Romanization of Current and Former KBO League Players – Position Players

With the confusing Romanization of the Korean language and disobeying manners of the Korean people, it is extremely difficult to figure out how to Romanize a Korean’s name or search for a specific Korean person.  Therefore, in hopes to reduce confusion and build somewhat of a standard, I have done my best to organize a list KBO League players who have an official way to Romanize their name.

So far, the best way to figure out a Korean player’s official Romanization is to find out whether they had played overseas.  What I mean by playing overseas pertains to leagues outside Korea or international competitions.  English-speaking leagues would force a player to go by an officially Romanized name, while international competitions will usually list the names that are on each player’s passports.

I did turn the first letter in the second syllable of each names into lower case because that is how the National Institute of the Korean Language has standardized Romanizing Korean personal names.

If the player you seek is not on this list, well, I would have to suggest to go by South Korea’s standard Romanization rule to spell his name.

Yes, in Korea, people have their last name (family name or surname) read or written before their given name (with no comma in between).  It would not hurt to respect this part of the culture, too.

*Use [Ctrl+F] to search for a player(s).
*This list will be updated.

 

An Chi-hong (안치홍)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “AHN CHEE HONG”
  • Born: Jul. 2, 1990
  • Team(s): KIA (2009-)
  • Source(s): 2008 World Cup (18U).

An Hee-bong (안희봉)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “AHN HEE BONG”
  • Born: Oct. 3, 1972
  • Team(s): Hyundai (1998-2000), KIA (2001).
  • Source(s): 1994 Asian Games, 1996 Olympics.

An Ik-hun (안익훈)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “AHN ICK HOON”
  • Born: Feb. 12, 1996
  • Team(s): LG (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Championship (18U).

An Joong-yeol (안중열)Busan Lotte Giants

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “AHN JOONG Y’ALL”
  • Born: Sep. 1, 1995
  • Team(s): KT (2014-2015), Lotte (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2012/2013 World Cup (18U).

Ahn Un-hak (안언학)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “AHN UNN HAWK”
  • Born: Jan. 6, 1962
  • Team(s): MBC (1985-1986), SBW (1991).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Bae Byung-ok (배병옥)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAY BEE-YOUNG OAK”
  • Born: Nov. 21, 1995
  • Team(s): LG (2014), KT (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2013 World Cup (18U).

Bae Jin-ho (배진호)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAY JINN HO”
  • Born: Nov. 23, 1992
  • Team(s): Samsung (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Florida Collegiate Summer League.

Bak Sang-won (백상원)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BECK SAHNG WON”
  • Born: Jan. 2, 1988
  • Team(s): Samsung (2010-).
  • Source(s): 2011 World Cup.

Baek In-ho (백인호)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BECK INN HO”
  • Born: May 19, 1963
  • Team(s): Haitai (1987-1991), SBW (1993-1996), Haitai (1997-1999).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Baek Jae-ho (백재호)Retired
*Went by Back Jae-ho in 1996 Olympics.

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BECK JAY HO”
  • Born: Jun. 30, 1974
  • Team(s): Hanwha (1997-2007).
  • Source(s): 1994/1998 Asian Games.

Baek Se-ung (백세웅)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BECK SAY OONG”
  • Born: Oct. 17, 1992
  • Team(s): Lotte (2011), KIA (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

Cha Hee-tae (차희태)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHAH HEE TEY”
  • Born: Feb. 24, 1992
  • Team(s): Samsung (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Formosa Cup.

Chae Tae-in (채태인)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHEY TEY INN”
  • Born: Oct. 11, 1982
  • Team(s): MLB/MiLB (2000-2002), Samsung (2007-).
  • Source(s): MLB/MiLB.

Chang Ho-ick (장호익)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JAHNG HO ICK”
  • Born: May 11, 1965
  • Team(s): Haitai (1989).
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Chang Young-kyoon (장영균)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JAHNG YOUNG GI-YOON”
  • Born: May 20, 1976
  • Team(s): Samsung (1999-2003).
  • Source(s): 1998 Asian Games.

Chea Jong-kook (채종국)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHEY JONG GOOK”
  • Born: Oct. 24, 1975
  • Team(s): Hyundai (1999-2006), SK (2007), LG (2008).
  • Source(s): 1996 Olympics.

Cho Dong-chan (조동찬)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JOE DONG CHAWN”
  • Born: Jul. 27, 1983
  • Team(s): Samsung (2002-).
  • Source(s): 2006/2010 Asian Games.

Cho In-sung (조인성)Hanwha Eagles

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JOE INN SUNG” (like “sing/sang/sung”)
  • Born: May 25, 1975
  • Team(s): LG (1998-2011), SK (2012-2014), Hanwha (2014-).
  • Source(s): 1998 Asian Games, 1996 Olympics.

Cho Kyung-hwan (조경환)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JOE KEE-YOUNG HWAHN”
  • Born: Aug. 27, 1972
  • Team(s): Lotte (1998-2001), SK (2002-2005), KIA (2006-2007).
  • Source(s): 1994 Asian Games, 1996 Olympics.

Choi Hae-myoung (최해명)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY HAY MEE-YOUNG”
  • Born: Dec. 25, 1964
  • Team(s): Samsung (1989-1991), SBW (1992-1993).
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Choi Hee-seop (최희섭)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY HEE SUP” (like “Whassup?”)
  • Born: Mar. 16, 1979
  • Team(s): MLB/MiLB (1999-2006), KIA (2007-).
  • Source(s): MLB/MiLB, 2006 WBC.

Choi Hoon-jae (최훈재)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY HOON JAY”
  • Born: Jan. 21, 1967
  • Team(s): MBC/LG (1989-1996), Haitai (1997-1998), Doosan (1999-2001).
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Choi Hyeong-rok (최형록)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY HEE-YOUNG ROAK”
  • Born: Aug. 23, 1989
  • Team(s): MLB/MiLB (2008-2011), Doosan (2014-).
  • Source(s): MLB/MiLB.

Choi Jae-hoon (최재훈)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY JAY HOON”
  • Born: Aug. 27, 1989
  • Team(s): Doosan (2008-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup, 2011 World Cup.

Choi Jeong (최정)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY JUNG”
  • Born: Feb. 28, 1987
  • Team(s): SK (2005-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Asian Games, 2009/2013 WBC.

Choi Jeong-yong (최정용)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY JUNG YONG”
  • Born: Oct. 24, 1996
  • Team(s): Samsung (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Championship (18U).

Choi Joo-hwan (최주환)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY JOO HWAHN”
  • Born: Feb. 28, 1988
  • Team(s): Doosan (2006-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup, 2011 World Cup.

Choi Jung-min (최정민)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY JUNG MIN”
  • Born: Jun. 2, 1989
  • Team(s): SK (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League, 2013 East Asian Games.

Choi Ki-moon (최기문)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY GI MOON”
  • Born: Jun. 10, 1973
  • Team(s): OB (1996-1998), Lotte (1999-2009).
  • Source(s): 1994 Asian Games.

Choi Man-ho (최만호)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY MAHN HO”
  • Born: Mar. 4, 1974
  • Team(s): Hyundai (1997-2000), LG (2001-2006), Lotte (2007-2009).
  • Source(s): 1996 Olympics.

Choi Min-chang (최민창)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY MIN CHAWNG”
  • Born: Apr. 16, 1996
  • Team(s): LG (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Championship (18U).

Choi Min-gu (최민구)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY MIN GOO”
  • Born: Mar. 17, 1992
  • Team(s): Samsung (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2013 East Asian Games.

Ray Choi (최경환)Retired

  • Born: May 12, 1972
  • Team(s): MLB/MiLB (1995-1999), LG (2000-2001), Doosan (2002-2006), Lotte (2006-2007), KIA (2008-2009).
  • Source(s): MLB/MiLB.

Choy Kai-young (최계영)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “CHWAY GI-YE YOUNG”
  • Born: Sep. 3, 1963
  • Team(s): Lotte (1986-1993).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Eom Tae-yong (엄태용)Free agent

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “OM TEY YONG”
  • Born: Feb. 24, 1994
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2012-2014).
  • Source(s): 2014 World Cup (21U).

Ha Ju-suk (하주석)Hanwha Eagles

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HAH JOO SUCK”
  • Born: Feb. 25, 1994
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

Han Deok-gyo (한덕교)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HAHN DUCK GI-YO”
  • Born: Nov. 6, 1991
  • Team(s): KT (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2013 East Asian Games.

Han Dong-min (한동민)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HAHN DONG MIN”
  • Born: Aug. 9, 1989
  • Team(s): SK (2012-).
  • Source(s):

Han Seung-taek (한승택)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HAHN SNG TECH”
  • Born: Jun. 21, 1994
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2013), KIA (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2012 World Cup (18U).

Hong Sung-heon (홍성흔)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HONG SUNG HNN”
  • Born: Feb. 28, 1977
  • Team(s): Doosan (1999-2008), Lotte (2009-2012), Doosan (2013-).
  • Source(s): 1998/2002 Asian Games, 2000 Olympics, 2006 WBC.

Hong Won-ki (홍원기)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HONG WON GI”
  • Born: Jun. 5, 1973
  • Team(s): Hanwha (1996-1998), Doosan (1999-2007).
  • Source(s): 1994 Asian Games.

Hur Il (허일)Busan Lotte Giants

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HUH ILL”
  • Born: Nov. 20, 1992
  • Team(s): Lotte (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

Huh Jung-heop (허정협)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HUH JUNG HEE-YUP”
  • Born: Feb. 17, 1990
  • Team(s): Nexen (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Florida Collegiate Summer League.

Hur Kyoung-min (허경민)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HUH GI-YOUNG MIN”
  • Born: Aug. 26, 1990
  • Team(s): Doosan (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup, 2008 World Cup (18U), 2011 World Cup.

Hwang Dae-in (황대인)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HWAHNG DAY INN”
  • Born: Feb. 10, 1996
  • Team(s): KIA (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Championship (18U).

Hwang Dae-yeon (황대연)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HWAHNG DAY YUNN”
  • Born: Jul. 20, 1967
  • Team(s): Binggrae/Hanwha (1989-1995), LG (1996).
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Hwang Jae-gyun (황재균)Busan Lotte Giants

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HWAHNG JAY GI-YOON”
  • Born: Jul. 28, 1987
  • Team(s): Hyundai (2006-), Woori/Seoul/Nexen (2008-2010), Lotte (2010-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games.

Hwang Woo-gu (황우구)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HWAHNG OO GOO”
  • Born: May 3, 1976
  • Team(s): Hanwha (1999-2004).
  • Source(s): 1998 Asian Games.

Hwang Yun-ho (황윤호)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “HWAHNG YOON HO”
  • Born: Sep. 22, 1993
  • Team(s): NC (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League.

Jang Sung-woo (장성우)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JAHNG SUNG OO”
  • Born: Jan. 17, 1990
  • Team(s): Lotte (2008-2015), KT (2015-).
  • Source(s): ABL.

Jang Sung-ho (장성호)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JAHNG SUNG HO”
  • Born: Oct. 18, 1977
  • Team(s): Haitai/KIA (1996-2010), Hanwha (2010-2012), Lotte (2013-2014), KT (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2002/2006 Asian Games, 2000 Olympics.

Jang Woon-ho (장운호)Hanwha Eagles

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JAHNG OON HO”
  • Born: Feb. 20, 1994
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2013-).
  • Source(s): 2014 World Cup (21U).

Jang Yeong-seok (장영석)Seoul Nexen Heroes
*Went by Jang Young-suk in 2008 World Cup (18U).

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JAHNG YOUNG SUCK”
  • Born: May 14, 1990
  • Team(s): Seoul/Nexen (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League.

Jeon Jun-woo (전준우)Busan Lotte Giants

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JON JUNE OO”
  • Born: Feb. 25, 1986
  • Team(s): Lotte (2008-).
  • Source(s): 2013 WBC.

Jeong Gi-hun (정기훈)Free agent

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG GI HOON”
  • Born: Feb. 18, 1995
  • Team(s): Doosan (2014).
  • Source(s):

Jeong In-seok (정인석)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG INN SUCK”
  • Born: Jun. 1, 1992
  • Team(s): Doosan (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Florida Collegiate Summer League.

Jeong Jin-gi (정진기)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG JINN GI”
  • Born: Oct. 10, 1992
  • Team(s): SK (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

Jeong Keun-woo (정근우)Hanwha Eagles

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG GNN OO”
  • Born: Oct. 2, 1982
  • Team(s): SK (2005-2013), Hanwha (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2009/2013 WBC.

Jeong Seong-hoon (정성훈)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG SUNG HOON”
  • Born: Jun. 27, 1980
  • Team(s): Haitai/KIA (1999-2002), Hyundai (2003-2007), Woori (2008), LG (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2006 WBC.

Jin Kab-yong (진갑용)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JIN GAHP YONG”
  • Born: May 8, 1974
  • Team(s): OB/Doosan (1997-1999), Samsung (1999-).
  • Source(s): 1994/1998 Asian Games, 1996/2008 Olympics, 2006/2013 WBC.

Jung Hyun-suk (정현석)Hanwha Eagles

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG HEE-YUNN SUCK”
  • Born: Mar. 1, 1984
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2007-2014), Samsung (2014), Hanwha (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2011 World Cup.

Jung Jin-ho (정진호)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG JINN HO”
  • Born: Jun. 23, 1956
  • Team(s): Samsung (1983-1986), Chungbo/Pacific (1987-1990).
  • Source(s): 2006 Asian Games.

Jung Jin-ho (정진호)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG JINN HO”
  • Born: Oct. 2, 1988
  • Team(s): Doosan (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League, 2013 East Asian Games.

Jung Ju-hyeon (정주현)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG JOO HEE-YUNN”
  • Born: Oct. 13, 1990
  • Team(s): LG (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2008 World Cup (18U).

Jung Seong-min (정성민)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG SUNG MIN”
  • Born: Mar. 29, 1991
  • Team(s): NC (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 East Asian Games.

Jung Soo-bin (정수빈)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG SOO BIN”
  • Born: Oct. 7, 1990
  • Team(s): Doosan (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup, 2008 World Cup (18U).

Jung Soo-keun (정수근)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “JUNG SOO GNN”
  • Born: Jan. 20, 1977
  • Team(s): OB/Doosan (1995-2003), Lotte (2004-2009).
  • Source(s): 2000 Olympics.

Kang Bong-kyu (강봉규)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG BONG GI-YOU”
  • Born: Jan. 12, 1978
  • Team(s): Doosan (2000-2005), Samsung (2006-).
  • Source(s): 1998 Asian Games.

Kang Byung-eui (강병의)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG BEE-YOUNG EE”
  • Born: Jan. 2, 1992
  • Team(s): LG (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

Kang Dong-kwan (강동관) – Lotte Giants

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG DONG GWAHN”
  • Born: Nov. 1, 1996
  • Team(s): Lotte (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Championship (18U).

Kang Han-wool (강한울)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG HAHN OOL”
  • Born: Sep. 12, 1991
  • Team(s): KIA (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 East Asian Games.

Kang Hyuk (강혁)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG HEE-YUCK”
  • Born: Aug. 25, 1974
  • Team(s): Doosan (1999-2000), SK (2001-2007).
  • Source(s): 1994/1998 Asian Games, 1996 Olympics.

Kang Jin-sung (강진성)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG JINN SUNG” (like “sing/sang/sung”)
  • Born: Oct. 19, 1993
  • Team(s): NC (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

Kang Jung-ho (강정호)Pittsburgh Pirates

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG JUNG HO”
  • Born: Apr. 5, 1987
  • Team(s): Hyundai (2006-2007), Woori/Seoul/Nexen (2008-2014), MLB/MiLB (2015-).
  • Source(s): MLB/MiLB, 2010/2014 Asian Games, 2013 WBC.

Kang Ki-woong (강기웅)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG GI OONG”
  • Born: Feb. 25, 1964
  • Team(s): Samsung (1989-1996).
  • Source(s): 1984/1988 Olympics.

Kang Kyung-hak (강경학) – Hanwha Eagles

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG GI-YOUNG HAWK”
  • Born: Aug. 11, 1992
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U), 2014 World Cup (21U).

Kang Min-gook (강민국) Changwon NC Dinos

  • Pronounced: “GAHNG MIN GOOK”
  • Born: Jan. 10, 1992
  • Team(s): NC (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 East Asian Games.

Kang Min-ho (강민호)Busan Lotte Giants

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG MIN HO”
  • Born: Aug. 18, 1985
  • Team(s): Lotte (2004-).
  • Source(s): 2010/2014 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2009/2013 WBC.

Kang Pil-sun (강필선)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG PILL SUN”
  • Born: May 31, 1972
  • Team(s): Hyundai (1999-2001).
  • Source(s): 1996 Olympics.

Kang Seung-ho (강승호)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG SNNG HO”
  • Born: Feb. 9, 1994
  • Team(s): LG (2013-).
  • Source(s): 2012 World Cup (12U), 2014 World Cup (21U).

Kang Young-soo (강영수)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GAHNG YOUNG SOO”
  • Born: Feb. 10, 1965
  • Team(s): Samsung (1989-1990), OB (1991-1994), Pacific/Hyundai (1995-1996), SBW (1997-1998).
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Kim Do-hyun (김도현)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM DOH HEE-YUNN”
  • Born: Oct. 23, 1992
  • Team(s): Nexen (2011), SK (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2014 World Cup (21U).

Kim Dong-joo (김동주)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM DONG JOO”
  • Born: Feb. 3, 1976
  • Team(s): OB/Doosan (1998-2014).
  • Source(s): 1998/2002 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2006 WBC.

Kim Dong-soo (김동수)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM DONG SOO”
  • Born: Oct. 27, 1968
  • Team(s): LG (1990-1999), Samsung (2000-2001), SK (2002), Hyundai (2003-2007), Woori/Seoul (2008-2009).
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Kim Ha-seong (김하성)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM HAH SUNG”
  • Born: Oct. 17, 1995
  • Team(s): Nexen (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 World Cup (18U).

Kim Han-soo (김한수)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM HAHN SOO”
  • Born: Oct. 30, 1971
  • Team(s): Samsung (1994-2007).
  • Source(s): 2002 Asian Games, 2013 WBC.

Kim Hyoung-suk (김형석)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM HEE-YOUNG SUCK”
  • Born: Aug. 18, 1962
  • Team(s): OB (1985-1997), Samsung (1998).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Kim Hyun-soo (김현수)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM HEE-YUNN SOO”
  • Born: Jan. 21, 1988
  • Team(s): Doosan (2006-).
  • Source(s): 2010/2014 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2009/2013 WBC.

Kim In-tae (김인태)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM INN TEY”
  • Born: Jul. 3, 1994
  • Team(s): Doosan (2013-).
  • Source(s): 2012 World Cup (18U), 2014 World Cup (21U).

Kim Jae-park (김재박)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM JAY BAHK”
  • Born: May 23, 1954
  • Team(s): MBC/LG (1982-1991), Pacific (1992).
  • Source(s): 2006 Asian Games.

Kim Jae-gul (김재걸)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM JAY GULL”
  • Born: Sep. 7, 1972
  • Team(s): Samsung (1995-2009).
  • Source(s): 1994 Asian Games, 2006 WBC.

Kim Jae-hwan (김재환)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM JAY HWAHN”
  • Born: Sep. 22, 1988
  • Team(s): Doosan (2008-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup, 2011 World Cup.

Kim Jae-seong (김재성)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM JAY SUNG”
  • Born: Jan. 30, 1996
  • Team(s): LG (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Championship (18U)

Kim Jae-yul (김재율)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM JAY YOOL”
  • Born: Jan. 14, 1989
  • Team(s): LG (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League.

Kim Jong-kook (김종국)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM JONG GOOK”
  • Born: Sep. 14, 1973
  • Team(s): Haitai/KIA (1996-2009).
  • Source(s): 1994/2002 Asian Games, 2006 WBC.

Kim Kang-min (김강민)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM GAHNG MIN”
  • Born: Sep. 13, 1982
  • Team(s): SK (2001-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Asian Games.

Kim Kang-suk (김강석)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM GAHNG SUCK”
  • Born: Sep. 8, 1985
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2009-2014), SK (2014-).
  • Source(s):

Kim Ki-tai (김기태)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM GI TEY”
  • Born: May 23, 1969
  • Team(s): SBW (1991-1998), Samsung (1999-2001), SK (2002-2005).
  • Source(s): 2000 Olympics.

Kim Kyung-ki (김경기)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM GI-YOUNG GI”
  • Born: Apr. 5, 1968
  • Team(s): Pacific/Hyundai (1990-1999), SK (2000-2001).
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Kim Kyung-moon (김경문)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM KEE-YOUNG MOON”
  • Born: Nov. 1, 1958
  • Team(s): OB (1982-1989), Pacific (1990), OB (1991).
  • Source(s): 2008 Olympics.

Kim Min-hyeok (김민혁)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM MIN HEE-YUCK”
  • Born: May 3, 1996
  • Team(s): Doosan (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Championship (18U).

Kim Min-jae (김민재)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM MIN JAY”
  • Born: Jan. 3, 1973
  • Team(s): Lotte (1991-2001), SK (2002-2005), Hanwha (2006-2009).
  • Source(s): 2002 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2006 WBC.

Kim Min-jun (김민준)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM MIN JUNE”
  • Born: Feb. 12, 1994
  • Team(s): Nexen (2013-).
  • Source(s): 2012 World Cup (18U).

Kim Min-sik (김민식)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM MIN SHICK”
  • Born: Jun. 28, 1989
  • Team(s): SK (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League, 2013 East Asian Games, 2010 Intercontinental Cup.

Kim Min-soo (김민수)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM MIN SOO”
  • Born: Mar. 2, 1991
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2014), Samsung (2015).
  • Source(s): 2013 East Asian Games.

Kim Min-sung (김민성)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM MIN SUNG”
  • Born: Dec. 17, 1988
  • Team(s): Lotte (2007-2010), Nexen (2010-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games.

Kim Min-wook (김민욱) Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM MIN OOK”
  • Born: Jan. 19, 1993
  • Team(s): NC (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

Kim Moo-kwan (김무관)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM MOO GWAHN”
  • Born: Mar. 2, 1955
  • Team(s): Sammi (1982-1985), Chungbo (1985).
  • Source(s): 2006 Asian Games.

Kim Pil-joong (김필중)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM PILL JOONG”
  • Born: May 16, 1975
  • Team(s): Hyundai (2000-2002).
  • Source(s): 2014 World Cup (21U).

Kim Poong-ki (김풍기)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM POONG GI”
  • Born: Oct. 19, 1966
  • Team(s): Pacific (1989-1990).
  • Source(s): 2013 WBC.

Kim Sang-hoon (김상훈)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM SAHNG HOON”
  • Born: Oct. 27, 1977
  • Team(s): Haitai/KIA (2000-2014).
  • Source(s): 2002 Asian Games.

Kim Sang-su (김상수)Samsung Lions
*Went by Kim Sang-soo in 2013 WBC.

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM SAHNG SOO”
  • Born: Mar. 23, 1990
  • Team(s): Samsung (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games, 2008 World Cup (18U).

Kim Soo-kwan (김수관)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM SOO GWAHN”
  • Born: Aug. 5, 1975
  • Team(s): Samsung (1998-2002).
  • Source(s): 1996 Olympics.

Kim Tae-hyung (김태형)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM TEY HEE-YOUNG”
  • Born: Sep. 12, 1967
  • Team(s): OB/Doosan (1990-2001).
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Kim Tae-jin (김태진)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM TEY JINN”
  • Born: Oct. 7, 1995
  • Team(s): NC (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 World Cup (18U).

Kim Tae-gyun (김태균)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM TEY GI-YOON”
  • Born: Aug. 19, 1971
  • Team(s): Samsung (1994-2001), Lotte (2002-2004), SK (2005-2007).
  • Source(s): 2000 Olympics.

Kim Tae-kyun (김태균)Hanwha Eagles

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM TEY GI-YOON”
  • Born: May 29, 1982
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2001-2009), NPB (2010-2011), Hanwha (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Asian Games, 2006/2009/2013 WBC.

Kim Yong-kuk (김용국)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM YONG GOOK”
  • Born: Jun. 21, 1962
  • Team(s): Samsung (1985-1993), Pacific (1994-1995).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Kim Young-sin (김영신)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GIM YOUNG SHIN”
  • Born: Nov. 9, 1961
  • Team(s): OB (1985-1986).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Ko Young-min (고영민)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GO YOUNG MIN”
  • Born: Feb. 8, 1984
  • Team(s): Doosan (2002-).
  • Source(s): 2008 Olympics, 2009 WBC.

Ko Jong-wook (고종욱)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GO JONG OOK”
  • Born: Jan. 11, 1989
  • Team(s): Nexen (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2011 World Cup.

Koo Ja-wook (구자욱)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GOO JAH OOK”
  • Born: Feb. 12, 1993
  • Team(s): Samsung (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League, 2013 East Asian Games, 2014 World Cup (21U).

Kwak Yong-sup (곽용섭)Free agent

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GWAWK YONG SUP” (like “Whassup?”)
  • Born: Feb. 3, 1983
  • Team(s): Samsung (2003-2008), LG (2009-2010), Doosan (2013).
  • Source(s): ABL.

Kweon Yoon-min (권윤민)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GWON YOON MIN”
  • Born: Jan. 22, 1979
  • Team(s): MLB/MiLB (2000-2004), KIA (2007-2008).
  • Source(s): MLB.

Kwon O-yeong (권오영)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “GWON OH YOUNG”
  • Born: Aug. 15, 1970
  • Team(s): Hanwha (1996-1999).
  • Source(s): 1994 Asian Games.

Lee Bum-ho (이범호)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE BUMM HO”
  • Born: Nov. 25, 1981
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2000-2009), NPB (2010), KIA (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2006/2009 WBC.

Lee Byung-kyu (이병규)LG Twins
*Went by Lee Byoung-kyu in 1996 Olympics.

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE BEE-YOUNG GI-YOU”
  • Born: Oct. 25, 1975
  • Team(s): LG (1997-2006), NPB (2007-2009), LG (2010-).
  • Source(s): 1994/1998/2002/2006 Asian Games, 2000 Olympics, 2006 WBC.

Lee Chang-jin (이창진)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE CHAWNG JIN”
  • Born: Mar. 4, 1991
  • Team(s): Lotte (2014-2015), KT (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2013 East Asian Games.

Lee Dae-ho (이대호)Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE DAY HO”
  • Born: Jun. 21, 1982
  • Team(s): Lotte (2001-2011), NPB (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2006/2010 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2009/2013 WBC.

Lee Do-yun (이도윤) Hanwha Eagles

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE DOH YOON”
  • Born: Oct. 7, 1996
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Championship (18U).

Lee Doo-hwan (이두환)Deceased

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE DOO HWAHN”
  • Born: Mar. 16, 1988
  • Died: Dec. 21, 2012
  • Team(s): Doosan (2007-2011), KIA (2012).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup.

Lee Jae-won (이재원)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE JAY WON”
  • Born: Feb. 24, 1988
  • Team(s): SK (2006-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games.

Lee Jeong-hoon (이정훈)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE JUNG HOON”
  • Born: Aug. 28, 1963
  • Team(s): Binggrae/Hanwha (1987-1994), Samsung (1995-1996), OB (1997).
  • Source(s): 2014 World Cup (21U).

Lee Ji-chan (이지찬)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE JEE CHAWN”
  • Born: Aug. 19, 1991
  • Team(s): KT (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2014 World Cup (21U).

Lee Ji-young (이지영)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE JEE YOUNG”
  • Born: Feb. 27, 1986
  • Team(s): Samsung (2008-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup, 2011 World Cup.

Lee Jin-seok (이진석)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE JINN SUCK”
  • Born: May 20, 1995
  • Team(s): SK (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 World Cup (18U).

Lee Jin-young (이진영)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE JINN YOUNG”
  • Born: Jun. 15, 1980
  • Team(s): SBW (1999), SK (2000-2008), LG (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2006 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2006/2009/2013 WBC.

Lee Jong-beom (이종범)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE JONG BUM”
  • Born: Aug. 15, 1970
  • Team(s): Haitai (1993-1997), NPB (1998-2000), KIA (2001-2012).
  • Source(s): 2002 Asian Games, 2006 WBC.

Lee Jong-doo (이종두)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE JONG DOO”
  • Born: Apr. 5, 1962
  • Team(s): Samsung (1985-1996), SBW (1997).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Lee Jong-wook (이종욱)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE JONG OOK”
  • Born: Jun. 18, 1980
  • Team(s): Hyundai (2003-2005), Doosan (2006-2013), NC (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2009 WBC.

Lee Kang-don (이강돈)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE GAHNG DONN”
  • Born: Feb. Team(s): Binggrae/Hanwha (1986-1997).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Lee Kun-yol (이건열)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE GUN Y’ALL”
  • Born: Apr. 25, 1963
  • Team(s): Haitai (1986-1997).
  • Source(s): 2013 Formosa Cup.

Lee Seung-yuop (이승엽)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE SNNG YUP”
  • Born: Aug. 18, 1976
  • Team(s): Samsung (1995-2003), NPB (2004-2011), Samsung (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2000/2008 Olympics, 2006/2013 WBC.

Lee Soon-chul (이순철)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE SOON CHULL”
  • Born: Apr. 18, 1961
  • Team(s): Haitai (1985-1997), Samsung (1998).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Lee Taek-keun (이택근)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE TECH GNN”
  • Born: Jul. 10, 1980
  • Team(s): Hyundai (2003-2007), Woori/Seoul (2008-2009), LG (2010-2011), Nexen (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2006 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2009 WBC.

Lee Won-seok (이원석)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE WON SUCK”
  • Born: Oct. 12, 1986
  • Team(s): Lotte (2005-2008), Doosan (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup.

Lee Woo-sung (이우성)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE OO SUNG” (like “sing/sang/sung”)
  • Born: Jul. 17, 1994
  • Team(s): Doosan (2013-).
  • Source(s): 2012 World Cup (18U).

Lee Yong-kyu (이용규)Hanwha Eagles

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE YONG GI-YOU”
  • Born: Aug. 26, 1985
  • Team(s): LG (2004), KIA (2005-2013), Hanwha (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2006/2010 Asian Games, 2008 Olympics, 2009/2013 WBC.

Lee Young-woo (이영우)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “EE YOUNG OO”
  • Born: Nov. 27, 1973
  • Team(s): Hanwha (1996-2010).
  • Source(s): 1994/2002 Asian Games.

Lim Byeong-wuk (임병욱)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “IM BEE-YOUNG OOK”
  • Born: Sep. 30, 1995
  • Team(s): Nexen (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 World Cup (18U).

Lim Se-hwang (임세황)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “IM SAY HWAHNG”
  • Born: Apr. 5, 1992
  • Team(s): KIA (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Formosa Cup.

Min Byung-hun (민병헌)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “MIN BEE-YOUNG HUN” (like “bun”, “run”, and “sun”)
  • Born: Mar. 10, 1987
  • Team(s): Doosan (2006-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games, 2010 Intercontinental Cup.

Mo Chang-min (모창민)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “MO CHAWNG MIN”
  • Born: May 8, 1985
  • Team(s): SK (2008-2012), NC (2013-).
  • Source(s): 2011 World Cup.

Moon Kyu-hyun (문규현)Busan Lotte Giants

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “MOON GI-YOU HEE-YON”
  • Born: Jul. 5, 1983
  • Team(s): Lotte (2002-).
  • Source(s): ABL.

Mun U-ram (문우람)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “MOON OO RAHM”
  • Born: Mar. 8, 1992
  • Team(s): Nexen (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

Na Ji-wan (나지완)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “NAH JEE WAHN”
  • Born: May 19, 1985
  • Team(s): KIA (2008-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games.

Na Sung-bum (나성범)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “NAH SUNG BUMM”
  • Born: Oct. 3, 1989
  • Team(s): NC (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games, 2010 World Cup.

No Jin-hyuk (노진혁)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “NO JINN HEE-YUCK”
  • Born: Jul. 15, 1989
  • Team(s): NC (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2011 World Cup.

Oh Jae-won (오재원)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “OH JAY WON”
  • Born: Feb. 9, 1985
  • Team(s): Doosan (2007-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games.

Oh Ji-hwan (오지환)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “OH JEE HWAHN”
  • Born: Mar. 12, 1990
  • Team(s): LG (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup, 2008 World Cup (18U).

Oh Jun-hyeok (오준혁)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “OH JUNE HEE-YUCK”
  • Born: Mar. 11, 1992
  • Team(s): Hanwha (2011-2015), KIA (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League.

Park Byung-ho (박병호)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK BEE-YOUNG HO”
  • Born: Jul. 10, 1986
  • Team(s): LG (2005-2011), Nexen (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games.

Park Chan-ho (박찬호)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK CHAWN HO”
  • Born: Jun. 5, 1995
  • Team(s): NC (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 World Cup (18U).

Park Gwang-yeol (박광열)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK GWAHNG Y’ALL”
  • Born: Aug. 28, 1995
  • Team(s): NC (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 World Cup (18U).

Park Gye-beom (박계범)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK GI-YE BUMM”
  • Born: Jan. 11, 1996
  • Team(s): Samsung (2014-).
  • Source(s):

Park Han-yi (박한이)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK HAHN EE”
  • Born: Jan. 28, 1979
  • Team(s): Samsung (2001-).
  • Source(s): 1998 Asian Games.

Park Heung-sik (박흥식)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK HNNG SHICK”
  • Born: Jan. 5, 1962
  • Team(s): MBC/LG (1985-1993).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Park Jae-hong (박재홍) Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK JAY HONG”
  • Born: Sep. 7, 1973
  • Team(s): Hyundai (1996-2002), KIA (2003-2004), SK (2005-2012).
  • Source(s): 1994/1998/2002/2006 Asian Games, 2000 Olympics.

Park Jeong-eum (박정음)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK JUNG MMM”
  • Born: Jan. 13, 1994
  • Team(s): Doosan (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League, 2013 East Asian Games.

Park Ji-kyu (박지규)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK JEE GI-YOU”
  • Born: Oct. 12, 1991
  • Team(s): LG (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Florida Collegiate Summer League.

Park Jin-man (박진만)SK Wyverns

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK JINN MAHN”
  • Born: Nov. 30, 1976
  • Team(s): Hyundai (1996-2004), Samsung (2005-2010), SK (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2002/2006 Asian Games, 2000/2008 Olympics, 2006 WBC.

Park Jong-ho (박종호)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK JONG HO”
  • Born: Jul. 27, 1973
  • Team(s): LG (1992-1997), Hyundai (1998-2003), Samsung (2004-2008), LG (2009).
  • Source(s): 2000 Olympics.

Park Jung-tae (박정태)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK JUNG TEY”
  • Born: Jan. 27, 1969
  • Team(s): Lotte (1991-2004).
  • Source(s): 2013 WBC.

Park Ki-hyuk (박기혁)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK GI HEE-YUCK”
  • Born: Jun. 4, 1981
  • Team(s): Lotte (2000-2014), KT (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2006 Asian Games, 2009 WBC.

Park Ki-min (박기민)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK GI MIN”
  • Born: May 15, 1988
  • Team(s): Lotte (2011), NC (2012-2014), Doosan (2015-)
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League.

Park Kun-woo (박건우)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK GUN OO”
  • Born: Sep. 8, 1990
  • Team(s): Doosan (2009-).
  • Source(s): 2008 World Cup (18U).

Park Kyung-oan (박경완)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK GI-YOUNG WAHN”
  • Born: Jul. 11, 1972
  • Team(s): SBW (1991-1997), Hyundai (1998-2002), SK (2003-2013).
  • Source(s): 2010 Asian Games, 2000 Olympics, 2009 WBC.

Park Hae-min (박해민)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK HAY MIN”
  • Born: Feb. 24, 1990
  • Team(s): Samsung (2012-).
  • Source(s):

Park Noh-jun (박노준)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK NO JUNE”
  • Born: Oct. 26, 1962
  • Team(s): OB (1986-1991), Haitai (1992), SBW (1993-1997).
  • Source(s): 1984 Olympics.

Park Se-woong (박세웅)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK SEY OONG”
  • Born: Aug. 12, 1993
  • Team(s): NC (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League.

Park Tae-won (박태원)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK TEY WON”
  • Born: Feb. 17, 1992
  • Team(s): KT (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Florida Collegiate Summer League.

Park Yong-taik (박용택)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “BAHK YONG TECH”
  • Born: Apr. 21, 1979
  • Team(s): LG (2002-).
  • Source(s): 2006 WBC.

Roh Chan-yup (노찬엽)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “NO CHAWN YUP”
  • Born: Jan. 15, 1965
  • Team(s): MBC/LG (1989-1997)
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Ryu Ji-hyeok (류지혁)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “RE-YOU JEE HEE-YUCK”
  • Born: Jan. 13, 1994
  • Team(s): Doosan (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League.

Ryu Ji-hyun (류지현)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “RE-YOU JEE HEE-YUNN”
  • Born: May 25, 1971
  • Team(s): LG (1994-2004).
  • Source(s): 2013 WBC.

Ryu Joong-il (류중일)Retired
*Went by Yoo Joong-il in 1984 Olympics.

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “RE-YOU JOONG ILL”
  • Born: Apr. 28, 1963
  • Team(s): Samsung (1987-1999).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games.

Ryu Ki-hoon (류기훈)Free agent

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “RE-YOU GI HOON”
  • Born: Oct. 26, 1990
  • Team(s): KIA (2013).
  • Source(s): 2008 World Cup (18U).

Seo Sang-woo (서상우)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SUH SAHNG OO”
  • Born: Sep. 17, 1989
  • Team(s): LG (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League, 2013 East Asian Games.

Shim Jae-hak (심재학)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SHIM JAY HAWK”
  • Born: Oct. 18, 1972
  • Team(s): LG (1995-1999), Hyundai (2000), Doosan (2001-2003), KIA (2004-2008).
  • Source(s): 1998 Asian Games.

Shin Myung-chul (신명철)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SHIN MEE-YOUNG CHULL”
  • Born: Aug. 6, 1978
  • Team(s): Lotte (2001-2006), Samsung (2007-2013), KT (2014-).
  • Source(s): 1998 Asian Games.

Sim Jae-yun (심재윤)Free agent

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SHIM JAY YOON”
  • Born: Aug. 19, 1994
  • Team(s): LG (2013), NC (2014).
  • Source(s): 2012 World Cup (18U).

Sim Woo-jun (심우준)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SHIM OO JUNE”
  • Born: Apr. 28, 1995
  • Team(s): KT (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2013 World Cup (18U).

Son Ah-seop (손아섭)Busan Lotte Giants

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SOHN AH SUP” (like “Whassup?”)
  • Born: Mar. 18, 1988
  • Team(s): Lotte (2007-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Games, 2013 WBC.

Son Si-hyun (손시헌)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SOHN SHE HUN” (like “bun”, “run”, and “sun”)
  • Born: Oct. 19, 1980
  • Team(s): Doosan (2003-2013), NC (2014-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Asian Games, 2013 WBC.

Song Gu-hong (송구홍)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SONG GOO HONG”
  • Born: Jun. 23, 1968
  • Team(s): LG (1991-1997), Haitai (1998), SBW (1999), LG (2000).
  • Source(s): 1988 Olympics.

Song Ji-man (송지만)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SONG JEE MAHN”
  • Born: Mar. 2, 1973
  • Team(s): Hanwha (1996-2003), Hyundai (2004-2007), Woori/Seoul/Nexen (2008-2014).
  • Source(s): 2006 WBC.

Song Jun-suk (송준석)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SONG JUNE SUCK”
  • Born: May 4, 1994
  • Team(s): Samsung (2013-).
  • Source(s): 2012 World Cup (18U).

Song Woo-hyun (송우현)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SONG OO HEE-YON”
  • Born: Dec. 27, 1996
  • Team(s): Nexen (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2014 Asian Championship (18U).

Sung Eui-jun (성의준)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “SUNG EE JUNE”
  • Born: Dec. 17, 1989
  • Team(s): Samsung (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2011 World Cup.

Um Jong-soo (엄종수)Retired

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “OM JONG SOO”
  • Born: Feb. 24, 1994
  • Team(s): Hanwha (1996-1998), MLB/MiLB (2001).
  • Source(s): MLB/MiLB.

Woo Dong-gyun (우동균)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “OO DONG GI-YOON”
  • Born: Dec. 3, 1989
  • Team(s): Samsung (2008-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup.

Yoo Han-joon (유한준)Seoul Nexen Heroes

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOU HAHN JUNE”
  • Born: Jul. 1, 1981
  • Team(s): Hyundai (2004-2007), Woori/Seoul/Nexen (2008-).
  • Source(s): 2010 Intercontinental Cup.

Yoo Kang-nam (유강남)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOU GAHNG NAHM”
  • Born: Jul. 15, 1992
  • Team(s): LG (2011-).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

Yoo Min-sang (유민상)Seoul Doosan Bears

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOU MIN SAHNG”
  • Born: Apr. 13, 1989
  • Team(s): Doosan (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League.

Yoo Young-jun (유영준)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOU YOUNG JUNE”
  • Born: Jul. 13, 1994
  • Team(s): NC (2013-).
  • Source(s): 2012 World Cup (18U).

Yoon Dae-young (윤대영)Changwon NC Dinos

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOON DAY YOUNG”
  • Born: Jan. 31, 1994
  • Team(s): NC (2013-).
  • Source(s): 2012 World Cup (18U).

Yoon Hyo-seop (윤효섭)KIA Tigers

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOON HEE-YO SUP” (like “Whassup?”)
  • Born: Oct. 24, 1990
  • Team(s): KIA (2009-2011, 2015).
  • Source(s):

Yoon Jung-woo (윤정우)LG Twins

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOON JUNG OO”
  • Born: May 12, 1988
  • Team(s): KIA (2011), LG (2012-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League, 2013 East Asian Games.

Yoon Yeo-woon (윤여운)Suwon KT Wiz

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOON YAW OON”
  • Born: Feb. 22, 1990
  • Team(s): Lotte (2012-2015), KT (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Asia Winter Baseball League.

Yoon Young-soo (윤영수)Samsung Lions

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOON YOUNG SOO”
  • Born: Mar. 11, 1992
  • Team(s): Samsung (2015-).
  • Source(s): 2013 Formosa Cup.

You Won-seon (유원선)Free agent

  • How It’s Acutally Pronounced: “YOU WON SUN”
  • Born: Dec. 2, 1992
  • Team(s): Samsung (2011-2012), KT (2014).
  • Source(s): 2010 World Cup (18U).

 

*Use [Ctrl+F] to search for a player(s).

 

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4 responses to “Romanization of Current and Former KBO League Players – Position Players

  1. This is a very nice guide. Thanks for doing it.

    When I come across a new player, I generally start with a transliteration based on the official passport Romanization rule. I’ve tweaked my algorithm, though, to use common deviations from the passport rule for names that I’ve found spelled differently numerous times.

    The next step is to look up the player on the Korean Wikipedia. I will often use that version as the primary way to spell the name with the previously transliterated version becoming an alias.

    I’ve spent a LOT of time transliterating Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese names over the years. It’s complicated, I know.

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