveal my aspirations through a press conference on the spot.