‘Cannon Heater’, which led Shinbaram Baseball, returns to LG. It is his first return in 19 years since 2004, before he obtained FA qualification and transferred to SK. However, he is not a field coaching staff wearing a uniform, but a power reinforcement coordinator.
Kim Jae-hyun, former baseball commentator at SPOTV, recently received an offer from the LG Twins to become a power reinforcement coordinator (hereafter referred to as a coordinator), and accepted it after much consideration. February 1st is the first day of work, and now I am having a busy day preparing for preparation.
Coordinator Kim Jae-hyeon, who received the new position, said, “I am a professional baseball player from LG, and the team I have loved since I was a child is LG. I thought it would be, and there is an expectation that it will be helpful for my baseball study. I had a desire to study this way.”
He also emphasized his love for LG, saying, “The most important thing in making the decision is LG. I want to help the team I’ve been with since I was young to create a dynasty again.”
Regarding what to do in the future, “I think the power reinforcement coordinator is a position that oversees the things that the general manager can’t take care of in detail throughout both the first team and the future team. I need to talk more about it, but if you think about it, it’s a place where you can do a lot of different things.”
To the LG fans who welcomed his return, coordinator Kim Jae-hyun said, “First of all, I’m happy that I’m back with my parents’ team. I’m looking forward to it because it’s a place where I can show off my abilities in many ways. I feel pressured, but I think I have a part to contribute to LG.” . 스포츠토토
Coordinator Kim Jae-hyeon became a professional baseball player in 1994 wearing an LG uniform. From his debut season, he recorded 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases, enjoying explosive popularity as the ‘three rookies’ with commentator Ryu Ji-hyun and KT Future head coach Seo Yong-bin.
In 2002, despite having a rare disease called hip joint necrosis, the scene where he hit a pinch hit at the right time in the Korean Series is still vividly remembered by LG fans. In 2005, he obtained FA status and moved to SK, and played an active role until 2010. His career average was 0.294 in 1770 games with 201 home runs.
After his retirement, he expanded his knowledge through coaching training in Japan (Yomiuri Giants) and the United States (LA Dodgers). In Korea, he stayed by the ground as a coach for the Hanwha Eagles and the national team, and as a commentator for SBS and SPOTV. It has been 7 years since he returned to the KBO club, and it is his first front desk job.