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; 34 years ago (1982)
Nickname(s) Bears
League championships (3): 1982, 1995, 1999[a]
Korean Series championships (4): 1982, 1995, 2001, 2015
Former name(s) OB Bears (1982–1998)
Former ballparks
Colors

Navy blue, red and white

              
Retired numbers 21, 54
Ownership Doosan
Manager Kim Tae-hyeong
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 season. They have won four Korean Series titles (1982, 1995, 2001, and 2015) and play their home games at Seoul's Jamsil Baseball Stadium, sharing the stadium with their rivals, LG Twins.

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 Kyeong-mun 2004 – 2010 512 432 16 .542
8 Kim Kwang-soo 2011 – 2011 38 38 0 .500
9 Kim Jin-wook 2012 – 2013 68 62 3 .523
10 Song Il-soo 2014 59 68 1 .465
11 Kim Tae-hyeong 2015 – present 70 59 0 .542

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 2 100 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 .462 .247 42
1990 OB Bears 7 120 35 80 .304 .231 62
1991 OB Bears 8 126 51 73 .411 .250 59
1992 OB Bears 5 126 56 66 .459 .259 110
1993 OB Bears 3 126 66 55 .545 .258 59
1994 OB Bears 7 126 53 72 .424 .246 75
1995 OB Bears 1 126 74 47 .612 .266 106
1996 OB Bears 8 126 47 73 .392 .242 82
1997 OB Bears 5 126 57 64 .471 .254 84
1998 OB Bears 4 126 61 62 .496 .256 102
1999 Doosan Bears 1 132 76 51 .598 .284 141
2000 Doosan Bears 2 133 76 57 .571 .289 150
2001 Doosan Bears 3 133 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 .556 .276 80
2009 Doosan Bears 3 133 71 60 .542 .280 120
2010 Doosan Bears 3 133 73 57 .562 .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 4 128 71 54 .568 .289 95
2014 Doosan Bears 6 128 59 68 .465 .293 108
2015 Doosan Bears 3 144 79 65 .549 .290 140

Roster[edit]

Doosan Bears roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches


† Disabled list
* Suspended list
# Military list
Roster updated 1 April 2016
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 was 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 from 2004–2007.[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.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Dream League regular season winners.

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]
  2. ^ 구경백, "<구경백의 프로야구 산책>할인·이벤트로 관중 불러라", 《문화일보》,written 2004-07-23, found 2013-11-28. [2]

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