2008 Korea Baseball Organization

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The 2008 Korea Baseball Organization was dominated by the SK Wyverns. They went 83-43 then won the 2008 Korean Series in five games. Jerry Royster made history as the first American to manage in the Korea Baseball Organization, taking the Lotte Giants to a third-place finish. Jin-woo Song also made history, by being the first pitcher in KBO history to collect 2,000 career strikeouts.

The Woori Heroes were a new team, replacing the Hyundai Unicorns, but they did not perform well, placing 7th.


The KBO MVP was Kwang-hyun Kim, who led in wins (16) and strikeouts (150) and was second in ERA. The KBO Rookie of the Year was Samsung hitter Hyung-woo Choi, who hit 19 home runs.

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. SK Wyverns, 83-43
  2. Doosan Bears, 70-56
  3. Lotte Giants, 69-57
  4. Samsung Lions, 65-61
  5. Hanwha Eagles, 64-62
  6. KIA Tigers, 57-69
  7. Woori Heroes, 50-76
  8. LG Twins, 46-80

Playoffs: Samsung def. Lotte, 3 games to 0; Doosan def. Samsung, 4 games to 2

2007 Korean Series: SK def. Doosan, 4 games to 1.

Offensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching Leaders[edit]