Kim Sang-soo, a “14-year one-club man,” wore a KT Wiz uniform and started memorizing autographs with new players.
Kim Sang-soo, who played for Samsung for 14 years at the “2023 KT Wiz Spring Camp” held at the Tucson Kino Sports Complex in Arizona in February, was wearing a KT uniform and with new players.
Kim Sang-soo, who finished stretching and warming up, gathered in a line next to the third base with coach Choi Man-ho along with the rookies.
There was coach Choi Man-ho’s autograph training. Kim Sang-soo, who played for Samsung for 14 years, felt awkward with KT’s signing. Among the new players, Kim Sang-soo, who has been in his 15th year, seemed more focused.
After the signing training, coach Choi Man-ho asked Kim Sang-soo, “What kind of autograph is this?” and Kim Sang-soo looked embarrassed. Then coach Choi Man-ho joked, “It’s because I’m old,” and the new players burst into laughter. 토토
When I asked the rookies about the cause of death, Kim Sang-soo listened more intensively and engraved it in his head. After 20 minutes of training, the athletes returned to their respective training positions.
After graduating from Kyungbok High School, Kim Sang-soo made his professional debut after receiving Samsung’s first nomination in the 2009 rookie draft. As Samsung’s representative shortstop, he led Samsung to its fourth consecutive combined victory from 2011 to 2014. In the second half of last season, Kim Sang-soo batted .290 with one home run and 17 RBIs and 24 points in 52 games.
On November 24 last year, KT signed a four-year FA contract with Kim Sang-soo for a total of 2.9 billion won. Kim Sang-soo, who remained with Samsung for the first three years of FA in 2019, took on a new challenge. Although KT manager Lee Kang-chul was actively courted by the KT club, he decided to leave Daegu and build a nest in Suwon.
Kim Sang-soo, who will start as KT’s new infield commander, said, “I think I need to do a lot of defensive training in this camp. Even if he played shortstop in the second half of last year, he will try to defend shortstop a lot because he had a break. (Sim) Woo-joon showed such a good defense that he should erase his gap as much as possible,” he said.