Kwang-nam Na

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Kwang-nam Na (나광남)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Biographical Information[edit]

Kwang-nam Na has been an outfielder and umpire in the Korea Baseball Organization.

Na was a second-round pick of the Samsung Lions out of college. He was 3 for 24 with four walks in 1989, stealing 4 bases in 5 tries. In 1990, he went 7 for 47 with 3 doubles, a triple, 7 walks, 3 steals (caught 3 times) and 10 runs in 49 games. He was 1 for 8 in 1991 yet scored 7 runs (presumably being a pinch-runner often) to end his career with a .139 average.

Na became an umpire in the KBO beginning in 1996. In 2009, he was named Umpire of the Year. He was one of two Korean umpires picked to work in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.