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Famous Baseball Players from South Korea

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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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Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder
Shin-Soo Choo is a South Korean professional baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. He has also played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, and Cincinnati ...more
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Chan Ho Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Chan Ho Park is a South Korean former professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, New York ...more
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Jae Kuk Ryu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Relief pitcher, Pitcher
Jae Kuk Ryu is a former Major League Baseball pitcher.
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Bong Jung-keun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
Bong Jung-Keun is a South Korean professional baseball player who has played in Major League Baseball with the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds and is now playing in South Korea for the LG ...more
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Son-Hyon Shin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Infielder
Son-Hyon Shin is a baseball player.
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Lee Dae-ho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Infielder
Lee Dae-ho is an infielder for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Nippon Professional Baseball. He moved to Japan after playing for the Lotte Giants in Korea Professional Baseball for 11 seasons from ...more
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Shinjiro Hiyama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Shinjiro Hiyama Outfielder
Shinjiro Hiyama is a Korean baseball player from Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. He plays as an outfielder for the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League. He made public that he is a Zainichi Korean in
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Cha Seung Baek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Pitcher
Cha Seung Baek is a former Pacific League pitcher who was a member of the Orix Buffaloes. Baek graduated from Busan High School, Busan, South Korea in 1998. He was signed by the Seattle Mariners ...more
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Hee-seop Choi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
First baseman
Hee-seop Choi is a South Korean professional baseball player who has played for the Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, and the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He is a first baseman who ...more
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Kim Han-soo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Kim Han-soo Third baseman
Kim Han-Soo is a former South Korean baseball player. He was a member of the South Korean national baseball team which won the bronze medal in the baseball tournament of the 2000 Summer
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Chang-Yong Lim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Pitcher
Lim Chang-yong is a South Korean professional baseball right-handed pitcher with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization.
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Koo Dae-Sung is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Koo Dae-Sung Pitcher
Koo Dae-Sung is a former left-handed pitcher for the Hanwha Eagles in the Korea Baseball Organization. He was formerly with the New York Mets of Major League Baseball and the Orix BlueWave of ...more
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Lee Man-soo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Lee Man-soo Catcher
Lee Man-soo, also spelled as Man Soo Lee, is a former Korea Professional Baseball catcher and manager. After a distinguished career as a professional player in South Korea from 1982–1997, Lee ...more
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Park Jae-Hong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Park Jae-Hong
Park Jae-hong is a South Korean outfielder who currently plays for SK Wyverns in the Korea Baseball Organization. Park is currently considered one of the best five-tool players in the KBO ...more
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Jeong Keun-woo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Jeong Keun-woo Second baseman
Jeong Keun-Woo is a second baseman and shortstop who currently plays for the Hanwha Eagles in the Korea Baseball Organization. He bats and throws right-handed.
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Lee Sang-Hoon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Lee Sang-Hoon Pitcher
Lee Sang-Hoon, nicknamed "Samson," is a retired professional baseball player formerly with the Boston Red Sox. He pitched in 9 games for the Red Sox in the 2000 MLB season, recording ...more
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Lee Seung-yeop is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Lee Seung-yeop
Lee Seung-yeop also Lee Seung-yuop is a baseball player, currently playing for the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization. Nicknamed "Lion King" since his days with the ...more
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Kim Tae-kyun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Kim Tae-kyun
Kim Tae-kyun is a South Korean first baseman who plays for the Hanwha Eagles in the Korean Baseball Organization league. He bats and throws right-handed.
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Sang-Hoon Song is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Sang-Hoon Song Outfielder, Pitcher
Sang-Hoon Song is a Korean baseball player.
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Sun-woo Kim is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Pitcher
Sun-woo "Sunny" Kim is a former South Korean professional baseball pitcher of the Korean Baseball Organization. He has previously played in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red ...more
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Chong Tae-hyon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Pitcher
Tae-Hyon Chong is a South Korean underhand pitcher, playing for the Lotte Giants in Korea Professional Baseball. He bats and throws right-handed. Chong is considered as a submarine pitcher with ...more
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Lee Seung-ho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Lee Seung-ho
Lee Seung-Ho is a South Korean baseball relief pitcher for the NC Dinos in the Korean Baseball Organization. He bats and throws left-handed. Lee made his pro debut in 2000, and was named Rookie ...more
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Park Jin-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Park Jin-Man is a Korean Baseball Organization shortstop for the Samsung Lions. He bats and throws right-handed. Since becoming a fixture in the starting lineup in his first pro season, Park has ...more
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Park Kyung-oan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Park Kyung-oan
Park Kyung-Wan is a former South Korean baseball catcher and Current General 2nd manager of SK Wyverns in the Korea Baseball Organization. and former Olympic bronze medalist.
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Lee Jong-Beom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Lee Jong-Beom Outfielder
Lee Jong-Beom is a South Korean professional baseball player who plays for the Kia Tigers. He is nicknamed "Son of the Wind" for his speed. In April 2012, Lee announced his retirement ...more