Lee Jong-beom

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Lee Jong-Beom
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Shortstop, Outfielder
Born: (1970-08-15) August 15, 1970 (age 47)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
KBO: April 10, 1993, for the Haitai Tigers
NPB: 1998, for the Chunichi Dragons
Last appearance
KBO: May 26, 2012, for the Kia Tigers
NPB: 2001, for the Chunichi Dragons
KBO statistics
Batting average .297
Home runs 194
RBI 730
NPB statistics
Batting average .261
Home runs 27
Runs batted in 99

As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards


Lee Jong-beom
Hangul 이종범
Revised Romanization I Jongbeom
McCune–Reischauer Yi Chongbŏm

Lee Jong-Beom (Korean: 이종범, Hanja: 李鍾範; born August 15, 1970) is a South Korean professional baseball player who played for the Kia Tigers. He is nicknamed "Son of the Wind" (바람의 아들) for his speed. In April 2012, Lee announced his retirement from baseball.[1]

He started his career at shortstop but now plays mainly center fielder. Lee is considered one of the best five-tool players in Korean baseball history.

Lee Jong-Beom's number 7 was retired by the Kia Tigers in 2012.

Some career highlights include:

  • 30-60 season – a player's season in which least 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases recorded.
  • 73 stolen bases in his rookie season
  • 84 stolen bases in his second year, along with a .393 full-season batting average. .393 batting average is 2nd for KBO.
  • 4 gold gloves as a shortstop and 2 as an outfielder, and not having missed a single all star game during his professional career in Korea.


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