Doosan Bears

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Doosan Bears
두산 베어스
Doosan Bears.svg Doosan Bears insignia.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
League KBO League (1982–present)
Location Seoul
Ballpark Jamsil Baseball Stadium (1986–present)
Year established 1982; 35 years ago (1982)
Nickname(s) Bears
Korean Series championships (5): 1982, 1995, 2001, 2015, 2016
Former name(s) OB Bears (1982–1998)
Former ballparks
Colors

Navy blue, red and white

              
Retired numbers 21, 54
Ownership Doosan
Manager Kim Tae-hyoung
General Manager Park Jung-won
Uniforms
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Doosan Bears old logo
Jamsil Baseball Stadium, home field of Doosan Bears and LG Twins

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

The club was founded in Daejeon, South Korea in 1982 as the "OB Bears", with the Oriental Brewery as their owners, and moved to Seoul, South Korea in 1985 before being officially renamed the "Doosan Bears", after the brewery was sold to InBev, and the Doosan Group assuming ownership in 1999. The Bears won the Korean Series in 1982, the inaugural KBO League season. They have won five Korean Series titles (1982, 1995, 2001, 2015, and 2016) and play their home games at Seoul's Jamsil Baseball Stadium, sharing the stadium with their rivals, the LG Twins.[1]

Team[edit]

Managers[edit]

Number Name Tenure Win Loss Draw Pct.
1 Kim Yeong-duk 1/15/1982 – 1983 100 79 1 .559
2 Kim Sung-keun 10/14/1983 – 1988 274 250 10 .523
3 Lee Kwang-hwan 9/9/1988 – 1990 69 93 4 .426
4 Lee Jae-won 10/17/1990 – 1991 45 103 5 .304
5 Yun Dong-kyun 9/9/1991 – 1994 198 210 11 .485
6 Kim Yin-sik 9/21/1994 – 2003 579 556 33 .510
7 Kim Kyung-moon 2004 – 2011 512 432 16 .542
8 Kim Kwang-soo 2011 38 38 0 .500
9 Kim Jin-wook 2012 – 2013 139 116 6 .544
10 Song Il-soo 2014 59 68 1 .465
11 Kim Tae-hyoung 2015 – present 172 115 1 .599

Note: Postseason statistics are not included, only results after the regular season.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Year Team Rank Games W L D Win% BA HR Postseason
1982 OB Bears 1 (1/2) 80 56 24 0 .700 .283 57 Winner
1983 OB Bears 5 (6/5) 100 44 55 1 .444 .259 50 Did not qualify
1984 OB Bears 1 (2/2) 100 58 41 1 .586 .256 53 Did not qualify
1985 OB Bears 4 (2/5) 110 51 57 2 .472 .260 67 Did not qualify
1986 OB Bears 4 (5/1) 108 56 48 4 .538 .249 38 Playoff
1987 OB Bears 4 (2/5) 108 55 52 1 .514 .261 30 Playoff
1988 OB Bears 5 (3/5) 108 54 52 2 .509 .258 44 Did not qualify
1989 OB Bears 5 120 54 63 3 .463 .247 42 Did not qualify
1990 OB Bears 7 120 35 80 5 .313 .231 62 Did not qualify
1991 OB Bears 8 126 51 73 2 .413 .250 59 Did not qualify
1992 OB Bears 5 126 56 66 4 .460 .259 110 Did not qualify
1993 OB Bears 3 126 66 55 5 .544 .258 59 Semi-playoff
1994 OB Bears 7 126 53 72 1 .425 .246 75 Did not qualify
1995 OB Bears 1 126 74 47 5 .607 .266 106 Winner
1996 OB Bears 8 126 47 73 6 .397 .242 82 Did not qualify
1997 OB Bears 5 126 57 64 5 .472 .254 84 Did not qualify
1998 OB Bears 4 126 61 62 3 .496 .256 102 Semi-playoff
1999 Doosan Bears 1[a] 132 76 51 5 .598 .284 141 Playoff
2000 Doosan Bears 2[b] 133 76 57 0 .571 .289 150 Runner-up
2001 Doosan Bears 3 133 65 63 5 .508 .276 130 Winner
2002 Doosan Bears 5 133 66 65 2 .504 .261 130 Did not qualify
2003 Doosan Bears 7 133 57 74 2 .435 .276 90 Did not qualify
2004 Doosan Bears 3 133 70 62 1 .530 .268 89 Playoff
2005 Doosan Bears 2 126 72 51 3 .585 .270 63 Runner-up
2006 Doosan Bears 5 126 63 60 3 .512 .258 55 Did not qualify
2007 Doosan Bears 2 126 70 54 2 .565 .263 78 Runner-up
2008 Doosan Bears 2 126 70 56 0 .556 .276 80 Runner-up
2009 Doosan Bears 3 133 71 60 2 .534 .280 120 Playoff
2010 Doosan Bears 3 133 73 57 3 .549 .281 149 Playoff
2011 Doosan Bears 5 133 61 70 2 .466 .271 92 Did not qualify
2012 Doosan Bears 3 133 68 62 3 .523 .260 59 Semi-playoff
2013 Doosan Bears 4 128 71 54 3 .568 .289 95 Runner-up
2014 Doosan Bears 6 128 59 68 1 .465 .293 108 Did not qualify
2015 Doosan Bears 3 144 79 65 0 .549 .290 140 Winner
2016 Doosan Bears 1 144 93 50 1 .650 .298 183 Winner
  1. ^ Doosan Bears finished first in the "Dream Division"
  2. ^ Doosan Bears finished second in the "Dream Division"

Note: Numbers in parentheses are placements in the first part and the second part of the season.

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


† Disabled list
* Suspended list
# Military list
Roster updated 24 March 2017
All KBO League rosters

Retired numbers[edit]

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Pitcher: 1982–1996
Retired since 2002
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Catcher: 1985–1986
Retired since 1986

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] 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 is a promotion which was introduced on July 24, 2007 and has continued ever since. It is held on the last Sunday of every month although it was held on Saturdays between 2004 and 2007.[2]

Queen's Day is an event that started in the 2009 season which was specifically created to show the team's appreciation for their female fans and at the same time to encourage them to participate more when rooting for the team.

Player's Day is an event that started in the 2007 season, where for every Sunday home game, the players wear the franchise's original OB Bears uniforms. This event is intended to help the fans reminiscence about that period of the team's history. "Player's Day" also aims to bring together the fans and the team through a festive event, and is coordinated in various ways every season.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Sports in Korea Korean Pro Baseball". english.visitkorea.or.kr. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "<구경백의 프로야구 산책>할인·이벤트로 관중 불러라" (in Korean). news.naver.com. 28 July 2004. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 

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