“LG’s Specialness, I Got to Know It Outside”…The Main Role of ‘New Wind Baseball’ Returning After 6 Years

January 6, 2024 | by

Coach Seo Yong-bin, who led the LG Twins’ “V2,” has returned to his former team after six years. He will join the Twins in winning the title for the second consecutive year by wearing striped uniforms again as LG’s Futures Team’s head coach in 2024.

LG held a New Year’s greeting ceremony for 2024 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on Tuesday. LG Sports Group CEO Kim In-seok, manager Yeom Kyung-yeop, general manager Cha Myung-seok, coaching staff and players gathered together to pledge good performance for the new year.

After CEO Kim In-seok’s New Year’s speech, the newly joined coaching staff exchanged greetings with the team ahead of this season. Futures coach Seo Yong-bin expressed his commitment on behalf of Chung Soo-sung, Kim Yong-ui, Son Ji-hwan, Choi Sang-deok, Choi Kyung-chul, Choi Seung-joon, Kim Jae-yul and Chung Ju-hyun.

Coach Seo Yong-bin said, “I will be the head coach of the LG Futures team this year, and I will make sure that LG will contribute greatly to the new coaches so that they can win the unified championship for two consecutive years in 2024 following last year.”

Manager Seo Yong-bin is an indispensable person in the history of LG. Although he did not receive much attention until he graduated from Dankook University in 1994 and joined the team as the 41st overall pick in the second six rounds in the rookie draft, he secured the first baseman position at LG’s flagship store upon his debut.

In the 1994 season, Seo played in all 126 games in the regular season, posting a batting average of 0.318 (157 hits in 493 times at bat) with four homers, 72 RBIs and six steals. In the Korean Series against the Pacific Dolphins, Seo also had a batting average of 0.357 (5 hits in 14 times at bat) with one homer and four RBIs. He also contributed to LG’s pennant race and overall win in the Korean Series. He also had the golden glove in the first baseman category, which was his best year ever.

In the 1994 season, LG Twins was on a roll with three rookies, Ryu Ji-hyun and Kim Jae-hyun, to name a few. Ryu had a batting average of 0.305 (147 hits in 482 times at bat) in 126 games, 15 homers, 51 RBIs and 51 steals. Kim Jae-hyun also had a batting average of 0.289 (134 hits in 463 times at bat) in 125 games, 21 homers, 80 RBIs and 21 steals, and settled into the professional stage.

Seo Yong-bin played as an LG One Club man before retiring as an active player after the 2006 season. His overall record is 0.290 (760 hits in 2,625 times at bat) with 22 homers and 350 RBIs in 828 games. He won the Korean Series once (1994), and won the runner-up prize twice (1997-1998).

After retirement, he served as a training coach for the Chunichi Dragons in the Japanese professional baseball league in 2007, scouted in 2008, and returned to his former team as a batting coach for LG Yooking Army. Since then, he has served as LG’s batting coach for the first and second divisions, and general batting coach for the Yooking Army, and coached the Juubad until 2017.

After the end of the 2017 season, he left the field and served as a TV baseball commentator from 2018 to 2020, and joined the KT Wiz team again in 2021. He trained KT prospects as a second-tier coach through 2022, and as a second-tier coach last year. Ahead of this season, he returned to the Futures team after receiving a love call from his former team LG.

Futures team coach Seo Yong-bin will coach chief and pitching coach Kyung Heon-ho, pitching coach Shin Jae-woong, hitting coach Kim Jae-yul, defensive coach Yang Won-hyuk, operation coach Yoon Jin-ho, Kim Yong-ui’s baserunning and outfield defense coach, battery coach Choi Kyung-chul, general conditioning coach Bae Yo-han, conditioning coach Yoo Hyun-won and LG Futures team players 랭크카지노.

Futures coach Seo Yong-bin showed his affection for LG at the New Year’s greeting ceremony. His affection for the Twins seems to have grown stronger during his six years away from LG.

“I’ve been with LG for 23 years including players and coaches. And I gained experience for six years outside the team,” Futures coach Seo Yong-bin said. “While I was with LG, I realized that LG was a special team, but now that I saw it from the outside, it was more special.”

He added, “I hope all of you here can play for a long time at LG.”

Meanwhile, the team will take a break until mid-February and depart for Arizona on May 30. They will sweat hard in preparation for the 2024 season with the goal of winning the title for two consecutive years.


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