“My father made the decision.”
Former LG Twins coach Lee Jong-beom, who has gone from “Son of the Wind” to “Father of Lee Jung-hoo,” will receive coaching training from the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball.
The San Francisco Giants’ Lee Jung-hoo participated in the team’s first official workout at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Feb. 20 (KST). The Giants began full-scale training on the same day as the entire batting order joined the team. Lee Jung-hoo also took his first live at-bat to familiarize himself with the American pitchers.
Lee’s father is the famous “Son of the Wind” coach Lee Jong-beom. He has been with Lee since he joined San Francisco. He was almost separated from his son when he was rumored to be the manager of the Kia Tigers, but the managerial search fell through, and Lee has been supporting him in Scottsdale during spring training.
And now he’s forging his own path. How he started training in Texas. “It was always planned that you would come to the U.S. for training. 스포츠토토 He came to study with my father,” he said, adding, “He decided to come to Texas because he wanted to do it on his own rather than through me. I know he’s going to be training during this spring training. I don’t know the details,” he said, adding that he was cautious.
Lee served as LG’s first base coach last year, helping the team win its first championship in 29 years. However, he did not re-sign with LG after the championship, choosing instead to follow his son to the United States to pursue a major league career. There was speculation that Kia would take over, but the team handed the baton to hitting coach Lee Bum-ho.