At the inauguration ceremony of Doosan coach last October, director Lee Seung-yeop said that he was willing to apologize directly to the victims regarding the school violence issue of Kim Yu-seong (21). As time passed and Kim Yoo-sung finally received forgiveness, he expressed sincere gratitude to the victim as Kim Yoo-sung’s teacher.
Kim Yu-seong, who graduated from Gimhae High School and Korea University, was nominated in the 2023 rookie draft by Doosan in the 2nd round, 19th. Despite the controversy over his school violence, he became a formal professional player with a contract payment of 150 million won, and was preparing for his first team debut by steadily building his body at Icheon Bears Park. Kim Yu-seong’s Futures League record is 2 games, 1 win, and an average ERA of 3.72. He became the winning pitcher with 5 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts and 3 runs in 5⅔ innings against Goyang on the 14th, his latest appearance.
Kim Yoo-seong is a player with a history of discipline. In 2017, he was suspended from attendance for 5 days by the Naedong Middle School School Violence Committee, and in February 2018, he was ordered to take 20 hours of psychological treatment and 40 hours of community service by the Changwon District Court. The Korea Baseball Softball Association also issued a one-year suspension on September 28, 2020. Kim Yoo-seong digested all of his discipline after he entered Korea University.
Kim Yoo-seong was unable to reach an amicable agreement with the victim until recently. Since the incident happened so long ago, the conflict deepened as time passed. In the meantime, Kim Yoo-seong recently admitted to the fact that he had been the second victim of verbal violence, which he had been denying, and delivered a message of sincere apology to the victim. The victim who accepted this admitted the fact of the offense and decided to forgive Kim Yu-seong, who had long repented of his wrongdoing.
Director Lee Seung-yeop, whom we met in Jamsil on the 22nd, said, “I saw an article about it. Fortunately, the other side forgave (Kim) Yooseong well. He seems to have paved the way for a young player, so I am grateful as the manager of the same team.” As much as Yooseong has been forgiven, he has to repay it. He bowed his head to the victim, saying, of course, he has to work hard both in baseball and social life, and he wants to become a more mature member of society in the future.안전놀이터
Director Lee, who served as an example for others during his active career, chose to break through the head-on in relation to Yu-seong Kim’s school violence issue at the inauguration ceremony of the Doosan Command Tower in October last year. He expressed his intention to apologize not only to the players but also to the manager if necessary. At the time, director Lee said, “I heard that Kim Yu-seong is making ample apologies and reconciliation. I don’t know what the victim’s parents are thinking, but I hope it gets resolved. If I need it too, I am willing to go along and apologize. I hope Kim Yoo-seong sincerely apologizes to the victim,” he said, wishing for an amicable agreement from the disciple.
Coach Lee recalled his inauguration ceremony and said, “When I asked for forgiveness from the other side, accepting it was a prerequisite for a call-up to the first team. That time has come today. I would like to thank the other party’s mother and the victim student once again,” he said. He wants to become a professional in mind, body, and mental state, not just a professional player. Our staff, including myself, will help Yooseong grow and become a better person.”
If so, when will we see Kim Yu-seong in the first team? Manager Lee said, “I received a report that he threw one starter game in the second team, but he only saw it on video. He said, “I didn’t receive any clear feedback,” he said. However, I think we need to wait a little longer for that period. Since the decision was made today (the 21st), I think it’s better to be mentally stable for the time being. In the future, he will be called right away when he goes to the game and shows enough pitch to be able to lead in the first team.”