Samsung Lions

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Samsung Lions
삼성 라이온즈
Samsung Lions.svg Samsung Lions insignia.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
League KBO League (1982–present)
Location Daegu
Ballpark Daegu Samsung Lions Park (2016–present)
Year established 1982; 34 years ago (1982)
Nickname(s) Lions
League championships (12): 1985, 1986, 1987, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Post-season championships (8): 1985, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Former ballparks Daegu Baseball Stadium (1982–2015)
Colors Blue, white and grey
              
Retired numbers 10, 22
Ownership Cheil Worldwide
(Samsung's subsidiary)
Manager Kim Han-soo
Uniforms
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Word mark of Samsung Lions

The Samsung Lions (Hangul삼성 라이온즈)[1] are a Korea Professional Baseball team founded in 1982. They are based in the southeastern city of Daegu and are members of the KBO League. Their home stadium is Daegu Samsung Lions Park. They have won the Korean Championship eight times.

History[edit]

After 2010, Ryu Jung-il become the new manager of Samsung Lions, and he led the team to its fifth KBO title in 2011. After the KBO league, Samsung Lions won the trophy of Asian Series. Samsung Lions became the first team to win Pennant Race, Korean Series, and Asian Series. In 2012, one of the most notable players of the team, Lee Seung-yeop, returned to Korea from Japan. With his effort, Samsung Lions won their sixth championship in the 2012 season. They won another two championships in 2013 and 2014, for a total of eight Korean titles.[2][3] In 2016, Samsung Lions moved to brand new home ground Daegu Samsung Lions Park.[4]

Season-by-season records[edit]

Year Rank Games W L D Win% HR ERA Postseason
1982 2 (2/1) 80 54 26 0 0.675 57 2.70 Runner-up
1983 4 (5/2) 100 46 50 4 0.479 90 3.42 Did not qualify
1984 2 (1/5) 100 55 45 0 0.550 78 3.35 Runner-up
1985 1 (1/1) 110 77 32 1 0.706 97 2.98 No playoff[a]
1986 1 (1/4) 108 70 37 1 0.654 74 2.95 Runner-up
1987 1 (1/1) 108 64 44 0 0.593 105 3.58 Runner-up
1988 4 (5/2) 108 56 50 2 0.528 85 4.18 Playoff
1989 4 120 57 58 5 0.496 96 4.42 Did not qualify
1990 2 120 66 52 2 0.558 131 4.13 Runner-up
1991 3 126 70 55 1 0.560 108 4.23 Playoff
1992 4 126 67 57 2 0.540 124 4.55 Semi-playoff
1993 2 126 73 48 5 0.599 133 2.95 Runner-up
1994 5 126 60 64 2 0.484 106 3.47 Did not qualify
1995 5 126 60 60 6 0.500 94 3.90 Did not qualify
1996 6 126 54 67 5 0.448 88 4.23 Did not qualify
1997 4 126 66 53 7 0.552 165 4.23 Playoff
1998 2 126 66 58 2 0.532 143 4.32 Playoff
1999 1[b] 133 73 57 3 0.562 207 5.16 Playoff
2000 3[c] 133 69 59 5 0.539 177 4.64 Playoff
2001 1 133 81 52 0 0.609 162 4.39 Runner-up
2002 1 133 82 47 4 0.636 191 3.92 Winner
2003 3 133 76 53 4 0.589 213 4.37 Semi-playoff
2004 2 133 73 52 8 0.584 132 3.76 Runner-up
2005 1 126 74 48 4 0.607 111 3.83 Winner
2006 1 126 73 50 3 0.593 73 3.33 Winner
2007 4 126 62 60 4 0.508 86 3.71 Semi-playoff
2008 4 126 65 61 0 0.516 92 4.40 Playoff
2009 5 133 64 69 0 0.481 146 4.98 Did not qualify
2010 2 133 79 52 2 0.594 118 3.94 Runner-up
2011 1 133 79 50 4 0.612 95 3.35 Winner
2012 1 133 80 51 2 0.611 89 3.39 Winner
2013 1 128 75 51 2 0.595 113 3.98 Winner
2014 1 128 78 47 3 0.624 161 4.52 Winner
2015 1 144 88 56 0 0.611 176 4.69 Runner-up
2016 9 144 65 78 1 0.455 142 5.64 Did not qualify
  1. ^ The 1985 Korean Series was not played, as the Samsung Lions finished in the first place in both parts of the regular league season.
  2. ^ Samsung Lions finished first in the "Magic Division"
  3. ^ Samsung Lions finished third in the "Dream Division"

Note: Numbers in parentheses are placements in the first part and the second part of the season.

Current roster[edit]

Samsung Lions roster
Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Futures League


† Disabled list
* Suspended list
# Military list
Roster updated 5 December 2016
All KBO League rosters

Korean Baseball League MVP[edit]

Player Records (batter)[edit]

  • Average
1983 Jang Hyo-jo AVG 0.369
1984 Lee Man-soo AVG 0.340
1985 Jang Hyo-jo AVG 0.373
1986 Jang Hyo-jo AVG 0.329
1987 Jang Hyo-jo AVG 0.387
1993 Yang Jun-hyuk AVG 0.341
1996 Yang Jun-hyuk AVG 0.346
1998 Yang Jun-hyuk AVG 0.342
  • Homerun
1983 Lee Man-soo 27HR
1984 Lee Man-soo 23HR
1985 Lee Man-soo 22HR
1987 Kim Seong-rae 22HR
1993 Kim Seung-rae 28HR
1997 Lee Seung-yeop 32HR
1999 Lee Seung-yeop 54HR
2001 Lee Seung-yeop 39HR
2002 Lee Seung-yeop 47HR
2003 Lee Seung-yeop 56HR
2007 Sim Jung-soo 31HR
2011 Choi Hyoung-woo 30HR

Retired numbers[edit]

The first retired number in the Samsung Lions organization was number 22, in honor of the catcher and slugger Lee Man-soo, who was a manager with the SK Wyverns.[5] The second retired number in the Samsung Lions organization is number 10, in honor of the left-handed batter Yang Joon-hyuk.[5] Yang led the league in batting four times, and holds six batting career records including the home run record with 351.[5]

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Yang Joon-hyuk
RF, DH
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Lee Man-soo
C

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "삼성라이온즈" (in Korean). Samsung Lions official website. Retrieved 23 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Samsung wins 3rd straight title in Game 7". The Korea Observer. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Nam Hyun-woo (21 November 2014). "Lion King! Samsung wins 4th straight KBO title". The Korea Times. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  4. ^ Jung, Yunsik (22 March 2016). ""삼성 라이온즈 파크' 개장…"국내 최고 시설"" [Samsung Lions Park is opened] (in Korean). news.sbs.co.kr. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c "레전드" [History -> Legends] (in Korean). Samsung Lions official website. Retrieved 13 November 2016. 

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