Have you ever seen a player who stole more than 80 bases in one season? Coach Lee Jong-beom, the owner of an unprecedented record in KBO history, ‘Son of the Wind’, generously taught his juniors the know-how of stealing bases.
Looking at the players who have won the stealing title over the past five years, Park Hae-min has 36 stolen bases in the 2018 season, Park Chan-ho has 39 stolen bases in the 2019 season, Shim Woo-jun has 35 stolen bases in the 2020 season, Kim Hye-seong has 46 stolen bases in the 2021 season, and Park Chan-ho has 42 stolen bases in the 2022 season.
More than 40 stolen bases is a great record, but current LG Twins base coach Lee Jong-beom wore a Haitai Tigers uniform during his active career and set the record for the most stolen bases in a season in the KBO League with an absurd figure of 84 steals in the 1994 season.
Stolen bases, which can shake the opposing pitcher and the defense and go one more base, are becoming more valuable in modern baseball. As much as that, the opposing pitcher and catcher intensively check the fast runner. 스포츠토토
Former Haitai Tigers coach Kim Eung-yong said, “Seon Dong-yeol is the best pitcher, Lee Seung-yeop is the best hitter, and Lee Jong-beom is the best at baseball. You can get a glimpse of how great a player Lee Jong-beom was at the time, as he said, ‘Lee Jong-beom doesn’t even trade with two 10-win pitchers.
Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 1st, where the professional baseball opening match between KT Wiz and LG Twins was held. Over the years, coach Lee Jong-beom, who is now concentrating on nurturing juniors as a coach, called Park Hae-min, Hong Chang-ki, Moon Seong-ju, and Lee Chun-woong. Coach Lee Jong-beom, who called players with fast feet and a good on-base percentage, taught the pitchers their know-how on stealing, starting with the strategy sign and informing them of the small habits of the pitchers.
Park Hae-min, Hong Chang-ki, Moon Seong-joo, and Lee Chun-woong, who can give the green light to try stealing themselves, were divided into two groups and talked to coach Lee Jong-beom during training breaks.
The LG Twins claim to play baseball all season. During the 14 demonstration games, only 32 successful steals were made. Considering that second place SSG Landers has 13 stolen bases, this is a huge figure.
LG players can run boldly because of the influence of coach Lee Jong-beom, the greatest swordsman in KBO history, ‘Son of the Wind’.