|League||KBO League (2008–present)|
|Location||Seoul, South Korea|
|Ballpark||Gocheok Sky Dome|
|Former ballparks||Mokdong Baseball Stadium (2008–2015)|
|Colors||Burgundy and grey|
|Ownership||Seoul Heroes, Co., LTD.[Note 1]|
Kiwoom Heroes Baseball Club (Korean: 키움 히어로즈 야구단) is a South Korean professional baseball team based in Seoul. They are a member of the KBO League. The Heroes mascot is Teokdori (턱돌이; Mr. Jaw). Like other baseball teams in South Korea, the team is known primarily by the name of the sponsor, occasionally as their nickname, and never as the city in which they are based. The Heroes play their home games at Gocheok Sky Dome in Gocheok-dong, a neighborhood located in the southwestern part of Seoul.
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The franchise was originally known as the Sammi SuperStars and had subsequent incarnations as the Chungbo Pintos and Pacific Dolphins. The team was renamed the Hyundai Unicorns after being sold to Hyundai in 1996, and was relocated from Incheon to Suwon. The Unicorns won the KBO championship four times (1998, 2000, 2003 and 2004), with only the Kia Tigers, Samsung Lions, and Doosan Bears having a better record of championship victories. But in 2008, the team was disbanded. After that, Centennial Investments founded a new team called Woori Heroes. Unlike the other KBO League ballclubs, the Heroes are owned by a collection of individuals headed by Lee Chang-suk (founder), instead of being owned by its naming sponsor. During the 2008 season, Woori broke the naming sponsor deal, citing that the Heroes has not paid the full founding fee to the KBO yet, forcing the team to trade most of its star players for cash. For the rest of 2008 season and the 2009 season, the team used only "Heroes" for its name. On February 8, 2010, naming rights were sold to Nexen Tire. On November 6, 2018, naming rights were sold to Kiwoom Securities.
|2008||Mokdong Baseball Stadium||7/8||7/8||126||50||76||0||.397||.266||70||4.43||Did not qualify|
|2009||Mokdong Baseball Stadium||6/8||6/8||133||60||72||1||.451||.272||153||5.40||Did not qualify|
|2010||Mokdong Baseball Stadium||7/8||7/8||133||52||78||3||.391||.262||87||4.55||Did not qualify|
|2011||8/8||8/8||133||51||80||2||.389||.245||79||4.36||Did not qualify|
|2012||6/8||6/8||133||61||69||3||.469||.243||102||3.83||Did not qualify||Park Byung-ho (MVP) |
Seo Geon-chang (ROTY)
|2013||4/9||3/9||128||72||54||2||.571||.272||125||4.12||Lost Semi-playoff vs. Doosan Bears (2–3)||Park Byung-ho (MVP)|
|2014||2/9||2/9||128||78||48||2||.619||.298||199||5.25||Won Playoff vs. LG Twins (3–1)
Lost Korean Series vs. Samsung Lions (2–4)
|Seo Geon-chang (MVP)|
|2015||4/10||4/10||144||78||65||1||.545||.298||203||4.91||Won Wild Card vs. SK Wyverns (2–0)
Lost Semi-playoff vs. Doosan Bears (1–3)
|2016||Gocheok Sky Dome||4/10||3/10||144||77||66||1||.538||.293||134||4.96||Lost Semi-playoff vs. LG Twins (1–3)||Shin Jae-young (ROTY)|
|2017||7/10||7/10||144||69||73||2||.486||.290||141||5.03||Did not qualify||Lee Jung-hoo (ROTY)|
|2018||3/10||4/10||144||75||69||0||.521||.288||165||5.08||Won Wild Card vs. Kia Tigers (2–0)
Won Semi-playoff vs. Hanwha Eagles (3–1)
Lost Playoff vs. SK Wyverns (2–3)
|2019||Gocheok Sky Dome|
- Although the first and second string of the club are Kiwoom Heroes and Hwaseong Heroes, the owner company is Seoul Heroes (formerly, Centennial Investment). Seoul Heroes is one of the former names of the club.
- "Complete league history and statistics" (in Korean). Korean Baseball League. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
- 베이스볼 브레이크 ‘화성 히어로즈’…넥센 2군 신선한 파격 from Sports Dong-a.
- 화성시 연고 넥센 2군 '화성 히어로즈', KT위즈와 홈 개막 경기 펼쳐 from Asia Today
- "Baseball club signs main sponsorship deal with securities firm". Yonhap News Agency. November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
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- Official website (in Korean)