Kim Ki-tai

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Kim Ki-tai
Kia Tigers – No. 77
Designated hitter / First baseman / Manager
Born: (1969-05-23) May 23, 1969 (age 49)
Batted: Left Threw: Left
KBO debut
April 11, 1991, for the Ssangbangwool Raiders
Last appearance
September 25, 2005, for the SK Wyverns
KBO statistics
Batting average.294
Home runs249
Runs batted in923
As player

As coach

As manager

Career highlights and awards
  • 4× Golden Glove Award winner (1992, 1993, 1994, 2004)
Kim Ki-tai
Revised RomanizationGim Gitae
McCune–ReischauerKim Kit'ae

Kim Ki-tai (Hangul: 김기태, Hanja: 金杞泰; born May 23, 1969 in Gwangju, South Korea) is a former South Korean baseball player who played for the Ssangbangwool Raiders, Samsung Lions and SK Wyverns and the current manager of Kia Tigers in the Korea Baseball Organization.[1]

During his pro career, he was used primarily as a designated hitter, with occasional games at first base. As a full-time designated hitter, Kim won a home run title in 1994 and a batting title in 1997. He is a four-time KBO Golden Glove Award winner as well.

In 2000, Kim was a member of the 2000 South Korean Olympic baseball team which won the bronze medal in the baseball tournament.

In 2014, Kim became manager of the Kia Tigers. In 2017, Kim successfully lead the team to Korean Series and considered as best manager in Korean Baseball Organization.


  1. ^ Yoo, Jee-ho (October 31, 2017). "Manager for baseball champions thanks well-traveling fans for support". Yonhap. Seoul. Retrieved October 31, 2017.

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