Two coaches from Gwangju Jeil High School, “Yum Gal-ryang” Yeom Kyung-yeop and “Steel Magic” Lee Kang-chul met at the top of the league.
The LG Twins, led by head coach Yeom Kyung-yeop, and the KT Wiz, led by head coach Lee Kang-chul, will play the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League postseason Korean Series from the 7th. LG went straight to the Korean Series by winning the first place in the regular season, and second-place KT beat the NC Dinos in the playoffs with three consecutive wins after two consecutive losses.
Coincidentally, Yeom Kyung-yeop and Lee Kang-chul, who will face off in the Korean Series, are two years older than Gwangju Jeil High School. Director Yeom Kyung-yeop laughed, saying, “He’s Kang Chul on one side,” and added, “On the other hand, I feel good to meet director Lee Kang-chul.” I hope to show fans a good and fun game,” he said.굿모닝토토 도메인
Soon after, coach Yeom said, “The tricky thing is that you know too well about me. There is definitely a tricky part in these areas. However, I am happy just to be able to do it in the Korean professional baseball and the Korean Series together,” he added.
Coach Lee Kang-chul also said, “I had a lot of thoughts to get to the Korean Series even before the playoffs, but one of them was that I wanted to play with manager Yeop Kyung-yeop on the best stage.”
Coach Lee said, “I was focusing only on winning without thinking after losing two playoff games, but I thought there would be a lot of issues after Game 5, and I thought the reporters’ hands would be faster because there were a lot of LG players such as me and manager Yeom Kyung-yeop, Park Byung-ho, and Park Kyung-soo.” He laughed and said, “I’m happy to come to the Korean Series and have a good game.”
There were warm words when asked by fans about what kind of characters human Lee Kang-chul and human Yeom Kyung-yeop were. “I think he’s establishing himself as a KBO master,” manager Yeom Kyung-yum said of Lee Kang-chul. Coach Lee Kang-chul, who I know, is a star, but he has a great desire to learn baseball. That’s why I think you’ve come all the way up to here through those processes, he said. “I hope you’ll continue to lead us as a leader of Korean baseball coaches.”
Director Lee Kang-chul smiled, saying, “When I was in school, I didn’t know because I was a third grader and a first grader, but I saw a lot of aspects like, ‘You’re so strict, this is why you were directed.’”
The two coaches served as coaches and coaches for the Nexen Heroes from 2013 to 2016. Coach Yeom was a junior, but he took over as the head coach at Nexen and recruited Lee Kang-chul as a coach. Coach Lee can’t forget this time as much as he did when he was at Gwangju Jeil High School. Director Lee said, “I learned a lot, too. It took a lot of time for those four years to come here, he said, adding, “I hope you take care of yourself, director Yeom,” and added a blessing of concern for your health.