Korea Baseball Organization Most Valuable Player Award

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The Korea Baseball Organization Most Valuable Player Award is given to the player judged the league's most valuable player in the Korean Series. Samsung Lions first baseman Seung-yeop Lee was the recipient of the award a record five times, including three years in a row form 2001 to 2003. Haitai Tigers pitcher Dong-Yeol Son won the award three times in the late 1980s, the second most in league history. Tyrone Woods was the first non-Korean to win,doing so in 1998 with the OB Bears, the first year that the KBO allowed foreigners. Only two foreigners would follow in the next 17 years.

Award Winners[edit]

Year Player Team Position
1982 Chul-Soon Pak OB Bears Pitcher
1983 Man-Soo Lee Samsung Lions Catcher
1984 Dong-Won Choe Lotte Giants Pitcher
1985 Seong-Han Kim Haitai Tigers Infielder
1986 Dong-Yeol Son Haitai Tigers Pitcher
1987 Hyo-Jo Jang Samsung Lions Outfielder
1988 Seong-Han Kim Haitai Tigers Infielder
1989 Dong-Yeol Son Haitai Tigers Pitcher
1990 Dong-Yeol Son Haitai Tigers Pitcher
1991 Jong-Hun Jang Binggrae Eagles Infielder
1992 Jong-Hun Jang Binggrae Eagles Infielder
1993 Seong-Rae Kim Samsung Lions Infielder
1994 Jong-Beom Lee Haitai Tigers Infielder
1995 Sang-Ho Kim OB Bears Outfielder
1996 Dae-Sung Koo Hanwha Eagles Pitcher
1997 Seung-Yeop Lee Samsung Lions Infielder
1998 Tyrone Woods OB Bears Infielder
1999 Seung-Yeop Lee Samsung Lions Infielder
2000 Kyung-Wan Pak Hyundai Unicorns Catcher
2001 Seung-Yeop Lee Samsung Lions Infielder
2002 Seung-Yeop Lee Samsung Lions Infielder
2003 Seung-Yeop Lee Samsung Lions Infielder
2004 Yeong-Su Bae Samsung Lions Pitcher
2005 Min-Han Son Lotte Giants Pitcher
2006 Hyun-Jin Ryu Hanwha Eagles Pitcher
2007 Danny Rios Doosan Bears Pitcher
2008 Kwang-hyun Kim SK Wyverns Pitcher
2009 Sang-hyeon Kim KIA Tigers Infielder
2010 Dae-ho Lee Lotte Giants Infielder
2011 Suk-min Yoon KIA Tigers Pitcher
2012 Byung-ho Park Nexen Heroes Infielder
2013 Byung-ho Park Nexen Heroes Infielder
2014 Geon-chang Seo Nexen Heroes Infielder
2015 Eric Thames NC Dinos Outfielder
2016 Dustin Nippert Doosan Bears Pitcher
2017 Hyeon-jong Yang KIA Tigers Pitcher