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Famous Baseball Players from South Korea

List of famous baseball players from South Korea, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. South Korea has produced some very talented baseball players over the years, including pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders. These are some of the best South Korean baseball players to ever live, so if you're a native of South Korea and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular baseball player from South Korea then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest South Korean baseball players?" and "Which baseball players are from South Korea?"

You can click on the names of these legendary baseball players of South Korea in order to get more information about each one. If you play baseball or just love the sport then use this list of talented South Korean baseball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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  • 1
    Right fielder, Outfielder

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceBusan, South Korea

    TeamsSeattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians

    Shin-Soo Choo (Hangul: 추신수; Hanja: 秋信守; Korean pronunciation: [tɕʰu.ɕin.su]; born July 13, 1982) is a South Korean professional baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball  ...more
  • 2
    Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceGongju, South Korea

    TeamsSan Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, New York Mets

    Chan Ho Park ((Korean: 박찬호; Hanja: 朴贊浩; Korean pronunciation: [pɐk̚.tɕʰɐn.ɦo]; born June 30, 1973) is a South Korean former professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas  ...more
  • 3
    Relief pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    TeamsChicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays

    Ryu Jae-kuk (Korean: 류제국; Hanja: 柳済國; Korean pronunciation: [ɾju.dʑe̞.ɡuk]; born May 30, 1983 in Seoul, South Korea), also known as Jae Kuk Ryu, is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.  ...more
  • 4
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    TeamsAtlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds

    Bong Jung-keun (Korean: 봉중근; Hanja: 奉重根; Korean pronunciation: [poŋdʑuŋɡɯ̽n] or [poŋ] [t͡ɕuŋɡɯ̽n]; born July 15, 1980) is a South Korean former professional baseball player. He played in Major League  ...more
  • 5
    Infielder

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Son-Hyon Shin is a baseball player.  ...more
  • 6
    Infielder

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSouth Korea, Busan

    Dae-ho Lee (Korean: 이대호, Hanja: 李大浩; Korean pronunciation: [i.dɛ̝.ɦo]; born June 21, 1982) is a South Korean professional baseball first baseman for the Lotte Giants of the KBO League. Lee has  ...more
  • 7

    Shinjiro Hiyama

    Outfielder

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceUkyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan

    Shinjiro Hiyama (桧山 進次郎, Hiyama Shinjirō, Korean: 황진환; Hanja: 黄進煥; RR: Hwang Jin-hwan; born July 1, 1969) is a Korean baseball player from Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. He plays as an outfielder for the  ...more
  • 8

    NationalityUnited States of America

    BirthplaceBusan, South Korea

    TeamsSan Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners

    Cha Seung Baek (, Korean: 백차승; Hanja: 白蹉承, [pɛ̝k.tɕʰa.sɯŋ]; born May 29, 1980) is a former Korean American professional baseball pitcher.Baek graduated from Busan High School, Busan, South Korea in  ...more
  • 9
    First baseman

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceHwasun County

    TeamsLos Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Miami Marlins

    Hee-seop Choi (; Hangul: 최희섭; Hanja: 崔熙燮; [tɕʰø.ɦi.sʌp̚]; born March 16, 1979) is a South Korean former professional baseball first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago  ...more
  • 10

    Kim Han-soo

    Third baseman

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Kim Han-Soo (Hangul: 김한수, Hanja: 金翰秀) (born October 30, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea) is a former South Korean baseball player. He was a member of the South Korean national baseball team which won the  ...more
  • 11

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceGwangju, South Korea

    Lim Chang-yong (Korean: 임창용; Hanja: 林昌勇; Korean pronunciation: [im.tɕʰaŋ.joŋ]; born June 4, 1976) is a former South Korean professional baseball right-handed pitcher.  ...more
  • 12

    Koo Dae-Sung

    Pitcher

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceDaejeon, South Korea

    TeamsNew York Mets

    Koo Dae-sung (Korean: 구대성; Hanja: 具臺晟; born August 2, 1969 in Daejeon, South Korea) is a Korean professional left-handed pitcher. He formerly played for the Hanwha Eagles in the KBO League. He was  ...more
  • 13

    Lee Man-soo

    Catcher

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceCheorwon County

    Lee Man-soo (Korean: 이만수, Hanja: 李萬洙; born September 9, 1958 in Cheorwon, Gangwon-do, South Korea), also spelled as Man Soo Lee, is a former Korea Professional Baseball catcher and manager. After a  ...more
  • 14

    Park Jae-Hong

    Park Jae-hong (Hangul: 박재홍, Hanja: 朴栽弘; born September 7, 1973 in Gwangju, South Korea) is a South Korean outfielder who currently plays for SK Wyverns in the KBO League. Park is currently considered  ...more
  • 15

    Jeong Keun-woo

    Second baseman

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Jeong Keun-woo (Hangul: 정근우, Hanja: 鄭根宇; born October 2, 1982 in Busan, South Korea) is a second baseman and shortstop who currently plays for the Hanwha Eagles in the Korea Baseball Organization. He  ...more
  • 16

    Lee Sang-Hoon

    Pitcher

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    TeamsBoston Red Sox

    Lee Sang-hun or Lee Sang-hoon (Korean: 이상훈) is a Korean name consisting of the family name Lee and the given name Sang-hun, and may also refer to: Lee Sang-hun (athlete) (born 1938), South Korean  ...more
  • 17

    Lee Seung-yeop

    Lee Seung-yuop (born August 18, 1976) is a retired baseball player, who spent most of his career with the Samsung Lions of the KBO League. At the age of 26, he became the youngest professional  ...more
  • 18

    Kim Tae-kyun

    Kim Tae-gyun or Kim Tae-kyun may refer to: Kim Tae-kyun (director) (born 1960), South Korean film director Kim Tae-gyun (baseball, born 1971), South Korean baseball player and Olympic bronze  ...more
  • 19

    Sang-Hoon Song

    Outfielder, Pitcher

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Sang-Hoon Song is a Korean baseball player.
  • 20

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceIncheon, South Korea

    TeamsMontreal Expos, Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Cincinnati Reds

    Sun-woo "Sunny" Kim (Korean: 김선우, Hanja: 金善宇, Korean pronunciation: [kim.sʌn.u]; born September 4, 1977) is a retired South Korean professional baseball pitcher of the Korea Baseball Organization. He  ...more
  • 21

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Tae-Hyon Chong (Hangul: 정대현, Hanja: 鄭大炫; born November 10, 1978 in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea) is a South Korean underhand pitcher, playing for the Lotte Giants in Korea Professional Baseball.  ...more
  • 22

    Lee Seung-ho

    Lee Seung-ho is the name of: Lee Seung-ho (baseball, born 1976), South Korean baseball player Lee Seung-ho (baseball, born 1981), South Korean baseball player Lee Seong-ho, represented South Korea  ...more
  • 23
    Park Jin-Man (born November 30, 1976 in Incheon, South Korea) is a Korea Baseball Organization shortstop for the Samsung Lions. He bats and throws right-handed. Since becoming a fixture in the  ...more
  • 24

    Park Kyung-oan

    Park Kyung-oan (born July 11, 1972 in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea) is a former South Korean baseball catcher and former Olympic bronze medalist.  ...more
  • 25

    Lee Jong-Beom

    Outfielder

    NationalitySouth Korea

    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Lee Jong-Beom (Korean: 이종범, Hanja: 李鍾範; born August 15, 1970) is a South Korean professional baseball player who played for the Kia Tigers. He is nicknamed "Son of the Wind" (바람의 아들) for his speed.  ...more