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The 2007 Korea Baseball Organization was the 26th Korea Baseball Organization season. The MVP was Danny Rios, a pitcher for the Doosan Bears. Born in Spain to Cuban parents and raised in the US, Rios was the second foreigner to be named KBO MVP and the first non-Asian to win 20 games in the league. He went 22-5 with a 2.07 ERA, the most wins in the KBO since Hiroaki Fukushi[ back in 1983. The SK Wyverns won their first Korean Series title, guided by rookie skipper Man-soo Lee. Also notable was the return to Korea of Hee-seop Choi, the first Korean position player in the majors; Choi hit .337/.386/.528 in 52 games and would have finished second in the batting race had he qualified.

The Hyundai Unicorns played their last season; the Woori Heroes replaced them in 2008.

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[edit] Awards

The KBO MVP was Danny Rios of the Bears. The KBO Rookie of the Year was Doosan pitcher Tae-hoon Im, who was 7-3 with a 2.40 ERA.

The following players won Gold Gloves, which in the KBO go to the best overall player at each position are not a defensive (only) award.

[edit] Standings

  1. SK Wyverns, 73-48-5
  2. Doosan Bears, 70-54-2
  3. Hanwha Eagles, 67-57-2
  4. Samsung Lions, 62-60-4
  5. LG Twins, 58-62-6
  6. Hyundai Unicorns, 56-69-1
  7. Lotte Giants, 55-68-3
  8. KIA Tigers, 51-74-1

Playoffs: Hanwha def. Samsung, 2 games to 1; Doosan def. Hanwha, 3 games to 0

2007 Korean Series: SK def. Doosan, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Offensive Leaders

[edit] Pitching Leaders

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