Samsung Lions

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Samsung Lions
삼성 라이온즈
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Team logo Cap insignia
League Korea Professional Baseball (1982–present)
Location Daegu
Ballpark Daegu Baseball Stadium (1982–present)
Year established 1982
Nickname(s) Lion
League championships (7): 1985, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013
Korean Series championships (6): 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013
Colors Blue, White
         
Retired numbers 10, 22
Ownership Samsung Group
Manager Ryu Joong-Il
General Manager Song Sam-Bong
Uniforms
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Samsung Sports
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Mascot emblem of Samsung Lions

Samsung Lions Baseball Club (Hangul: 삼성 라이온즈 야구단)[1] is a Korea Professional Baseball team founded in 1982. They are based in the southeastern city of Daegu and are members of the Korean Baseball Organization. Their home stadium is Daegu Baseball Stadium. They have won the Korean Series six times.[2] They are the current Korean champions and also the defending Asia Series champions, becoming the first non-Japanese located team to win the tournament since its inception.

The Samsung Lions won the Korean baseball championship for a third straight year, defeating the Doosan Bears in the deciding seventh game.[3]

The first retired number in the Samsung Lions organization was number 22, in honour of the legendary catcher and slugger, Lee Man-Soo, who is currently a manager with the SK Wyverns. The second retired number in the Samsung Lions organization is number 10, in honour of the legendary left-handed batter Yang Joon-Hyuk. Yang led the league in batting four times, and holds six batting career records including the home run record with 351. The expected retired number is number 36, in honour of the batter Lee Seung-Yeop, who has returned to the club after a period in the Nippon Professional Baseball.

Julio Franco of the Atlanta Braves once was a member of this team. The team also has an avid following amongst Americans living in South Korea[4]

Retired numbers[edit]

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Yang Joon-Hyuk
RF, DH
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Lee Man-Soo
C

Season by season records[edit]

Year Rank Games W L D Win% H HR ERA Postseason
1982 2 80 54 26 0 0.675 705 57 2.70 Runner-up
1983 4 100 46 50 4 0.479 889 90 3.42 Did not qualify
1984 2 100 55 45 0 0.550 889 78 3.35 Runner-up
1985 1 110 77 32 1 0.706 1005 97 2.98 No playoff
1986 2 108 70 37 1 0.654 997 74 2.95 Runner-up
1987 2 108 64 44 0 0.593 1120 105 3.58 Runner-up
1988 4 108 56 50 2 0.528 1028 85 4.18 Playoff
1989 4 120 57 58 5 0.496 1094 96 4.42 Did not qualify
1990 2 120 66 52 2 0.558 1040 131 4.13 Runner-up
1991 3 126 70 55 1 0.560 1138 108 4.23 Playoff
1992 4 126 67 57 2 0.540 1128 124 4.55 Semi-playoff
1993 2 126 73 48 5 0.599 1154 133 2.95 Runner-up
1994 5 126 60 64 2 0.484 1081 106 3.47 Did not qualify
1995 5 126 60 60 6 0.500 1047 94 3.90 Did not qualify
1996 6 126 54 67 5 0.448 1029 88 4.23 Did not qualify
1997 4 126 66 53 7 0.552 1194 165 4.23 Playoff
1998 3 126 66 58 2 0.532 1143 143 4.32 Playoff
1999 2 132 73 57 2 0.562 1244 207 5.16 Playoff
2000 3 133 69 59 5 0.539 1223 177 4.64 Playoff
2001 2 133 81 52 0 0.609 1262 162 4.39 Runner-up
2002 1 133 82 47 4 0.636 1321 191 3.92 Winner
2003 4 133 76 53 4 0.589 1295 213 4.37 Semi-playoff
2004 2 133 73 52 8 0.584 1215 132 3.76 Runner-up
2005 1 126 74 48 4 0.607 1134 111 3.83 Winner
2006 1 126 73 50 3 0.593 1043 73 3.33 Winner
2007 4 126 62 60 4 0.508 1062 86 3.71 Semi-playoff
2008 4 126 65 61 0 0.516 1078 92 4.40 Playoff
2009 5 133 64 69 0 0.481 1224 146 4.98 Did not qualify
2010 2 133 79 52 2 0.594 1210 120 3.70 Runner-up
2011 1 133 79 50 4 0.612 1150 95 3.35 Winner
2012 1 133 80 51 2 0.611 1050 89 3.39 Winner
2013 1 128 75 51 2 0.595 1290 118 3.93 Winner

Current roster[edit]

Samsung Lions roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Futures League


† Disabled list
* Suspended list
# Military list
Roster updated 2012-01-13
More rosters

References[edit]

  1. ^ "삼성라이온즈". Samsunglions.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ "ł×ŔĚšö ˝şĆ÷Ă÷". Kbodata.news.naver.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Samsung wins 3rd straight title in Game 7". The Korea Observer. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Franklin Fisher. "Americans in South Korea are Samsung Lions’ biggest fans - News". Stripes. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 

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