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 20160405April 5, 2016
24 years, 322 days
Infielder Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2016) [2]
Choo, Shin-sooShin-soo Choo 추신수 20050421April 21, 2005
22 years, 282 days
Outfielder Seattle Mariners (2005–2006)
Cleveland Indians (2006–2012)
Cincinnati Reds (2013)
Texas Rangers (2014–present)
[3]
Kang, Jung-hoJung-ho Kang 강정호 20150408April 8, 2015
28 years, 3 days
Infielder Pittsburgh Pirates (2015–present) [4]
Kim, Hyun-sooHyun-soo Kim 김현수 20160410April 10, 2016
28 years, 89 days
Outfielder Baltimore Orioles (2016–present) [5]
Oh, Seung-hwanSeung-hwan Oh 오승환 20160403April 3, 2016
33 years, 263 days
Pitcher St. Louis Cardinals (2016–present) [6]
Park, Byung-hoByung-ho Park 박병호 20160404April 4, 2016
29 years, 269 days
Infielder Minnesota Twins (2016–present) [7]
Ryu, Hyun-jinHyun-jin Ryu 류현진 20130402April 2, 2013
26 years, 8 days
Pitcher Los Angeles Dodgers (2013–2014, 2016–present) [8]

Former players[edit]

Name Hangul Debut Final Game Games Position Teams Ref
Baek, Cha-seungCha-seung Baek 백차승 20040808August 8, 2004
24 years, 71 days
September 28, 2008 61 Pitcher Seattle Mariners (2004, 2006–2008)
San Diego Padres (2008)
[9]
Bong, Jung-keunJung-keun Bong 봉중근 20020423April 23, 2002
21 years, 282 days
June 20, 2004 49 Pitcher Atlanta Braves (2002–2003)
Cincinnati Reds (2004)
[10]
Cho, Jin-hoJin-ho Cho 조진호 19980704July 4, 1998
22 years, 323 days
July 30, 1999 13 Pitcher Boston Red Sox (1998–1999) [11]
Choi, Hee-seopHee-seop Choi 최희섭 20020903September 3, 2002
23 years, 171 days
October 2, 2005 363 Infielder Chicago Cubs (2002–2003)
Florida Marlins (2004)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2004–2005)
[12]
Kim, Byung-hyunByung-hyun Kim 김병현 19990529May 29, 1999
20 years, 128 days
September 28, 2007 394 Pitcher Arizona Diamondbacks (1999–2003, 2007)
Boston Red Sox (2003–2004)
Colorado Rockies (2005–2007)
Florida Marlins (2007)
[13]
Kim, Sun-wooSun-woo Kim 김선우 20010615June 15, 2001
23 years, 284 days
September 17, 2006 118 Pitcher Boston Red Sox (2001–2002)
Montreal Expos (2002–2004)
Washington Nationals (2005)
Colorado Rockies (2005–2006)
Cincinnati Reds (2006)
[14]
Koo, Dae-sungDae-sung Koo 구대성 20050404April 4, 2005
35 years, 245 days
August 20, 2005 33 Pitcher New York Mets (2005) [15]
Lee, Dae-hoDae-ho Lee 이대호 20160404April 4, 2016
33 years, 288 days
October 2, 2016 104 Infielder Seattle Mariners (2016) [16]
Lee, Sang-hoonSang-hoon Lee 이상훈 20000629June 29, 2000
29 years, 110 days
October 1, 2000 9 Pitcher Boston Red Sox (2000) [17]
Lim, Chang-yongChang-yong Lim 임창용 20130907September 7, 2013
37 years, 95 days
September 27, 2013 6 Pitcher Chicago Cubs (2013) [18]
Park, Chan-hoChan-ho Park 박찬호 19940408April 8, 1994
20 years, 282 days
October 1, 2010 479 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 20060514May 14, 2006
22 years, 349 days
April 9, 2008 28 Pitcher Chicago Cubs (2006)
Tampa Bay Rays (2007–2008)
[20]
Seo, Jae-weongJae-weong Seo 서재응 20020721July 21, 2002
25 years, 58 days
May 29, 2007 123 Pitcher New York Mets (2002–2005)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2006)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays (2006–2007)
[21]

Postseason appearances[edit]

Korean players in MLB postseason games
Player Seasons World Series CS DS WCG Ref(s)
Series
won
Games
played
Series
won
Games
played
Series
won
Games
played
Series
won
Games
played
Hee-seop Choi 2004 Los Angeles Dodgers L 1 [22]
Shin-soo Choo 2013 Cincinnati Reds
2015 Texas Rangers
2016 Texas Rangers
 
L
L
 
5
1
L
 
 
1
 
 
[23]
[24]
[25]
Byung-hyun Kim 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks
2002 Arizona Diamondbacks
2003 Boston Red Sox
W
 
 
2
 
 
W
 
 
3
 
 
W
L
W
1
1
1
[26][27][28]
[29]
[30]
Hyun-soo Kim 2016 Baltimore Orioles L 1 [31]
Chan-ho Park 2006 San Diego Padres
2008 Los Angeles Dodgers
2009 Philadelphia Phillies
 
 
L
 
 
4
 
L
W
 
4
4
L
 
 
1
 
 
[32]
[33]
[34][35]
Hyun-jin Ryu 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers
2014 Los Angeles Dodgers
L
 
1
 
W
L
1
1
[36][37]
[38]

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. ^ "Seung-hwan Oh". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Byung-ho Park". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  8. ^ "Hyun-jin Ryu". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  9. ^ "Cha-Seung Baek". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  10. ^ "Jung Bong". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  11. ^ "Jin Ho Cho". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  12. ^ "Hee-Seop Choi". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  13. ^ "Byung-Hyun Kim". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  14. ^ "Sun-Woo Kim". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  15. ^ "Dae-Sung Koo". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  16. ^ "Dae-ho Lee". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06. 
  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. 
  22. ^ "2004 NL Division Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  23. ^ "2013 NL Wild Card Game". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  24. ^ "2015 AL Division Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-10-28. 
  25. ^ "2016 AL Division Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
  26. ^ "2001 NL Division Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  27. ^ "2001 NL Championship Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  28. ^ "2001 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  29. ^ "2002 NL Division Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  30. ^ "2003 AL Division Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  31. ^ "2016 AL Wild Card Game". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-03-28. 
  32. ^ "2006 NL Division Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  33. ^ "2008 NL Championship Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  34. ^ "2009 NL Championship Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  35. ^ "2009 World Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  36. ^ "2013 NL Division Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  37. ^ "2013 NL Championship Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  38. ^ "2014 NL Division Series". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 

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