2008 Korea Professional Baseball season

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The 2008 Korea Professional Baseball season was the 27th season in the history of the KBO League. The season commenced on March 29.

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Logo of Samsung PAVV 2008 Pro Baseball Season
LeagueKorea Professional Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationMarch 29–October
Number of games126 per team
Number of teams8
Regular Season
Season championsSK Wyverns
Runners-upDoosan Bears
Season MVPKim Kwang-hyun (SK)
League Postseason
Semiplayoff championsSamsung Lions
  Semiplayoff runners-upLotte Giants
Playoff championsDoosan Bears
  Playoff runners-upSamsung Lions
Korean Series
ChampionsSK Wyverns
  Runners-upDoosan Bears
Finals MVPChoi Jeong (SK)
KBO seasons

Season structureEdit

Season FormatEdit

  • Regular Season: 126 games for each team
  • Semiplayoff: Regular Season 3rd place vs. Regular Season 4th place - Best of 5
  • Playoff: Regular Season 2nd place vs. Semiplayoff winner - Best of 7
  • Korean Series: Regular Season 1st place vs. Playoff winner - Best of 7

Final standingsEdit

  • Champion (1st place): Korean Series winner
  • Runner-up (2nd place): Korean Series loser
  • 3rd–8th place: Sort by Regular Season record except teams to play in the Korean Series

Unicorns became HeroesEdit

Hyundai stopped their sponsorship after the 2007 season, and the Unicorns were renamed the Woori Heroes after Centennial Investments sold the naming rights to the Woori Tobacco Company. They also announced possible player salary reductions.[1]

StandingsEdit

Rank Team W L Pct. GB
1 SK Wyverns 83 43 .659
2 Doosan Bears 70 56 .556 13.0
3 Lotte Giants 69 57 .548 14.0
4 Samsung Lions 65 61 .516 18.0
5 Hanwha Eagles 64 62 .508 19.0
6 Kia Tigers 57 69 .452 26.0
7 Heroes 50 76 .397 33.0
8 LG Twins 46 80 .365 37.0

PostseasonEdit

SemiplayoffEdit

Samsung Lions win the series, 3–0

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Samsung Lions – 12, Lotte Giants - 3 October 8 Sajik Baseball Stadium 30,000
2 Samsung Lions – 4, Lotte Giants - 3 October 9 Sajik Baseball Stadium 27,559
3 Lotte Giants – 4, Samsung Lions - 6 October 11 Daegu Baseball Stadium 12,000

PlayoffEdit

Doosan Bears win the series, 4–2

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Samsung Lions – 4, Doosan Bears – 8 October 16 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 30,500
2 Samsung Lions – 7, Doosan Bears – 4 (14 innings) October 17 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 30,500
3 Doosan Bears – 2, Samsung Lions – 6 October 19 Daegu Baseball Stadium 12,000
4 Doosan Bears – 12, Samsung Lions – 6 October 20 Daegu Baseball Stadium 12,000
5 Doosan Bears – 6, Samsung Lions – 4 October 21 Daegu Baseball Stadium 12,000
6 Samsung Lions – 2, Doosan Bears – 5 October 23 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 30,500

Korean SeriesEdit

SK Wyverns win the series, 4–1

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Doosan Bears – 5, SK Wyverns – 2 October 26 Munhak Baseball Stadium 30,400
2 Doosan Bears – 2, SK Wyverns – 5 October 27 Munhak Baseball Stadium 30,400
3 SK Wyverns – 3, Doosan Bears – 2 October 29 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 30,500
4 SK Wyverns – 4, Doosan Bears – 1 October 30 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 30,500
5 SK Wyverns – 2, Doosan Bears – 0 October 31 Jamsil Baseball Stadium 30,500

Foreign hittersEdit

Team Player Position In KBO since Batting Average Home runs RBI Notes
Doosan Bears NONE N/A
Hanwha Eagles Doug Clark OF 2008 .246 22 79
Kia Tigers Wilson Valdez SS 2008 .281 1 16
LG Twins Roberto Petagine 1B 2008 .347 7 35 Replaced starting pitcher Jamie Brown on the roster
Lotte Giants Karim García OF 2008 .283 30 111 Golden Glove Award
Samsung Lions Jacob Cruz OF 2007 .282 2 21
SK Wyverns NONE N/A Team had 3 foreign pitchers
Woori Heroes Cliff Brumbaugh OF 2003 .293 13 61

StatisticsEdit

Team statisticsEdit

Team Team BA Team ERA Runs Scored Runs Allowed HR
SK Wyverns .282 3.22 632 461 89
Lotte Giants .282 3.64 624 518 93
Doosan Bears .276 3.89 647 542 68
Heroes .266 4.43 499 609 70
Kia Tigers .260 4.08 503 555 48
Samsung Lions .258 4.40 557 596 92
LG Twins .256 4.85 468 646 66
Hanwha Eagles .254 4.43 592 595 120
Totals 4,522 4,522 646


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