1986 Korea Baseball Organization

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The 1986 Korea Baseball Organization was the 5th KBO season. The Haitai Tigers won their second title, the first of four in a row. Haitai ace Dong-yol Son won the first of fifth pitching Triple Crowns and three MVPs. The league expanded to an unusual 7-team format, with the addition of the Binggrae Eagles, a format it would keep for five years.


The KBO MVP was Dong-yol Son. The KBO Rookie of the Year was Geon-u Kim.

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.


  1. Samsung Lions, 70-37-1
  2. Haitai Tigers, 67-37-4
  3. MBC Blue Dragons, 59-41
  4. OB Bears, 56-48-4
  5. Lotte Giants, 50-52-6
  6. Chungbo Pintos, 32-74-2
  7. Binggrae Eagles, 31-76-1

Playoffs: Samsung def. OB, 3 games to 2.

1986 Korean Series: Haitai def. Samsung, 4 games to 1

Offensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching Leaders[edit]