Doosan Bears

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Doosan Bears
두산 베어스
Doosan Bears.svg Doosan Bears insignia.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Information
League KBO League (1982–present)
Location Seoul
Ballpark Jamsil Baseball Stadium (1986–present)
Year established 1982; 36 years ago (1982)
Nickname(s) Bears
League championships (3) 1995, 2016, 2018
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
Website http://www.doosanbears.com/
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]

As of end of the 2017 season
Number Name Tenure Win Loss Draw Pct.
1 Kim Yeong-duk 15 January 1982 – 8 August 1982 100 79 1 .559
2 Kim Sung-keun 24 December 1983 – 8 September 1988 274 250 10 .523
3 Lee Kwang-hwan 9 September 1988 – 19 June 1990 69 93 4 .426
4 Lee Jae-won 19 June 1990 – 11 July 1991 45 103 5 .304
5 Yun Dong-kyun 9 September 1991 – 1994 198 210 11 .485
6 Kim Yin-sik 21 September 1994 – 2003 579 556 33 .510
7 Kim Kyung-moon 10 October 2003 – 13 June 2011 512 432 16 .542
8 Kim Kwang-soo 13 June 2011 – 9 October 2011 38 38 0 .500
9 Kim Jin-wook 9 October 2011 – 27 November 2013 139 116 6 .544
10 Song Il-soo 27 November 2013 – 21 October 2014 59 68 1 .465
11 Kim Tae-hyoung 21 October 2014 – present 256 172 4 .597

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

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season City Stadium League Finish Regular season Postseason Awards
Rank Games Wins Losses Draws Win% BA HR ERA
OB Bears
1982 Daejeon Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium KBO 1 1/6 40 29 11 0 .725 .283 57 3.20 Won Korean Series vs. Samsung Lions 4–1–1 Park Chul-soon (MVP)
2/6 40 27 13 0 .675
1983 KBO 5 6/6 50 22 28 0 .440 .259 50 3.54 Did not qualify Park Jong-hun (ROTY)
5/6 50 22 27 1 .449
1984 KBO 3 2/6 50 30 20 0 .600 .256 53 2.53 Did not qualify Yun Seog-hwan (ROTY)
2/6 50 28 21 1 .571
1985 Seoul Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium KBO 4 2/6 55 29 25 1 .537 .260 67 3.16 Did not qualify
5/6 55 22 32 1 .409
1986 Jamsil Baseball Stadium KBO 3 5/7 54 23 29 2 .442 .249 38 2.61 Lost Playoff vs. Samsung Lions 2–3
1/7 54 33 19 2 .635
1987 KBO 3 2/7 54 30 22 2 .574 .261 30 3.26 Lost Playoff vs. Haitai Tigers 2–3
5/7 54 24 30 0 .444
1988 KBO 5 3/7 54 31 23 0 .574 .258 44 3.73 Did not qualify
5/7 54 23 29 2 .444
1989 KBO 5 5/7 120 54 63 3 .463 .247 42 3.70 Did not qualify
1990 KBO 7 7/7 120 35 80 5 .313 .231 62 4.72 Did not qualify
1991 KBO 8 8/8 126 51 73 2 .413 .250 59 4.32 Did not qualify
1992 KBO 5 5/8 126 56 66 4 .460 .259 110 4.22 Did not qualify
1993 KBO 4 3/8 126 66 55 5 .544 .258 59 2.89 Lost Semi-playoff vs. LG Twins 1–2
1994 KBO 7 7/8 126 53 72 1 .425 .246 75 3.46 Did not qualify
1995 KBO 1 1/8 126 74 47 5 .607 .266 106 3.42 Won Korean Series vs. Lotte Giants 4–3 Kim Sang-ho (MVP)
1996 KBO 8 8/8 126 47 73 6 .397 .242 82 3.67 Did not qualify
1997 KBO 5 5/8 126 57 64 5 .472 .254 84 3.84 Did not qualify
1998 KBO 4 4/8 126 61 62 3 .496 .256 102 3.60 Lost Semi-playoff vs. LG Twins 0–2 Tyrone Woods (MVP)
Doosan Bears
1999 Seoul Jamsil Baseball Stadium Dream League 4 1/4 132 76 51 5 .598 .284 141 4.58 Lost Playoff vs. Hanwha Eagles 0–4 Hong Sung-heon (ROTY)
2000 Dream League 2 2/4 133 76 57 0 .571 .289 150 4.22 Won Playoff vs. LG Twins 4–2
Lost Korean Series vs. Hyundai Unicorns 3–4
2001 KBO 1 3/8 133 65 63 5 .508 .276 130 4.96 Won Semi-playoff vs. Hanwha Eagles 2–0
Won Playoff vs. Hyundai Unicorns 3–1
Won Korean Series vs. Samsung Lions 4–2
2002 KBO 5 5/8 133 66 65 2 .504 .261 130 3.93 Did not qualify
2003 KBO 7 7/8 133 57 74 2 .435 .276 90 4.25 Did not qualify
2004 KBO 3 3/8 133 70 62 1 .530 .268 89 3.88 Won Semi-playoff vs. Kia Tigers 2–0
Lost Playoff vs. Samsung Lions 1–3
2005 KBO 2 2/8 126 72 51 3 .585 .270 63 3.42 Won Playoff vs. Hanwha Eagles 3–0
Lost Korean Series vs. Samsung Lions 0–4
2006 KBO 5 5/8 126 63 60 3 .512 .258 55 3.36 Did not qualify
2007 KBO 2 2/8 126 70 54 2 .565 .263 78 3.45 Won Playoff vs. Hanwha Eagles 3–0
Lost Korean Series vs. SK Wyverns 2–4
Danny Rios (MVP)
Im Tae-hoon (ROTY)
2008 KBO 2 2/8 126 70 56 0 .556 .276 68 3.89 Won Playoff vs. Samsung Lions 4–2
Lost Korean Series vs. SK Wyverns 1–4
2009 KBO 3 3/8 133 71 60 2 .534 .280 120 4.60 Won Semi-playoff vs. Lotte Giants 3–1
Lost Playoff vs. SK Wyverns 2–3
Lee Yong-chan (ROTY)
2010 KBO 3 3/8 133 73 57 3 .562 .281 149 4.62 Won Semi-playoff vs. Lotte Giants 3–2
Lost Playoff vs. Samsung Lions 2–3
Yang Eui-ji (ROTY)
2011 KBO 5 5/8 133 61 70 2 .466 .271 92 4.26 Did not qualify
2012 KBO 3 3/8 133 68 62 3 .523 .260 59 3.58 Lost Semi-playoff vs. Lotte Giants 1–3
2013 KBO 2 4/9 128 71 54 3 .568 .289 95 4.57 Won Semi-playoff vs. Nexen Heroes 3–2
Won Playoff vs. LG Twins 3–1
Lost Korean Series vs. Samsung Lions 3–4
2014 KBO 6 6/9 128 59 68 1 .465 .293 108 5.44 Did not qualify
2015 KBO 1 3/10 144 79 65 0 .549 .290 140 5.03 Won Semi-playoff vs. Nexen Heroes 3–1
Won Playoff vs. NC Dinos 3–2
Won Korean Series vs. Samsung Lions 4–1
2016 KBO 1 1/10 144 93 50 1 .650 .298 183 4.46 Won Korean Series vs. NC Dinos 4–0 Dustin Nippert (MVP)
2017 KBO 2 2/10 144 84 57 3 .596 .294 178 4.38 Won Playoff vs. NC Dinos 3–1
Lost Korean Series vs. Kia Tigers 1–4
2018 KBO 1/10 144 Korean Series vs. TBD
Overall record Wins Losses Draws Win%  
2271 2120 92 .517
83 72 1 .535
2354 2192 93 .518

Roster[edit]

Doosan Bears roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches


updated on 23 September 2018
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. The next year he was injured but continued to play. He continued to play when injured throughout his career and had much success. His persistence in playing through injuries earned him the nickname "Phoenix (불사조)". He is to this day a highly respected figure in Korean baseball.

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.

Mr.Doo Day is an event that started in the 2016 season which was specifically created to show the team's appreciation for their male fans and at the same time to encourage them to participate more when rooting for the team. "Mr.Doo Day" has discounted admission tickets and run a special fan service for male fans.[3]

Workers' Day is an event that started in the 2010 season and is a special event for workers who account for nearly half of Doosan Bears fans. "Workers' Day" which is held on a particular Friday of every month, is a customized event for salaried workers. On Friday evening, when doing frequently company get-together, it was planned to create a healthy company get-together culture through various baseball park events.[4][5]

References[edit]

General
  • "Complete league history and statistics" (in Korean). Korean Baseball League. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
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.
  3. ^ "두산베어스 MR.DOO DAY". www.doosanbears.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-09.
  4. ^ "두산베어스 Workers' Day". www.doosanbears.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  5. ^ "두산, 9일 첫번째 '직장인의 날' 이벤트 실시" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-05-09.

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