Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Former Sox 3B Coach Kim Passes Away At 64

(Associated Press Photo)
Former Red Sox third base coach Wendell Kim passed away Sunday at the far too early age of 64. Perhaps the most aggressive Red Sox coach ever at the hot corner, Kim was famous for sending runners in with reckless abandon. This didn't always sit well with fans, but the teams he coached made the post-season twice during his four-year stay in Boston. Not bad. Kim was the first Korean-American to wear a major-league uniform and enjoyed a 15-year career as a coach in The Show. In 1997, Kim was awarded Man Of The Year honors by the BoSox Club. He passed away in Arizona from complications of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.