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The Hyundai Unicorns Baseball Club (Korean현대 유니콘스 야구단) was a South Korean professional baseball team. They won the Korean Series in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2004.

Hyundai Unicorns
현대 유니콘스
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Information
LeagueKBO League (1982–2007)
LocationIncheon (1982–1999)
Suwon (2000–2007)
BallparkSuwon Baseball Stadium (1989–2007)
Year established1982; 37 years ago (1982)
Nickname(s)Unicorns
Korean Series championships1998, 2000, 2003, [2004
Former name(s)Sammi Superstars (1982–1985)
Chungbo Pintos (1985–1987)
Taepyungyang Dolphins (1988–1995)
Former ballparksSungui Baseball Stadium (1982–1999)
OwnershipHyundai

HistoryEdit

The team was founded in 1982 under the name Sammi Superstars. They were based in Incheon and were members of the Korea Baseball Organization. In 1988, the team was renamed to Taepyungyang Dolphins.

In 1996, Hyundai signed Taepyungyang Dolphins takeover deal, and as the consequence, the team was renamed to Hyundai Unicorns and relocated to Suwon in 2000.[1]

The team was dissolved in January 2008. After that, Centennial Investments signed Hyundai Unicorns's players and staff takeover deal and founded the Heroes Baseball Club.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Baseball's Nexen promotes third base coach Yeom Kyung-yup to manager". Yonhap News Agency. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Investment Company Purchases Unicorns". Korea Times. 30 January 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2017.