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2013 World Baseball Classic

South Korea

South Korea

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The Korean National Baseball Team defeated Japan to win bronze at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in just their second Olympic appearance. Second place finishes in the 2002 Intercontinental Cup and 2005 IBAF Baseball World Cup soon followed, and the team went on to win the bronze medal in the inaugural 2006 World Baseball Classic. In 2008, Korea defeated Cuba to win the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics. In the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Team Korea led the tournament in RBI, runs scored, and shutouts pitched and advanced to the Championship Game of the tournament against defending Champion, Team Japan. The Championship Game went 10 innings before Japan scored two runs to win the game 5-3.

South Korea Roster
Name # B/T Height Weight Birth Date
Pitchers
Woo-chan Cha 23 L-L 6'1" 175 May 31, 1987
Si Hwan Chang 29 R-R 6'1" 209 Nov 1, 1987
Won-Jun Chang 28 L-L 6'0" 190 Jul 31, 1985
Hyun-seung Lee 48 L-L 5'11" 192 Oct 11, 1983
Changyong Lim 12 R-R 5'11" 175 Jun 4, 1976
Jung Woo Lim 45 R-R 6'0" 168 Apr 2, 1991
Seung Hwan Oh 26 R-R 5'10" 205 Jul 15, 1982
Hee-soo Park 21 L-L 6'0" 185 Jul 13, 1983
Dae-eun Rhee 11 L-R 6'2" 190 Mar 23, 1989
Changmin Sim 19 R-R 6'1" 216 Feb 1, 1993
Jong-hyun Won 46 R-R 5'11" 209 Jul 31, 1987
Kyumin Woo 1 R-R 6'1" 183 Jan 21, 1985
Hyun-jong Yang 54 L-L 6'0" 190 Mar 1, 1988
Catchers
Taegun Kim 42 R-R 5'10" 158 Dec 30, 1989
Euiji Yang 25 R-R 5'11" 188 Jun 5, 1987
Infielders
Kyoung-min Hur 13 R-R 5'9" 185 Aug 26, 1990
Ha-seong Kim 7 R-R 5'9" 167 Oct 17, 1995
Jaeho Kim 3 R-R 5'11" 165 Mar 21, 1985
Taekyun Kim 52 R-R 6'0" 220 May 29, 1982
Dae-Ho Lee 10 R-R 6'4" 250 Jun 21, 1982
Jaewon Oh 24 L-R 6'1" 165 Feb 9, 1985
Sok Min Park 18 R-R 5'10" 194 Jun 22, 1985
Geonchang Seo 14 L-R 5'8" 154 Aug 22, 1989
Outfielders
Hyun-wook Choi 34 L-L 6'0" 190 Dec 4, 1989
Yongkyu Lee 15 L-L 5'9" 155 Aug 26, 1985
Byung-hun Min 49 R-R 5'10" 172 Mar 10, 1987
Kunwoo Park 37 R-R 6'4" 176 Jul 1, 1992
Ah-seop Son 31 L-R 5'9" 190 Mar 18, 1988
South Korea Coaching Staff
Name # Role
Coaches
In-Sik Kim Manager
Soon-Chul Lee Hitting Coach
Dongyul Son Pitching Coach
Jinwoo Song Pitching Coach
Pyung Ho Kim First Base Coach
Kwangsoo Kim Third Base Coach
Kwon-Il Song Bullpen Catcher
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