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 but three in a row would win from 2019-2021. The streak was broken by Jung-hoo Lee, who became the first son of a MVP to win MVP - his father Jong-beom Lee had won 28 years prior.
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