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The 2010 Korea Baseball Organization season was the 29th for the KBO. The SK Wyverns would win the Korean Series, their third title in four years.

On May 11, Hyun-jin Ryu of the Hanwha Eagles struck out 17 LG Twins in a 3-1 win. This set a new KBO record for a nine-inning game, breaking the mark shared by Dong-won Choi, Dae-jin Lee and Dong-yol Sun; Sun still held the record of 18 for an extra-inning game.

The defending KIA Tigers lost 14 straight games in June and July, the 6th-worst in league annals. They failed to make the playoffs, finishing 5th in the league.

On August 14, Dae-ho Lee homered for the ninth straight game, setting a league record which was also announced as a world record. Lee went on to win his second Triple Crown (having done so in 2006) at .364/44/133. Only one other player (Man-soo Lee) had won a Triple Crown in league history. Dae-ho Lee also was named MVP.

Despite playing for a last-place team, Hyun-jin Ryu fell one shy of leading the league in wins, getting a third of Hanwha's 48 victories. It was the only leg of the pitching Triple Crown he didn't win.

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[edit] Awards

The KBO MVP was Dae-ho Lee, an infielder for the Lotte Giants. The KBO Rookie of the Year was Eui-ji Yang, catcher for the Doosan Bears.

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, 84-47-2
  2. Samsung Lions, 79-52-2
  3. Doosan Bears, 73-57-3
  4. Lotte Giants, 69-61-3
  5. KIA Tigers, 59-74
  6. LG Twins, 57-71-5
  7. Nexen Heroes, 52-78-3
  8. Hanwha Eagles, 48-82-2

Playoffs: Doosan def. Lotte, 3 games to 2. Samsung def. Doosan, 3 games to 2.

2010 Korean Series: SK def. Samsung, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Offensive Leaders

[edit] Pitching Leaders

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