Doosan Bears

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Doosan Bears
두산 베어스
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Team logo Cap insignia
League Korea Baseball Championship (1982–present)
Location Seoul
Ballpark Jamsil Baseball Stadium (1986–present)
Year established 1982
Nickname(s) Bear
League championships (1): 1995
Korean Series championships (3): 1982, 1995, 2001
Former name(s)
  • Doosan Bears (1999–present)
  • OB Bears (1982–1998)
Former ballparks
Colors

Navy, Red

         
Retired numbers 21, 54
Ownership Doosan Group
Manager Song Il-Soo
General Manager Park Jung-Won
Uniforms
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Doosan Bears old Jersey Logo
Jamsil Baseball Stadium, home field of Doosan Bears and LG Twins

The Doosan Bears (두산 베어스) are a professional baseball team based in Seoul, South Korea. They are a member of the Korean Baseball Organization.

The club was founded in Daejeon, South Korea in 1982 as the "OB Bears", and moved to Seoul, South Korea in 1985 before being officially renamed the "Doosan Bears" in 1999. The Doosan Bears (formerly the OB Bears) won the Korean Series in 1982, the inaugural KBO season. They have won three Korea Series titles (1982, 1995, 2001) and play their home games at Seoul's Jamsil Baseball Stadium. Jamsil Baseball Stadium is also used by LG Twins.

The team's principal sponsor, Doosan, is primarily involved in construction and heavy industry, although like many Korean chaebol it has an extremely wide-ranging portfolio of interests. It claims to be Korea's oldest company. The previous sponsor, OB (Oriental Brewery) produces one of South Korea's top selling lager brands.

Korean-American Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward threw out the first pitch at a Doosan Bears game on a visit to Korea in 2006.

Previous Team[edit]

Previous Manager[edit]

Number Name Tenure Win Loss Draw Pct.
1 Kim Yeong-Duk 15/1/1982 ~ 1983 100 79 1 .559
2 Kim Sung-Keun 14/10/1983 ~ 1988 274 250 10 .523
3 Lee Kwang Hwan 9/9/1988 ~ 1990 69 93 4 .426
4 Lee Jae Won 17/10/1990 ~ 1991 45 103 5 .304
5 Yun Dong-Kyun 9/9/1991 ~ 1994 198 210 11 .485
6 Kim Yin-Sik 21/9/1994 ~ 2003 579 556 33 .510
7 Kim Kyeong-Mun 2004 ~ 2010 512 432 16 .542
Acting Manager Kim Kwang-Soo 2011 ~ 2011 38 38 0 .500
8 Kim Jin-Wook 2012 ~ 2013 68 62 3 .523

Season by Season Records[edit]

Year Team Rank Games W L Win% BA HR
1982 OB Bears 1 80 56 24 .700 .283 57
1983 OB Bears 5 100 44 55 .444 .259 50
1984 OB Bears 3 100 58 41 .586 .256 53
1985 OB Bears 4 110 51 57 .472 .260 67
1986 OB Bears 4 108 56 48 .538 .249 38
1987 OB Bears 4 108 55 52 .514 .261 30
1988 OB Bears 5 108 54 52 .509 .258 44
1989 OB Bears 5 120 54 63 .463 .247 42
1990 OB Bears 7 120 35 80 .313 .231 62
1991 OB Bears 8 126 51 73 .413 .250 59
1992 OB Bears 5 126 56 66 .460 .259 110
1993 OB Bears 3 126 66 55 .544 .258 59
1994 OB Bears 7 126 53 72 .425 .246 75
1995 OB Bears 1 126 74 47 .607 .266 106
1996 OB Bears 8 126 47 73 .397 .242 82
1997 OB Bears 5 126 57 64 .472 .254 84
1998 OB Bears 4 126 61 62 .496 .256 102
1999 Doosan Bears 3 132 76 51 .598 .284 141
2000 Doosan Bears 2 133 76 57 .571 .289 150
2001 Doosan Bears 1 133 65 63 .508 .276 130
2002 Doosan Bears 5 133 66 65 .504 .261 130
2003 Doosan Bears 7 133 57 74 .435 .276 90
2004 Doosan Bears 3 133 70 62 .530 .268 89
2005 Doosan Bears 2 126 72 51 .585 .270 63
2006 Doosan Bears 5 126 63 60 .512 .258 55
2007 Doosan Bears 2 126 70 54 .565 .263 78
2008 Doosan Bears 2 126 70 56 .555 .276 80
2009 Doosan Bears 3 133 71 60 .534 .280 120
2010 Doosan Bears 3 133 73 57 .549 .281 149
2011 Doosan Bears 5 133 61 70 .466 .271 92
2012 Doosan Bears 3 133 68 62 .523 .260 59
2013 Doosan Bears 2 128 71 54 .568 .289 95

Roster[edit]

Doosan Bears roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

(Futures)


† Disabled list
* Suspended list
# Military list
Roster updated 2013-12-18
More rosters

Retired Numbers[edit]

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Catcher: 1985-1986
Retired Since 1986
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Pitcher: 1982-1996
Retired Since 2002

The Bears have retired numbers 21 and 54. The number 54 is in memory of the catcher Kim Young-Shin who died, and the number 21 is the legendary pitcher, Park Chul-Soon,[1] whose nickname is "Phoenix." Park won the Most Valuable Player award in the 1982 Korean Series. Next year he was injured but won the award again. He continued to play when injured throughout his career and had much success. He is still held in high esteem from not only most Bears fans but many Korean baseball fans.

Fan Events[edit]

Bear's Day that started in the year of July 24th of 2007 as a promotion, continued to be an event held every last Sunday of the month. (Saturdays during 2004-2007)[2] Promotions and perquisites as listed are given on the 'Bear's Day'.[3]

  • Free admissions for children
  • 50% off seats for fans
  • If the game was a winning game, the said ticket from the Bear's Day can be exchanged for a ticket of another day.(expired since 2007)
  • Fan signing event
  • Gift giveaways from the sponsoring companies

Queen's Day is an event that started since the season of 2009 targeted for female fans, appreciating and at the same time encouraging greater participation of the female fans.[4] The following promotions and perquisites are given on the day.[5]

  • 2000 won discount for female fans
  • Free Salad bar ticket for the family restaurant 'VIPS'
  • Ticket giveaways to New Caledonia by random draws post before-after season
  • Photo time

Player's Day is an event started in the season of 2007, where every Sunday home games, the players dress in the old uniforms from when the team's OB Bears times. This event is intended to help the fans reminiscence to the old days. 'Player's Day' aims to bring together the fans and the team through a festive event, and coordinated in various ways every season/year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ RoyOswalt, The sorrow of KIA's fan. The collection of all Rookie of the Year award and MVP in history, MLBPARK, 2010-09-14 . [1] This source is found in Korean website called MLBPARK. This site introduces all the Doosan Bear's champion's history. Also, the title of contents express sadness of KIA team. Furthermore, some people replied on the contents. They talk to about the history of Doosan Bear's champion awards.
  2. ^ ko:두산 베어스
  3. ^ 구경백, “<구경백의 프로야구 산책>할인·이벤트로 관중 불러라”, 《문화일보》,written 2004-07-23, found 2013-11-28. [2]
  4. ^ Lee Jung Ho 'Doosan, start of 2009, start of 'Queen's day' event for female fans.'<My Daily>, 2010-02-27. [3]
  5. ^ Lee Jung Ho 'Doosan, start of 2009, start of 'Queen's day' event for female fans.'<My Daily>, 2010-02-27. [4]

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