Baseball 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.

List contains items like Byung-Hyun Kim and Tommy Phelps.

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

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Mu-Young Kim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Mu-Young Kim Pitcher Kim Mu-young is a South Korean professional baseball pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball.

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Lee Byung-Kyu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Lee Byung-Kyu Outfielder Lee Byung-kyu is a South Korean baseball player who competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics and in the 2000 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the South Korean team which finished eighth in the ...more

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Chung Min-Tae is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Chung Min-Tae Pitcher Chung Min-tae is a former pitcher in the Korea Baseball Organization and Nippon Professional Baseball, and the current pitching coach of the Hanwha Eagles. While attending Hanyang University, he ...more

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Hong Sung-Heon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Hong Sung-Heon Catcher Hong Sung-Heun is a South Korean designated hitter for the Doosan Bears in the Korean Baseball Organization league. He bats and throws right-handed. Hong was a catcher, and had been regularly ...more

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Park Jong-Ho is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Park Jong-Ho is a South Korean second baseman who plays for the LG Twins in the Korea Baseball Organization. He is a switch hitter, and throws right-handed. Park is the first player to win a ...more

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Cho Jin-Ho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Cho Jin-Ho Cho Jin-ho is a professional baseball pitcher who once pitched with the Boston Red Sox. Cho played parts of the 1998 and 1999 MLB seasons with the Boston Red Sox, pitching in 13 games and ...more

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Jin Pil-jung is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Jin Pil-jung Pitcher Jin Pil-jung, is a former South Korean baseball player. He was part of the South Korean baseball team which won the bronze medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

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Kim Ki-Tae is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Kim Ki-Tae Kim Ki-tai is a former South Korean baseball player who played for the Ssangbangwool Raiders, Samsung Lions and SK Wyverns in the Korea Baseball Organization and current manager of Kia Tigers ...more

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Chang Song-Ho is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Jang Sung-ho is a South Korean first baseman/outfielder who former plays for the Lotte Giants in the Korea Baseball Organization. He won the batting title in the 2002 KBO league, and was a ...more

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Kim Soo-Kyung is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Kim Soo-Kyung Kim Soo-Kyung is a South Korean pitcher who plays for the Nexen Heroes in the Korea Baseball Organization. He is a right-handed pitcher and was part of the South Korean baseball team which won ...more

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Son Min-han is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Son Min-han Son Min-han is a South Korean starting pitcher who plays for the NC Dinos in the Korea Baseball Organization. He bats and throws right-handed. He was a member of the South Korean team for the ...more

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Byung-hyun Kim is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Pitcher Byung-hyun Kim is a South Korean professional baseball pitcher for the KIA Tigers of Korea Baseball Organization. He is best known for his years with the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Boston Red ...more

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Lim Sun-Dong is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Lim Sun-Dong Lim Sun-Dong is a retired South Korean baseball player who competed in the 1996 Summer Olympics and in the 2000 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the South Korean team which finished eighth in ...more

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Jae Weong Seo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Jae Weong Seo Pitcher Jae Weong Seo, usually referred to as simply Jae Seo and pronounced "Jay So", is a Korean professional baseball player. Originally signed by the New York Mets of Major League Baseball, ...more

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Tommy Phelps is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Tommy Phelps Pitcher Thomas Allen Phelps is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. A graduate of Tampa's Robinson High School. He is currently the pitching coach for the Double-A Trenton Thunder in the New York ...more

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Lee Jong-wook is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Lee Jong-wook Lee Jong-wook is a South Korean outfielder who plays for the NC Dinos in the Korean professional baseball league.

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Kim Dong-Joo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Kim Dong-Joo Kim Dong-Joo is a South Korean third baseman, who plays for the former Doosan Bears in the Korea Baseball Organization. He bats and throws right-handed.

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Song Jin-Woo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Song Jin-Woo Pitcher Song Jin-Woo is a retired Korea Baseball Organization left-handed pitcher for the Hanwha Eagles. He also competed for South Korea in the 2000 Summer Olympics on the team that won the bronze ...more

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Lee Ho-seong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Lee Ho-seong Lee Ho-seong was a South Korean baseball player. During his career he played for Haitai Tigers. He debuted in 1990 and stayed with the Tigers for his 12 year career until retiring in 2001. He ...more

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Jung Soo-Keun is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Jung Soo-Keun Jung Soo-Keun is a retired South Korean baseball player who played for the Doosan Bears and Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization.

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Park Seok-Jin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Park Seok-Jin Park Seok-Jin is a retired South Korean baseball player who played for the Lotte Giants, Samsung Lions and LG Twins in the Korea Baseball Organization. He was noted for his distinct sidearm ...more

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Kim Tae-gyun is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Kim Tae-gyun Kim Tae-gyun is a former South Korean baseball player. Not known for his batting, Kim was an excellent utility infielder and was a key component to the defensive formula of the Samsung Lions in ...more

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Chae Sang-byung is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Baseball Players from South Korea
Chae Sang-byung Chae Sang-byung is a South Korean catcher who plays for the Samsung Lions in the Korea Baseball Organization.