June 2013 in Sajik Baseball Stadium
|Born:March 20, 1958|
|1983, for the Samsung Lions|
|Last KBO appearance|
|1992, for the Lotte Giants|
|KBO statistics |
|Earned Run Average||3.12|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Sijin|
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
|1978||Netherlands||Haarlem Baseball Week|
|Italy||Baseball World Cup|
|1982||South Korea||Baseball World Cup|
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.
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.