Ko Chang-sung

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Ko Chang-Sung
NC Dinos – No. 37
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-12-21) December 21, 1984 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
KBO: 2008 for the Doosan Bears
KBO statistics
(through July 18, 2013)
Win-Loss 15-12
Holds 56
Strikeouts 174
Earned run average 3.70
Teams
Ko Chang-sung
Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Men's baseball
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Ko Chang-sung
Hangul 고창성
Hanja 高昌成
Revised Romanization Go Changseong
McCune–Reischauer Ko Ch'angsŏng
This is a Korean name; the family name is Ko.

Ko Chang-Sung (Hangul: 고창성, Hanja: 高昌成; born December 21, 1984 in Seoul, South Korea) is a sidearm pitcher playing for the NC Dinos in the Korea Baseball Organization. He bats and throws right-handed.

Professional career[edit]

Ko played college baseball at Kyungsung University in Busan. He was drafted by the Doosan Bears in the 3rd round (20th overall) of the 2008 Korea Baseball Organization Draft.

In the set-up role, Ko drew the attention of the league when he posted a 1.95 ERA and earned 16 holds in 2009. He enjoyed another great season as a setup man in 2010, when he earned 22 holds which was runner-up in the KBO league. [1] After the 2010 season, Ko was selected for the South Korean national baseball team to compete in the 2010 Asian Games where he won the gold medal. [2]

In 2011, Ko earned 14 holds but his ERA rose to 4.44. In 2012, he finished the season with a 8.62 ERA losing all ability to control his pitches. Ko was sent down to the second-tier team of the Bears in the middle of the 2012 season and traded to the NC Dinos after the season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Park, Ji-young (2012-07-03). "Ko Chang-Sung comes back" (in Korean). The Daily Sports Seoul. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  2. ^ Kim, Dong-hwan (2010-12-13). "Reasons why Ko Chang-Sung is really happy" (in Korean). JoongAng Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 

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