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The Hanwha Eagles (Korean: 한화 이글스), incorporated as the Hanwha Eagles Professional Baseball Club (Korean: 한화 이글스 프로야구단), are a South Korean professional baseball club based in the city of Daejeon. They are a member of the KBO League. The Eagles' home ballpark is Daejeon Hanbat Baseball Stadium. Founded in 1985 as the "Binggrae Eagles" (Binggrae was the then-trademark of Hanwha's confectionery branch), they debuted in 1986 as the seventh franchise of the league. The club changed their name into the "Hanwha Eagles" after Binggrae's separation from Hanwha conglomerate in 1993. Hanwha, the owner of the club is one of the largest business conglomerate, or chaebol, in South Korea.

Hanwha Eagles
한화 이글스
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LeagueKBO League (1986–present)
LocationDaejeon, South Korea
Ballpark
Year established1985; 34 years ago (1985)
League championships1989, 1992
Korean Series championships1999
Former name(s)
  • Binggrae Eagles (1986–1993)
ColorsOrange, black and grey
              
Retired numbers21, 23, 35
OwnershipHanwha
ManagerHan Yong-duk
Websitehttp://www.hanwhaeagles.co.kr

The Eagles won the Korean Series once in 1999 and the league pennant twice. As of 2018, they played in the postseason 13 times, being the runner-up for five times. The club was renowned for their slugger bats from late 1990s to early 2000s, nicknamed as the Dynamite Bats after one of Hanwha's main business fields, explosives production. The team slugging percentage was .484 in 1999, the highest team total in the KBO League history. The Eagles have three retired numbers in the roster, more than any other team in the league. Those are for the slugger Jang Jong-hoon (35), and the pitchers Jung Min-cheul (23) and Song Jin-woo (21).

Contents

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season League Finish Regular season Post season Awards
Rank Games Wins Losses Draws Win% BA HR ERA
Binggrae Eagles
1986 KBO 7/7 7/7 54 12 42 0 .222 .236 46 3.67 Did not qualify  
6/7 54 19 34 1 .358
1987 KBO 6/7 6/7 54 24 28 2 .463 .274 48 3.78 Did not qualify Lee Jeong-hun (ROTY)
6/7 54 23 29 2 .444
1988 KBO 2/7 2/7 54 34 20 0 .630 .266 73 3.72 Won Playoff vs. Samsung Lions (3–0)
Lost Korean Series vs. Haitai Tigers (2–4)
 
3/7 54 28 25 1 .528
1989 KBO 2/7 1/7 120 71 46 3 .604 .276 97 3.50 Lost Korean Series vs. Haitai Tigers (1–4)  
1990 KBO 4/7 3/7 120 68 50 2 .575 .270 112 3.41 Lost Semi-playoff vs. Samsung Lions (0–2)  
1991 KBO 2/8 126 72 49 5 .591 .274 136 3.35 Won Playoff vs. Samsung Lions (3–1)
Lost Korean Series vs. Haitai Tigers (0–4)
Chang Jong-hoon (MVP)
1992 KBO 2/8 1/8 126 81 43 2 .651 .267 146 3.68 Lost Korean Series vs. Lotte Giants (1–4) Chang Jong-hoon (MVP)
1993 KBO 5/8 126 61 61 4 .500 .238 81 3.46 Did not qualify  
Hanwha Eagles
1994 KBO 3/8 126 65 59 2 .524 .247 68 3.52 Won Semi-playoff vs. Haitai Tigers (2–0)
Lost Playoff vs. Taepyongyang Dolphins (0–3)
 
1995 KBO 6/8 126 55 71 0 .437 .249 96 4.04 Did not qualify  
1996 KBO 4/8 126 70 55 1 .560 .245 90 3.79 Lost Semi-playoff vs. Hyundai Unicorns (0–2) Koo Dae-sung (MVP)
1997 KBO 6/8 126 51 73 2 .413 .253 102 4.06 Did not qualify  
1998 KBO 7/8 126 55 66 5 .455 .250 123 4.26 Did not qualify  
1999 Magic League 1/8 2/4 132 72 58 2 .554 .283 197 4.88 Won Playoff vs. Doosan Bears (4–0)
Won Korean Series vs. Lotte Giants (4–1)
 
2000 Magic League 7/8 3/4 133 50 78 5 .391 .276 180 5.24 Did not qualify  
2001 KBO 4/8 133 61 68 4 .473 .275 148 4.85 Lost Semi-playoff vs. Doosan Bears (0–2) Kim Tae-kyun (ROTY)
2002 KBO 7/8 133 59 69 5 .461 .256 170 4.79 Did not qualify  
2003 KBO 5/8 133 63 65 5 .492 .254 121 4.38 Did not qualify  
2004 KBO 7/8 133 53 74 6 .417 .268 140 5.24 Did not qualify  
2005 KBO 4/8 126 64 61 1 .512 .270 159 4.41 Won Semi-playoff vs. SK Wyverns (3–2)
Lost Playoff vs. Doosan Bears (0–3)
 
2006 KBO 2/8 3/8 126 67 57 2 .540 .253 110 3.37 Won Semi-playoff vs. Kia Tigers (2–1)
Won Playoff vs. Hyundai Unicorns (3–1)
Lost Korean Series vs. Samsung Lions (1–1–4)
Ryu Hyun-jin (ROTY)
Ryu Hyun-jin (MVP)
2007 KBO 3/8 126 67 57 2 .540 .254 104 3.54 Won Semi-playoff vs. Samsung Lions (2–1)
Lost Playoff vs. Doosan Bears (0–3)
 
2008 KBO 5/8 126 64 62 0 .508 .254 120 4.43 Did not qualify  
2009 KBO 8/8 133 46 84 3 .354 .269 164 5.71 Did not qualify  
2010 KBO 8/8 133 49 82 2 .374 .244 104 5.43 Did not qualify  
2011 KBO 6/8 133 59 72 2 .450 .255 93 5.11 Did not qualify  
2012 KBO 8/8 133 53 77 3 .408 .249 71 4.55 Did not qualify  
2013 KBO 9/9 128 42 85 1 .331 .259 47 5.31 Did not qualify  
2014 KBO 9/9 128 49 77 2 .389 .283 104 6.35 Did not qualify  
2015 KBO 6/10 144 68 76 0 .472 .271 130 5.11 Did not qualify  
2016 KBO 7/10 144 66 75 3 .468 .289 142 5.76 Did not qualify  
2017 KBO 8/10 144 61 81 2 .430 .287 150 5.28 Did not qualify  
2018 KBO 3/10 144 77 67 0 .535 .275 151 4.93 Lost Semi-playoff vs. Nexen Heroes (1–3)  
  Overall record Wins Losses Draws Win%  
Regular Season 1979 2176 82 .477
Postseason 32 45 1 .417
Total 2011 2221 83 .476

PersonnelEdit

Current lineupEdit

ManagersEdit

Retired numbersEdit

 
Song
Jin-woo

P
Retired since September 23, 2009
 
Jung
Min-cheul

P
Retired since September 11, 2009
 
Jang
Jong-hoon

SS, 1B, DH
Retired since September 16, 2005

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Complete league history and statistics" (in Korean). Korean Baseball League. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
Specific

External linksEdit