KBO League Golden Glove Award

The KBO League Golden Glove Award is an award given out annually by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to the best overall player at each position in the KBO League. It is also commonly known as the KBO Golden Gloves. The award was established in KBO League's inaugural year in 1982.

Selection formatEdit

Each year, one award is given to the best player at each position, as voted by baseball writers, analysts and broadcasters. (In the KBO's first year, 1982, the award was given exclusively for defensive prowess, similar to the MLB Gold Glove Award).[1] All outfielders are grouped for three outfielder awards and designated hitters have been included since 1984. League leaders in major offensive and pitching categories earn automatic nominations for the award. Other position players have to appear in a minimal number of defensive innings at the position, while starting pitchers have to appear in sufficient innings to qualify for the ERA title (i.e. 144 innings or average of 1 per game) to be nominated. Relievers can qualify by recording at least 10 wins, 30 saves or 30 holds.[2]

Award winnersEdit

Year Pitcher
(P)
Catcher
(C)
First Baseman
(1B)
Second Baseman
(2B)
Third Baseman
(3B)
Shortstop
(SS)
Outfielder
(OF)
Outfielder
(OF)
Outfielder
(OF)
Designated Hitter
(DH)
1982 Hwang Tae-hwan
OB Bears
Kim Yong-oon
MBC Blue Dragons
Kim Yong-dal
MBC Blue Dragons
Cha Yong-hwa
Haitai Tigers
Kim Yong-hee
Lotte Giants
Oh Dae-seok
Samsung Lions
Kim Joon-hwan
Haitai Tigers
Kim Song-kwan
Lotte Giants
Yang Seung-kwan
Sammi Superstars
1983 Jang Myeong-bu
Sammi Superstars
Lee Man-soo
Samsung Lions
Shin Gyeong-sik
OB Bears
Jeong Koo-seon
Sammi Superstars
Kim Yong-hee
Lotte Giants
Kim Jae-bak
MBC Blue Dragons
Jang Hyo-jo
Samsung Lions
Kim Jong-mo
Haitai Tigers
Park Jong-hoon
OB Bears
1984 Choi Dong-won
Lotte Giants
Lee Man-soo
Samsung Lions
Kim Yong-cheol
Lotte Giants
Jeong Koo-seon
Sammi Superstars
Lee Kwang-eun
MBC Blue Dragons
Kim Jae-bak
MBC Blue Dragons
Hong Mun-jong
Lotte Giants
Jang Hyo-jo
Samsung Lions
Kim Jong-mo
Haitai Tigers
Yang Se-jong
OB Bears
1985 Kim Si-jin
Samsung Lions
Lee Man-soo
Samsung Lions
Kim Seong-han
Haitai Tigers
Jeong Koo-seon
Chungbo Pintos
Lee Sun-cheol
Haitai Tigers
Kim Jae-bak
MBC Blue Dragons
Jang Hyo-jo
Samsung Lions
Lee Kwang-eun
MBC Blue Dragons
Park Jong-hoon
OB Bears
Kim Yong-hee
Lotte Giants
1986 Sun Dong-yol
Haitai Tigers
Lee Man-soo
Samsung Lions
Kim Seong-han
Haitai Tigers
Kim Seong-rae
Samsung Lions
Han Dae-hwa
Haitai Tigers
Kim Jae-bak
MBC Blue Dragons
Jang Hyo-jo
Samsung Lions
Kim Jong-mo
Haitai Tigers
Lee Kwang-eun
MBC Blue Dragons
Kim Bong-yeon
Haitai Tigers
1987 Kim Si-jin
Samsung Lions
Lee Man-soo
Samsung Lions
Kim Seong-han
Haitai Tigers
Kim Seong-rae
Samsung Lions
Han Dae-hwa
Haitai Tigers
Ryu Jung-il
Samsung Lions
Jang Hyo-jo
Samsung Lions
Kim Jong-mo
Haitai Tigers
Lee Kwang-eun
MBC Blue Dragons
Yu Seung-an
Binggrae Eagles
1988 Sun Dong-yol
Haitai Tigers
Jang Chae-geun
Haitai Tigers
Kim Seong-han
Haitai Tigers
Kim Seong-rae
Samsung Lions
Han Dae-hwa
Haitai Tigers
Chang Jong-hoon
Binggrae Eagles
Lee Gang-don
Binggrae Eagles
Lee Jong-hoon
Binggrae Eagles
Lee Sun-cheol
Haitai Tigers
Kim Yong-cheol
Lotte Giants
1989 Sun Dong-yol
Haitai Tigers
Yu Seung-an
Binggrae Eagles
Kim Seong-han
Haitai Tigers
Gang Gi-ung
Samsung Lions
Han Dae-hwa
Haitai Tigers
Kim Jae-bak
MBC Blue Dragons
Go Won-bu
Binggrae Eagles
Kim Il-kwon
Taepyungyang Dolphins
Lee Gang-don
Binggrae Eagles
Park Cheol-woo
Haitai Tigers
1990 Sun Dong-yol
Haitai Tigers
Kim Dong-soo
LG Twins
Kim Seong-han
Haitai Tigers
Gang Gi-ung
Samsung Lions
Han Dae-hwa
Haitai Tigers
Chang Jong-hoon
Binggrae Eagles
Lee Gang-don
Binggrae Eagles
Lee Ho-seong
Haitai Tigers
Lee Jong-hoon
Binggrae Eagles
Park Sung-ho
Samsung Lions
1991 Sun Dong-yol
Haitai Tigers
Jang Chae-geun
Haitai Tigers
Kim Seong-han
Haitai Tigers
Park Jong-tae
Lotte Giants
Han Dae-hwa
Haitai Tigers
Ryu Jung-il
Samsung Lions
Lee Gang-don
Binggrae Eagles
Lee Ho-seong
Haitai Tigers
Lee Sun-cheol
Haitai Tigers
Chang Jong-hoon
Binggrae Eagles
1992 Yeom Jong-seok
Lotte Giants
Jang Chae-geun
Haitai Tigers
Chang Jong-hoon
Binggrae Eagles
Park Jong-tae
Lotte Giants
Song Gu-hong
LG Twins
Park Gye-won
Lotte Giants
Kim Eung-guk
Lotte Giants
Lee Jong-hoon
Binggrae Eagles
Lee Sun-cheol
Haitai Tigers
Kim Ki-tai
Ssangbangwool Raiders
1993 Sun Dong-yol
Haitai Tigers
Kim Dong-soo
LG Twins
Kim Seong-rae
Samsung Lions
Gang Gi-ung
Samsung Lions
Han Dae-hwa
LG Twins
Lee Jong-beom
Haitai Tigers
Jeon Jun-ho
Lotte Giants
Kim Kwang-rim
Ssangbangwool Raiders
Lee Sun-cheol
Haitai Tigers
Kim Ki-tai
Ssangbangwool Raiders
1994 Jeong Myeong-won
Taepyungyang Dolphins
Kim Dong-soo
LG Twins
Seo Yong-bin
LG Twins
Park Jong-ho
LG Twins
Han Dae-hwa
LG Twins
Lee Jong-beom
Haitai Tigers
Kim Jae-hyun
LG Twins
Park No-joon
Ssangbangwool Raiders
Yoon Deok-kyu
Taepyungyang Dolphins
Kim Ki-tai
Ssangbangwool Raiders
1995 Lee Sang-hoon
LG Twins
Kim Dong-soo
LG Twins
Chang Jong-hoon
Hanwha Eagles
Lee Myeong-su
OB Bears
Hong Hyun-woo
Haitai Tigers
Kim Min-ho
OB Bears
Jeon Jun-ho
Lotte Giants
Kim Kwang-rim
Ssangbangwool Raiders
Kim Sang-ho
OB Bears
Kim Hyeong-seok
OB Bears
1996 Koo Dae-sung
Hanwha Eagles
Park Kyung-oan
Ssangbangwool Raiders
Kim Gyeong-gi
Hyundai Unicorns
Park Jong-tae
Lotte Giants
Hong Hyun-woo
Haitai Tigers
Lee Jong-beom
Haitai Tigers
Kim Eung-guk
Lotte Giants
Park Jae-hong
Hyundai Unicorns
Yang Joon-hyuk
Samsung Lions
Park Jae-yong
Haitai Tigers
1997 Lee Dae-jin
Haitai Tigers
Kim Dong-soo
LG Twins
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
Choe Tae-won
Ssangbangwool Raiders
Hong Hyun-woo
Haitai Tigers
Lee Jong-beom
Haitai Tigers
Lee Byung-kyu
LG Twins
Park Jae-hong
Hyundai Unicorns
Yang Joon-hyuk
Samsung Lions
Park Jae-yong
Haitai Tigers
1998 Chung Min-tae
Hyundai Unicorns
Park Kyung-oan
Hyundai Unicorns
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
Park Jong-tae
Lotte Giants
Kim Han-soo
Samsung Lions
Yoo Ji-hyun
LG Twins
Jeon Jun-ho
Hyundai Unicorns
Kim Jae-hyun
LG Twins
Park Jae-hong
Hyundai Unicorns
Yang Joon-hyuk
Samsung Lions
1999 Chung Min-tae
Hyundai Unicorns
Kim Dong-soo
Samsung Lions
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
Park Jong-tae
Lotte Giants
Kim Han-soo
Samsung Lions
Yoo Ji-hyun
LG Twins
Jung Soo-keun
Doosan Bears
Lee Byung-kyu
LG Twins
Felix Jose
Lotte Giants
Dan Rohrmeier
Hanwha Eagles
2000 Lim Sun-dong
Hyundai Unicorns
Park Kyung-oan
Hyundai Unicorns
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
Park Jong-ho
Hyundai Unicorns
Kim Dong-joo
Doosan Bears
Park Jin-man
Hyundai Unicorns
Lee Byung-kyu
LG Twins
Park Jae-hong
Hyundai Unicorns
Song Ji-man
Hanwha Eagles
Tyrone Woods
Doosan Bears
2001 Shin Yoon-ho
LG Twins
Hong Sung-heon
Doosan Bears
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
Ahn Kyung-hyun
Doosan Bears
Kim Han-soo
Samsung Lions
Park Jin-man
Hyundai Unicorns
Jung Soo-keun
Doosan Bears
Lee Byung-kyu
LG Twins
Shim Jae-hak
Doosan Bears
Yang Joon-hyuk
LG Twins
2002 Song Jin-woo
Hanwha Eagles
Jin Kab-yong
Samsung Lions
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
Kim Jong-kook
KIA Tigers
Kim Han-soo
Samsung Lions
Tilson Brito
Samsung Lions
Lee Jong-beom
KIA Tigers
Shim Jeong-soo
Hyundai Unicorns
Song Ji-man
Hanwha Eagles
Ma Hae-young
Samsung Lions
2003 Chung Min-tae
Hyundai Unicorns
Kim Dong-soo
Hyundai Unicorns
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
Ahn Kyung-hyun
Doosan Bears
Kim Han-soo
Samsung Lions
Hong Se-wan
KIA Tigers
Lee Jong-beom
KIA Tigers
Shim Jeong-soo
Hyundai Unicorns
Yang Joon-hyuk
Samsung Lions
Kim Dong-joo
Doosan Bears
2004 Bae Young-soo
Samsung Lions
Hong Sung-heon
Doosan Bears
Yang Joon-hyuk
Samsung Lions
Park Jong-ho
Samsung Lions
Kim Han-soo
Samsung Lions
Park Jin-man
Hyundai Unicorns
Cliff Brumbaugh
Hyundai Unicorns
Lee Byung-kyu
LG Twins
Lee Jin-young/
Park Han-yi
SK Wyverns/
Samsung Lions
Kim Ki-tai
SK Wyverns
2005 Son Min-han
Lotte Giants
Jin Kab-yong
Samsung Lions
Kim Tae-kyun
Hanwha Eagles
Ahn Kyung-hyun
Doosan Bears
Lee Bum-ho
Hanwha Eagles
Son Si-hyun
Doosan Bears
Lee Byung-kyu
LG Twins
Jay Davis
Hanwha Eagles
Larry Sutton
Hyundai Unicorns
Kim Jae-hyun
SK Wyverns
2006 Ryu Hyun-jin
Hanwha Eagles
Jin Kab-yong
Samsung Lions
Lee Dae-ho
Lotte Giants
Jeong Keun-woo
SK Wyverns
Lee Bum-ho
Hanwha Eagles
Park Jin-man
Samsung Lions
Lee Taek-keun
Hyundai Unicorns
Lee Yong-kyu
KIA Tigers
Park Han-yi
Samsung Lions
Yang Joon-hyuk
Samsung Lions
2007 Danny Rios
Doosan Bears
Park Kyung-oan
SK Wyverns
Lee Dae-ho
Lotte Giants
Ko Young-min
Doosan Bears
Kim Dong-joo
Doosan Bears
Park Jin-man
Samsung Lions
Lee Jong-wook
Doosan Bears
Shim Jeong-soo
Samsung Lions
Lee Dae-hyung
LG Twins
Yang Joon-hyuk
Samsung Lions
2008 Kim Kwang-hyun
SK Wyverns
Kang Min-ho
Lotte Giants
Kim Tae-kyun
Hanwha Eagles
Cho Sung-hwan
Lotte Giants
Kim Dong-joo
Doosan Bears
Park Ki-hyuk
Lotte Giants
Karim Garcia
Lotte Giants
Kim Hyun-soo
Doosan Bears
Lee Jong-wook
Doosan Bears
Hong Sung-heon
Doosan Bears
2009 Aquilino Lopez
KIA Tigers
Kim Sang-hoon[3]
KIA Tigers
Choi Hee-seop
KIA Tigers
Jeong Keun-woo
SK Wyverns
Kim Sang-hyun
KIA Tigers
Son Si-hyun
Doosan Bears
Kim Hyun-soo
Doosan Bears
Park Yong-taik
LG Twins
Lee Taek-keun
Seoul Heroes
Hong Sung-heon
Lotte Giants
2010 Ryu Hyun-jin
Hanwha Eagles
Cho In-sung
LG Twins
Choi Joon-suk
Doosan Bears
Cho Sung-hwan
Lotte Giants
Lee Dae-ho
Lotte Giants
Kang Jung-ho
Nexen Heroes
Kim Hyun-soo
Doosan Bears
Kim Kang-min
SK Wyverns
Lee Jong-wook
Doosan Bears
Hong Sung-heon
Lotte Giants
2011 Yoon Suk-min
KIA Tigers
Kang Min-ho
Lotte Giants
Lee Dae-ho
Lotte Giants
An Chi-hong
KIA Tigers
Choi Jeong
SK Wyverns
Lee Dae-soo
Hanwha Eagles
Choi Hyung-woo
Samsung Lions
Lee Yong-kyu
KIA Tigers
Son Ah-seop
Lotte Giants
Hong Sung-heon
Lotte Giants
2012 Jang Won-sam
Samsung Lions
Kang Min-ho
Lotte Giants
Park Byung-ho
Nexen Heroes
Seo Geon-chang
Nexen Heroes
Choi Jeong
SK Wyverns
Kang Jung-ho
Nexen Heroes
Park Yong-taik
LG Twins
Lee Yong-kyu
KIA Tigers
Son Ah-seop
Lotte Giants
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
2013 Son Seung-lak
Nexen Heroes
Kang Min-ho
Lotte Giants
Park Byung-ho
Nexen Heroes
Jeong Keun-woo
SK Wyverns
Choi Jeong
SK Wyverns
Kang Jung-ho
Nexen Heroes
Park Yong-taik
LG Twins
Choi Hyung-woo
Samsung Lions
Son Ah-seop
Lotte Giants
Lee Byung-kyu
LG Twins
2014 Andy Van Hekken
Nexen Heroes
Yang Eui-ji
Doosan Bears
Park Byung-ho
Nexen Heroes
Seo Geon-chang
Nexen Heroes
Park Seok-min
Samsung Lions
Kang Jung-ho
Nexen Heroes
Na Sung-bum
NC Dinos
Choi Hyung-woo
Samsung Lions
Son Ah-seop
Lotte Giants
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
2015 Eric Hacker
NC Dinos
Yang Eui-ji
Doosan Bears
Eric Thames
NC Dinos
Yamaico Navarro
Samsung Lions
Park Seok-min
Samsung Lions
Kim Jae-ho
Doosan Bears
Na Sung-bum
NC Dinos
Kim Hyun-soo
Doosan Bears
Yoo Han-joon
KT Wiz
Lee Seung-yuop
Samsung Lions
2016 Dustin Nippert
Doosan Bears
Yang Eui-ji
Doosan Bears
Eric Thames
NC Dinos
Seo Geon-chang
Nexen Heroes
Choi Jeong
SK Wyverns
Kim Jae-ho
Doosan Bears
Choi Hyung-woo
Samsung Lions
Kim Joo-chan
KIA Tigers
Kim Jae-hwan
Doosan Bears
Kim Tae-kyun
Hanwha Eagles
2017 Yang Hyeon-jong
KIA Tigers
Kang Min-ho
Samsung Lions
Lee Dae-ho
Lotte Giants
An Chi-hong
KIA Tigers
Choi Jeong
SK Wyverns
Kim Sun-bin
KIA Tigers
Choi Hyung-woo
KIA Tigers
Roger Bernadina
KIA Tigers
Na Sung-bum
Lotte Giants
Park Yong-taik
LG Twins
2018 Josh Lindblom
Doosan Bears
Yang Eui-ji
Doosan Bears
Park Byung-ho
Nexen Heroes
An Chi-hong
KIA Tigers
Hur Kyoung-min
Doosan Bears
Kim Ha-seong
Nexen Heroes
Kim Jae-hwan
Doosan Bears
Jeon Jun-ho
Lotte Giants
Lee Jung-hoo
Nexen Heroes
Lee Dae-ho
Lotte Giants
2019[4] Josh Lindblom
Doosan Bears
Yang Eui-ji
NC Dinos
Park Byung-ho
Kiwoom Heroes
Park Min-woo
NC Dinos
Choi Jeong
SK Wyverns
Kim Ha-seong
Kiwoom Heroes
Lee Jung-hoo
Kiwoom Heroes
Mel Rojas Jr.
KT Wiz
Jerry Sands
Kiwoom Heroes
José Miguel Fernández
Doosan Bears
2020[5] Raúl Alcántara
Doosan Bears
Yang Eui-ji
NC Dinos
Kang Baek-ho
KT Wiz
Park Min-woo
NC Dinos
Jae-gyun Hwang
KT Wiz
Ha-seong Kim
Kiwoom Heroes
Mel Rojas Jr.
KT Wiz
Hyun-soo Kim
LG Twins
Lee Jung-hoo
Kiwoom Heroes
José Miguel Fernández
Doosan Bears

Source: Data from baseball-reference.com unless otherwise cited[6]

RecordsEdit

Most total awards:

  • Lee Seung-yuop (Hangul: 이승엽; Hanja: 李承燁). 10 times (1B: 1997–2003 | DH: 2012, 2014–2015)
  • Yang Joon-hyuk (양준혁; 梁埈赫). 8 times (1B: 2004 | OF: 1996–1997, 2003 | DH: 1998, 2001, 2006–2007)
  • Han Dae-hwa (한대화; 韓大化). 8 times (3B: 1986–1991, 1993–1994)

Most awarded pitcher:

  • Sun Dong-yol (선동열; 宣銅烈). 6 times (1986, 1988–1991, 1993)

Most awarded catcher:

  • Kim Dong-soo (김동수; 金東洙). 7 times (1990, 1993–1995, 1997, 1999, 2003)

Most awarded first baseman:

Most awarded second baseman:

Most awarded third baseman:

  • Han Dae-hwa (한대화; 韓大化). 8 times (1986–1991, 1993–1994)

Most awarded shortstop:

  • Kim Jae-bak (김재박; 金在博). 5 times (1983–1986, 1989)
  • Park Jin-man (박진만; 朴鎮萬). 5 times (2000–2001, 2004, 2006–2007)

Most awarded outfielder:

  • Lee Byung-kyu (이병규; 李炳圭). 6 times (1997, 1999–2001, 2004–2005)

Most awarded designated hitter:

  • Kim Ki-tai (김기태; 金杞泰). 4 times (1992–1994, 2004)
  • Hong Sung-heon (홍성흔; 洪性炘). 4 times (2008–2011)

Foreign-born award winnersEdit

Each KBO team is allowed to sign up to three foreign-born players (two pitchers and one position player). The following is a list of foreign players that have won the KBO Golden Gloves over the years:[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Korea Baseball Organization Gold Gloves," BR Bullpen. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "A Brief Introduction to Some KBO Awards". FanGraphs Baseball. Retrieved 2020-05-28.
  3. ^ Yoon Chul. "Kim Sang-hoon Hits Jackpot," The Korea Times (2009-11-11).
  4. ^ 유지호 (2019-12-09). "(LEAD) KBO's regular season MVP claims Golden Glove". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  5. ^ jeeho@yna.co.kr (December 11, 2020). "(LEAD) Star catcher earns near-unanimous support for KBO's Golden Glove". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2021-04-26.
  6. ^ "Korea Baseball Organization Gold Gloves - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  7. ^ KWON SANG-SOO. "Give foreign players fair shot at Golden Gloves," Korea JoongAng Daily (December 17, 2013).
  8. ^ Fenech, Anthony. "Former Tiger Van Hekken still wants to pitch". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  9. ^ "U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea gives out Golden Glove Award to KBO's best ... DH?". MLB.com. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  10. ^ 유지호 (2019-12-09). "American ace Lindblom closes KBO chapter with 2nd, likely last, Golden Glove". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  11. ^ 유지호 (2019-12-09). "KBO's regular season MVP claims Golden Glove". Yonhap News Agency. Retrieved 2019-12-23.

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