Sun-woo Kim

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The native form of this personal name is Kim Sun-woo. This article uses the Western name order.
Sun-woo Kim
Pitcher
Born: (1977-09-04) September 4, 1977 (age 37)
Incheon, South Korea
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: June 15, 2001 for the Boston Red Sox
KBO: April 2, 2008 for the Doosan Bears
MLB statistics
(through 2006)
Win–Loss 13–13
Earned run average 5.31
Strikeouts 211
KBO statistics
(through 2013)
Win–Loss 57–45
Earned run average 4.27
Strikeouts 435
Teams
Sun-woo Kim
Hangul 김선우
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Seonu
McCune–Reischauer Kim Sŏnu

Sun-woo "Sunny" Kim (Korean: 김선우, Hanja: 金善宇, born September 4, 1977 in Incheon, South Korea) is a former South Korean professional baseball pitcher of the Korean Baseball Organization. He has previously played in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals, Colorado Rockies, and Cincinnati Reds. He bats and throws right-handed.

Pro career[edit]

Kim began his MLB career with the Boston Red Sox in 2001 and was traded to the Montreal Expos the next season. In his career, Kim has pitched in 110 games, starting 37, recording 13 wins against 13 losses. He was the starting pitcher of the Montreal Expos at the organization's final game at Montreal on September 29, 2004, lasting just over two innings.[1] On September 24, Kim pitched complete game shut out against San Francisco Giants at Coors Field, leading the team's 6-0 victory.

He was acquired by the Cincinnati Reds on September 5, 2006 from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for future considerations. Kim was released from the Reds after the 2006 season. After playing one season in minor league, he signed with the Doosan Bears in the Korea Baseball Organization at the end of 2007. Kim posted 57-45 and 4.27 ERA in 6 seasons with the Bears. His career-high season was 2011, when he won 16 games (7 losses), pitching 175.2 innings in 28 games with 3.13 ERA. (Career best in Wins, Innings Pitched, and ERA) After dreadful season in 2013, (5-6, 5.52 ERA and only pitched 60.2 innings due to injury) the Bears asked Kim to retire from the Diamond and start a coaching career. With strong will to play, Kim asked the Bears for waiver, and was waived by the Bears before 2014 season. LG Twins claimed Kim off the waiver.

Family[edit]

Kim is the cousin of Lee Junho, who is a member of the boy band 2PM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Expos, fans 'savor' final game in Montreal". Associated Press. NBC Sports. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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