Sunday, November 6, 2016

Card Of The Week November 6

Former Fighters and Royals manager Trey Hillman was named manager of the KBO's SK Wyverns a couple of weeks ago.  Hillman is the second foreign manager in the KBO, following Jerry Royster's stint running the Lotte Giants from 2008 to 2010.  Hillman is obviously the first former MLB and NPB manager to manage in Korea.  Here's his 2003 BBM 2nd Version card showing him managing the Fighters when they were still in Tokyo.

2003 BBM 2nd Version #743
I was under the mistaken impression that Marines manager Tsutomo Itoh had managed in Korea as well.  He was a coach with the Doosan Bears in 2012 but not their manager.

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