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South Korea

South Korea

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The Korean National Baseball Team defeated Japan to win bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in just their second Olympic appearance. Second place finishes in the 2002 Intercontinental Cup and 2005 IBAF Baseball World Cup soon followed, and the team went on to win the bronze medal in the inaugural 2006 World Baseball Classic. In 2008, Korea defeated Cuba to win the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics. In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Team Korea led the tournament in RBI, runs scored, and shutouts pitched and advanced to the Championship Game of the tournament against defending Champion, Team Japan. The Championship Game went 10 innings before Japan scored two runs to win the game 5-3. There are currently 17 players from Korea signed to professional contracts including Shin-Soo Choo of the Cleveland Indians.

South Korea Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Woochan Cha 23 L-L 6'1" 175 May 31, 1987
Won Jun Chang 57 L-L 6'0" 190 Jul 31, 1985
Taehyon Chong 38 R-R 6'1" 215 Nov 10, 1978
Wonsam Jang 48 L-L 5'11" 160 Jun 9, 1983
Kyung Eun Noh 18 R-R 6'2" 185 Mar 11, 1984
Seunghwan Oh 21 R-R 5'10" 205 Jul 15, 1982
Hee-soo Park 11 L-L 6'0" 185 Jul 13, 1983
Jae Weong Seo 26 R-R 6'0" 225 May 24, 1977
Seunglak Son 1 R-R 6'2" 175 Mar 4, 1982
Seung Song 91 R-R 6'1" 190 Jun 29, 1980
Wonsang Yoo 17 R-R 6'2" 205 Jun 17, 1986
Hisang Yoon 66 R-R 6'4" 195 May 17, 1985
Suk-min Yoon 28 R-R 6'0" 190 Jul 24, 1986
Catchers
Kabyong Jin 20 R-R 6'0" 200 May 8, 1974
Minho Kang 47 R-R 6'1" 195 Aug 18, 1985
Infielders
Jeong Choi 14 R-R 5'11" 185 Feb 28, 1987
Keunwoo Jeong 8 R-R 5'8" 165 Oct 2, 1982
Jungho Kang 16 R-R 6'0" 180 Apr 5, 1987
Sang-soo Kim 7 R-R 5'9" 150 Mar 23, 1990
Dae Ho Lee 25 R-R 6'4" 220 Jun 21, 1982
Seung Yuop Lee 36 L-L 6'0" 210 Aug 18, 1976
Sihyun Son 13 R-R 5'8" 160 Oct 19, 1980
Outfielders
Junwoo Jeon 9 R-R 6'0" 200 Feb 25, 1986
Hyunsoo Kim 50 L-R 6'2" 220 Jan 12, 1988
Jin Young Lee 35 L-L 6'1" 200 Jun 15, 1980
Yongkyu Lee 15 L-L 5'9" 155 Aug 26, 1985
Ah-seop Son 31 L-R 5'9" 190 Mar 18, 1988
Designated Hitters
Taekyun Kim 52 R-R 6'0" 220 May 29, 1982
South Korea Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
Joong-Il Ryu 75 Manager
Yong Duk Han 77 Coach
Dongsoo Kim 80 Coach
Han Soo Kim 86 Coach
Jung-Tae Park 78 Coach
Ji-Hyun Ryu 76 Coach
Sang-moon Yang 79 Coach