Kim Ki-young (51) was diagnosed with a second-degree paraplegic physical disability (spinal cord) in a construction site accident 14 years ago. If he was a tolerant person, he would live a life away from everyday life, but he has been running on top of the baseball record, keeping an eye on diamonds as a recorder for amateur baseball for 9 years.
What was it that helped me overcome my uncomfortable body and torn mind? He replied baseball.
His relationship with baseball goes back to 1982, the first year of professional baseball. One day, he said that he looked so cool when he showed up wearing a Lotte jumper, and from then on, he spent all kinds of money on his father to get 5,000 won in membership fees for children.
However, the car was disappointing as it closed early. His love for baseball began when he accidentally saw a banner hanging in the Busan MBC office building and joined MBC Blue Dragon Children’s Membership instead of Lotte. 먹튀검증
After moving to Daegu with his father in 1983, he became a fan of Samsung. Not only Jang Hyo-jo, Lee Man-soo, and Kim Si-jin, whom we only saw on TV, but on lucky days, we could see other team stars like Choi Dong-won and Kim Bong-yeon. He fell in love with baseball and worked as a baseball player for about 20 years.
But the joy was short-lived. In 2009, he faced the end of despair when he was unable to use his lower body due to an accident at a construction site. It was his eldest son, who was in the 5th grade of elementary school at the time, who gave him the will and courage to recover from a difficult day.
Mr. Kim looked back and said, “My son, who said he would play baseball for me, was proud of me, and I also gained courage again.”