Kim Sang-hyun (baseball)

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Kim Sang-hyeon
Third baseman
Born: (1980-11-12) November 12, 1980 (age 37)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
KBO debut
2001, for the Haitai Tigers
KBO statistics
(through 2014)
Batting average .255
Home runs 120
RBI 450
Hits 691
Career highlights and awards
Kim Sang-hyun
Hangul 김상현
Hanja 金相賢
Revised Romanization Gim Sanghyeon
McCune–Reischauer Kim Sanghyŏn

Kim Sang-hyeon (Hangul: 김상현, Hanja: 金相賢; born November 12, 1980 in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea) is a South Korean third baseman who currently plays for the KT Wiz of the KBO League.

Professional career[edit]

Kim debuted with the 2001 Haitai Tigers, the predecessor of Kia Tigers, but played an active part in farm team. Thus, In 2002 KBO season, he was traded to the LG Twins.

In 2004, Kim was drafted into the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps. In the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps, Kim was the home run leader.[1] In 2007, Kim was discharged from military service, and returned to the LG Twins. However, he still played an active part in farm team.

In 2009 KBO season, he was traded to the Kia Tigers again. Kim played in 121 games, hitting .315 with 127 RBI and hit a league-leading and a pro career-best 36 home runs.[2] Kim and Hee-seop Choi hit 69 home runs, and the two together are called the "CK Cannon".[3] In 2009 Korean Series, Kim batted three-run homer in Game 3.

After the season, Kim was voted the MVP honors in the 2009 KBO regular season.[4] On December 11, 2009, he obtained his first Golden Glove Award in third baseman nomination.[5][6]

In June 2016, Kim was banned from returning as a player for a minimum of a year without KT Wiz's approval, after he has been booked without detention for allegedly masturbating in public while looking at a female college student on June 16, 2016,[7]


  • 2009 Home Runs Title
  • 2009 RBI Title
  • 2009 Slugging Percentage Leader

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2009 KBO MVP
  • 2009 Golden Glove Award (Third baseman)


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