List of Major League Baseball players from South Korea

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This is an alphabetical list of baseball players from South Korea who have played in Major League Baseball since 1994.[1]

Current players[edit]

Name Hangul Debut Position Teams Ref
Choi, Ji-manJi-man Choi 최지만 April 5, 2016 Infielder Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2016–present) [2]
Choo, Shin-sooShin-soo Choo 추신수 April 21, 2005 Outfielder Seattle Mariners (2005–2006)
Cleveland Indians (2006–2012)
Cincinnati Reds (2013)
Texas Rangers (2014–present)
[3]
Kang, Jung-hoJung-ho Kang 강정호 April 8, 2015 Infielder Pittsburgh Pirates (2015–present) [4]
Kim, Hyun-sooHyun-soo Kim 김현수 April 10, 2016 Outfielder Baltimore Orioles (2016–present) [5]
Lee, Dae-hoDae-ho Lee 이대호 April 4, 2016 Infielder Seattle Mariners (2016–present) [6]
Oh, Seung-hwanSeung-hwan Oh 오승환 April 3, 2016 Pitcher St. Louis Cardinals (2016–present) [7]
Park, Byung-hoByung-ho Park 박병호 April 4, 2016 Infielder Minnesota Twins (2016–present) [8]
Ryu, Hyun-jinHyun-jin Ryu 류현진 April 2, 2013 Pitcher Los Angeles Dodgers (2013–present) [9]

Former players[edit]

Name Hangul Debut Final Game Position Teams Ref
Baek, Cha-seungCha-seung Baek 백차승 August 8, 2004 September 28, 2008 Pitcher Seattle Mariners (2004, 2006–2008)
San Diego Padres (2008)
[10]
Bong, Jung-keunJung-keun Bong 봉중근 April 23, 2002 June 20, 2004 Pitcher Atlanta Braves (2002–2003)
Cincinnati Reds (2004)
[11]
Cho, Jin-hoJin-ho Cho 조진호 July 4, 1998 July 30, 1999 Pitcher Boston Red Sox (1998–1999) [12]
Choi, Hee-seopHee-seop Choi 최희섭 September 3, 2002 October 2, 2005 Infielder Chicago Cubs (2002–2003)
Florida Marlins (2004)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2004–2005)
[13]
Kim, Byung-hyunByung-hyun Kim 김병현 May 29, 1999 September 28, 2007 Pitcher Arizona Diamondbacks (1999–2003, 2007)
Boston Red Sox (2003–2004)
Colorado Rockies (2005–2007)
Florida Marlins (2007)
[14]
Kim, Sun-wooSun-woo Kim 김선우 June 15, 2001 September 7, 2006 Pitcher Boston Red Sox (2001–2002)
Montreal Expos (2002–2004)
Washington Nationals (2005)
Colorado Rockies (2005–2006)
Cincinnati Reds (2006)
[15]
Koo, Dae-sungDae-sung Koo 구대성 April 4, 2005 August 20, 2005 Pitcher New York Mets (2005) [16]
Lee, Sang-hoonSang-hoon Lee 이상훈 June 29, 2000 October 1, 2000 Pitcher Boston Red Sox (2000) [17]
Lim, Chang-yongChang-yong Lim 임창용 September 7, 2013 September 16, 2013 Pitcher Chicago Cubs (2013) [18]
Park, Chan-hoChan-ho Park 박찬호 April 8, 1994 October 1, 2010 Pitcher Los Angeles Dodgers (1994–2001, 2008)
Texas Rangers (2002–2005)
San Diego Padres (2005–2006)
New York Mets (2007)
Philadelphia Phillies (2009)
New York Yankees (2010)
Pittsburgh Pirates (2010)
[19]
Ryu, Jae-kukJae-kuk Ryu 류제국 May 14, 2006 April 9, 2008 Pitcher Chicago Cubs (2006)
Tampa Bay Rays (2007–2008)
[20]
Seo, Jae-weongJae-weong Seo 서재응 July 21, 2002 May 29, 2007 Pitcher New York Mets (2002–2005)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2006)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2006–2007)
[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLB players by birthplace: South Korea". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Ji-Man Choi". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Shin-Soo Choo". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Jung Ho Kang". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 
  5. ^ "Hyun Soo Kim". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  6. ^ "Dae-ho Lee". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Seung-hwan Oh". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  8. ^ "Byung-ho Park". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  9. ^ "Hyun-jin Ryu". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  10. ^ "Cha-Seung Baek". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  11. ^ "Jung Bong". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  12. ^ "Jin Ho Cho". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  13. ^ "Hee-Seop Choi". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  14. ^ "Byung-Hyun Kim". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  15. ^ "Sun-Woo Kim". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  16. ^ "Dae-Sung Koo". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  17. ^ "Sang-Hoon Lee". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  18. ^ "Chang-Yong Lim". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  19. ^ "Chan Ho Park". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  20. ^ "Jae Kuk Ryu". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  21. ^ "Jae Weong Seo". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 

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