KIA coach Beom-ho Lee completes spring camp and holds inauguration ceremony on the 8th

Kia coach Lee Beom-ho is watching the game during a practice game against Yakult Swallows held at Urasoe Stadium in Okinawa, Japan on the afternoon of the 27th.

Coach Beom-ho Lee (43), who took charge of the KIA Tigers, will hold an official inauguration ceremony after completing spring camp.

KIA announced on the 1st that Director Beom-ho Lee’s inauguration ceremony will be held at the auditorium of ‘Kia Autoland Gwangju’ in Gwangju Metropolitan City at 2 p.m. on the 8th.

At the inauguration ceremony on this day, CEO Choi Jun-young, general manager Shim Jae-hak, players, coaching staff, and the front office attended to congratulate new coach Lee Beom-ho on his inauguration.

CEO Choi Jun-young will deliver a uniform and hat to coach Lee Beom-ho, while general manager Shim Jae-hak and captain Na Seong-beom will each deliver a congratulatory bouquet.

On January 29, KIA terminated its contract with former coach Kim Jong-guk, who was investigated by the prosecution on charges of breach of trust by receiving kickbacks from a sponsoring company. Afterwards, the process of selecting a new manager began, and first team batting coach Beom-ho Lee was appointed as the 11th manager.

Director Lee’s contract terms are a two-year contract period and a total of 900 million won (down payment of 300 million won and annual salary of 300 million won).

Coach Lee was unable to even attend the inauguration ceremony and immediately led the team in camps in Canberra, Australia and Okinawa, Japan.

As the KIA players returned home after completing the spring camp schedule on the 6th, the club decided to hold Coach Lee’s inauguration ceremony, which had been postponed, on the 8th. Starting on the 9th, the exhibition game schedule must be completed, starting with the NC Dinos match.

Coach Lee joined the Hanwha Eagles in 2000, moved to the Japanese professional baseball Softbank Hawks in 2010, and then transferred to KIA in 2011. Afterwards, he participated in the team’s combined championship in 2017 and played for KIA until his retirement in 2019.

Manager Lee played in a record 2,001 games in the KBO League, recording a batting average of 0.271, 1,727 hits, 329 home runs, and 1,127 RBIs. In particular, he showed a strong performance in chances, ranking first in career grand slam home runs (17).

After completing his active career, coach Lee, who received coaching training at Softbank Hawks of the Japanese professional baseball team and Philadelphia Phillies of the Major League Baseball (MLB), served as the manager of the KIA second team in 2021. 성인웹툰

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