Sun-woo Kim

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The native form of this personal name is Kim Sun-woo. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Sun-woo Kim
Kim Sun-Woo from acrofan.jpg
Born: (1977-09-04) September 4, 1977 (age 39)
Incheon, South Korea
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: June 15, 2001, for the Boston Red Sox
KBO: April 2, 2008, for the Doosan Bears
Last appearance
MLB: September 17, 2006, for the Cincinnati Reds
KBO: October 17, 2014, for the LG Twins
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 13–13
Earned run average 5.31
Strikeouts 211
KBO statistics
Win–loss record 57–46
Earned run average 4.37
Strikeouts 438
Sun-woo Kim
Hangul 김선우
Revised Romanization Gim Seon-u
McCune–Reischauer Kim Sŏn-u

Sun-woo "Sunny" Kim (Korean: 김선우, Hanja: 金善宇, Korean pronunciation: [kim.sʌn.u]; born September 4, 1977 in Incheon, South Korea) is a former South Korean professional baseball pitcher of the Korea Baseball Organization. He has previously played in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals, Colorado Rockies, and Cincinnati Reds. He bats and throws right-handed.

Pro career[edit]

Kim began his MLB career with the Boston Red Sox in 2001 and was traded to the Montreal Expos the next season. In his career, Kim has pitched in 110 games, starting 37, recording 13 wins against 13 losses. He was the starting pitcher of the Montreal Expos at the organization's final game at Montreal on September 29, 2004, lasting just over two innings.[1] On September 24, Kim pitched complete game shut out against San Francisco Giants at Coors Field, leading the team's 6-0 victory.

He was acquired by the Cincinnati Reds on September 5, 2006 from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for future considerations. Kim was released from the Reds after the 2006 season. After playing one season in minor league, he signed with the Doosan Bears in the Korea Baseball Organization at the end of 2007. Kim posted 57-45 and 4.27 ERA in 6 seasons with the Bears. His career-high season was 2011, when he won 16 games (7 losses), pitching 175.2 innings in 28 games with 3.13 ERA. (Career best in Wins, Innings Pitched, and ERA) After dreadful season in 2013, (5-6, 5.52 ERA and only pitched 60.2 innings due to injury) the Bears asked Kim to retire from the Diamond and start a coaching career. With strong will to play, Kim asked the Bears for waiver, and was waived by the Bears before 2014 season. LG Twins claimed Kim off the waiver.


Kim is the cousin of Lee Junho, who is a member of the boy band 2PM.


  1. ^ "Expos, fans 'savor' final game in Montreal". NBC Sports. Associated Press. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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