The SK Wyverns disappeared into history after the 2020 season. It’s been three years since SSG took over the club. The color of the Wyverns is also missing.
There is no SK in the KBO league anymore, but the “SK spirit” is still alive and well. Starting with the 2007 championship, the leading players who led the golden age of SK have been expanding their scope of activities as leaders.
Members of the Wyverns legend gathered at a restaurant in Seoul on the 3rd. It is a meeting held every winter with Kim Sung-geun, the head coach of the JTBC Monsters. 에볼루션 바카라사이트
Fifteen people gathered in one place, except for LG General Coordinator Kim Jae-hyun, who could not be with him due to his business trip to the U.S. Former coach Kim Won-hyung, who stood on the bench of SSG Landers until this year as the last head coach of SK, as well as LG batting coaches Lee Ho-joon and Mo Chang-min, Samsung Futures coach Jung Dae-hyun, Hanwha senior coach Chung Kyung-bae, Hanwha defensive coach Park Jae-sang, Kiwoom bullpen coach Lee Seung-ho and KT’s baserunning coach Park Jung-hwan, as well as welcome faces such as Park Jung-kwon and Chae Byung-yong, who left SSG this offseason.
Legends such as Jung Geun-woo, who works in various fields such as playing for the Monsters under the direction of manager Kim Sung-geun, Yoon Gil-hyun, who runs private businesses such as baseball academies, and Boom also had a warm time reviving memories.
According to the attendees, Kim stressed to his students who are forming a group of Korean baseball leaders despite warm atmosphere, “Don’t be complacent and constantly study.” He also asked them to play a role in the development of the Korean baseball in their respective positions.
In a telephone conversation with the reporter on Friday, Kim added some of his related stories. “I wanted to study together,” he said, expressing his gratitude to his students who prepare for the meeting every year. “Looking back, Kim Sung-geun was always the one who lacked the most. That’s why I also studied all year long this year. He also told me that changes have been made in him.”
Most of his students are settling down here and there. He is in a position where people can become complacent. To this end, Kim once said, “Let’s keep everything in mind. I thought, ‘I know everything,’ but don’t do it even when you wake up. I asked him to look at the parts that didn’t go well first.”
What Kim expects from these students he worked with at SK was “experience.” While winning the Korean Series three times and finishing the runner-up once, SK dominated the league with unique colors of baseball. Rather than relying on a few star players, the team pressured its opponents through consistent movements of the entire team. Above all, the team had peak speed in defense and base, and this characteristic was incorporated into the national team, which at that time showed achievements in international competitions. During this period, SK had a cumulative winning rate of 0.618 (320 wins, 18 draws, and 185 losses) during the regular season.
“I think what I did then (training experience, etc.) is in my mind,” coach Kim said. “I think you guys have things that are not in other teams. I hope you don’t miss it and make good use of it and study more,” he said.
SK baseball’s footsteps in the KBO League are also handed down by those from backgrounds. Kim hoped that all of them would grow into leaders and create a better future for the Korean baseball. It was time to share those feelings.