Seongseong-gun, Chungcheongnam-do, announced on the 20th that the ‘1st Seongseong Kim Tae-gyun Baseball Camp’ held on the 18th at the Mandae-gu Stadium in Seongsong-myeon was successfully concluded. Earlier, the county selected 52 baseball prospects from across the country to participate in the camp, which was organized by matching the jersey numbers of KBSN sports commentator Kim Tae-kyun, a legendary player of the Korean Baseball Organization’s Hanwha Eagles.
They were coached by nine former and current professional baseball players, including Yoo Hee-kwan and Choi Jun-seok of the Doosan Bears, Heo Kyung-min of the Doosan Bears, Lee Tae-yang, Chae Eun-sung, and Jung Woo-ram of the Hanwha Eagles, Son As-seop of the NC Dinos, and Kang Min-ho and Koo Ja-uk of the Samsung Lions. “Coach Jung Woo-ram taught me to throw the ball a little further forward,” said Kim Min-ki, a pitcher for the Incheon Training Center Little Baseball Team. “It was a great opportunity to meet friends my age from other regions, see each other’s skills, and reflect on myself.”
Most of the players said they felt more confident after being coached by former and current professional baseball players, and there were many comments about the excellent facilities at the Manhae Stadium .Commentator Kim Tae-gyun said, “I hope that the youth players will follow in the footsteps of the KBO’s star players and lead Korean baseball,” and added, “I hope they will keep the memories of meeting with the active players when 토토 they return home.”