Kim Si-jin

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Kim Si-jin
Born: (1958-03-20) March 20, 1958 (age 60)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
KBO debut
1983, for the Samsung Lions
Last KBO appearance
1992, for the Lotte Giants
KBO statistics
(through 1992)
Earned Run Average3.12
As player

As coach

As manager

Career highlights and awards
  • KBO Golden Glove Award winner (1985, 1987)
  • KBO All-Star Game MVP (1985)
  • Korean Series champion (1985)
Kim Si-jin
Revised RomanizationGim Sijin
McCune–ReischauerKim Sijin

Kim Si-jin (Hangul:김시진, Hanja: 金始眞; born March 20, 1958 in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea) is a retired pitcher and a former manager in the Korea Baseball Organization.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Upon graduation from Daegu Commerce High School, Kim joined the Hanyang University baseball team in 1977.

In 1977, as a freshman at Hanyang University, he was selected for the South Korea national baseball team to compete the 3rd Intercontinental Cup. Kim appeared in the final game as a starting pitcher and hurled two shutout innings to lead his team to a 5–4 victory over United States.

In 1982, Kim was called up to the South Korea national baseball team for the 1982 Baseball World Cup hosted by South Korea. Kim led Team Korea to its first champion in the event, appearing two games as a starting pitcher.

Notable international careers[edit]

 Year  Venue Competition  Team 
1977   Nicaragua  Intercontinental Cup Gold medal icon.svg
1978   Netherlands  Haarlem Baseball Week  Silver medal icon.svg
  Italy  Baseball World Cup Bronze medal icon.svg
1981   Canada  Intercontinental Cup 4th
1982   South Korea   Baseball World Cup Gold medal icon.svg

Professional career[edit]

Kim was selected by the Samsung Lions in the second round of the 1983 KBO Draft. Kim finished his rookie season with a 17–12 record and a 2.55 ERA, throwing 17 complete games (runner-up in the league). He led all pitchers in shutouts (5) and was ranked third in wins, strikeouts (154) and innings pitched (229.1). After the season, Kim finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting.

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from Lotte Giants, Kim started his coaching career as the pitching coach of Pacific Dolphins. In 1996, Dolphins were bought by Hyundai and Kim kept on coaching the Unicorns. In 2006, after head coach Kim Jae-bak left Unicorns, Kim Si-jin took his place. in 2008, he became the first coach of Woori Heroes, which became Nexen Heroes in 2010.

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