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Kim Tae-kyun (baseball, born 1982)

Kim Tae-kyun (Hangul: 김태균, Hanja: 金泰均; born May 29, 1982) is a South Korean first baseman who plays for the Hanwha Eagles in the Korea Baseball Organization league.[1] He bats and throws right-handed.

Kim Tae-kyun
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Hanwha Eagles – No. 52
First baseman
Born: (1982-05-29) May 29, 1982 (age 36)
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
KBO: April 17, 2001, for the Hanwha Eagles
NPB: March 20, 2010, for the Chiba Lotte Marines
Last NPB appearance
June 15, 2011, for the Chiba Lotte Marines
KBO statistics
(through 2017)
Batting average.325
Home runs293
Runs batted in1,233
NPB statistics
Batting average.265
Home runs22
Runs batted in106
Teams
Career highlights and awards
Kim Tae-kyun
Medal record
Men's baseball
Representing  South Korea
World Baseball Classic
Silver medal – second place 2009 Los Angeles Team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 San Diego Team
Kim Tae-kyun
Hangul
김태균
Hanja
金泰均
Revised RomanizationGim Tae-gyun
McCune–ReischauerKim T'ae-gyun

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Amateur careerEdit

Kim attended Bugil High School in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. In 2000, he was selected for the South Korean Junior National Team. The team won the 2000 World Junior Baseball Championship in Edmonton, Canada, and Kim led the attack alongside Lee Dae-ho, Choo Shin-soo (the eventual MVP of this event) and Jeong Keun-woo, batting .433 with 3 home runs.

Notable international careersEdit

Year Venue Competition Team Individual Note
2000   Canada World Junior Baseball Championship   .433 BA (13-for-30), 3 HR, 11 RBI

Professional careerEdit

Kim was a first round pick of the Hanhwa Eagles in 2001 following a successful youth career. He made his KBO debut on April 17, 2001 as a starting first baseman against the Hyundai Unicorns. As a rookie in 2001, he hit 20 home runs and drove in 54 runs with a .335 batting average. After the 2001 season, Kim was honored with the Rookie of the Year Award. He became the first Eagles player to win the award.

In 2002, Kim experienced a sophomore slump, batting .255 with 7 home runs, but came back strong in 2003 to bat .319 with 31 home runs and 95 RBIs.

From 2003 through 2005, he notched three consecutive seasons batting .300+.

His stats dipped slightly in 2006 and 2007, but he broke out again in 2008, batting .324 with 31 home runs and 92 RBIs. He was first in home runs and slugging percentage, 4th in RBI, and 5th in batting average.

Personal Career[2]Edit

Kim was Cheongan-si Ambassador to Chungcheongnam-do in 2009.04. He was Neowiz Games Slugger PR Ambassador in 2009.5. He was Korean Red Cross Ambassador in 2013. He was Good Driver's Mileage Ambassador in 2013.07. He was also Korean Red Cross Ambassador in 2014.5.

Awards and honors[3]Edit

  • 2001 Rookie of the Year, Golden Glove Award (1B), Triple Crown Award, MVP of the Year
  • 2005 Golden Glove Award (1B), Triple Crown Award, MVP of the Year
  • 2008 Golden Glove Award (1B), Triple Crown Award, MVP of the Year
  • 2017 Professional Baseball 'Sports Seoul' Record of the Year Award
  • 2016 KBO Golden Glove designated hitter Award

AchievementsEdit

  • 2005 Golden Glove Award
  • 2008 Home Run Title
  • 2008 Slugging Percentage Leader
  • 2008 Golden Glove Award

Career statisticsEdit

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB SF BB HBP SO GIDP E AVG SLG OBP
2001 Hanwha 88 245 51 82 13 2 20 54 2 0 40 4 72 4 3 .335 .649 .436
2002 105 298 25 76 11 0 7 34 2 3 41 2 103 13 11 .255 .362 .347
2003 133 479 67 153 24 2 31 95 3 6 79 9 106 13 6 .319 .572 .424
2004 129 473 76 153 26 1 23 106 2 7 70 6 99 11 7 .323 .529 .412
2005 124 461 73 146 33 2 23 100 3 2 60 6 73 20 5 .317 .547 .401
2006 124 423 66 123 27 0 13 73 2 0 82 2 89 18 3 .291 .447 .405
2007 118 393 62 114 13 0 21 85 2 0 90 2 70 13 4 .290 .483 .420
2008 115 410 81 133 27 1 311 92 2 5 64 5 67 8 3 .324 .6221 .417
2009 95 336 63 111 15 0 19 62 2 2 51 4 71 12 1 .330 .545 .416
2012 126 416 61 151 24 0 16 80 3 5 81 11 69 11 2 .363 .536 .474
2013 101 345 41 110 24 0 10 52 0 4 73 8 67 14 1 .319 .475 .444
2014 118 422 66 154 30 0 18 84 0 5 70 11 73 18 3 .365 .564 .463
2015 133 408 61 129 28 0 21 104 3 5 98 12 80 19 9 .316 .539 .457
2016 144 529 94 193 39 0 23 136 1 108 9 97 11 4 .365 .569 .475
All-Time 1,653 5,638 887 1,828 334 8 276 1,157 25 1,001 93 1,136 185 62 .324 .533 .431

^1 Best stats in the league.

Notable international tournamentsEdit

Year Venue Competition Team Individual Note
2001   Chinese Taipei Baseball World Cup 6th .286 BA (2-for-7), 2 BB
2003   Cuba Baseball World Cup 8th .382 BA (13-for-34), 3 HR, 9 RBI, 10 R, 6 BB
2006   United States World Baseball Classic   .000 BA (0-for-1), 2 BB
2009   United States World Baseball Classic   .345 BA (10-for-29), 3 HR, 11 RBI, 9 R, 8 BB
All-Star (1B), HR / RBI / R title
2010   China Guangzhou Asian Games  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Yoo Jee-ho (September 19, 2016). "Hard-hitting outfielder lone bright spot for struggling club". Yonhap. Seoul. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "김태균, 네이버 인물검색, 경력사항". 네이버(Naver).
  3. ^ "김태균, 네이버 인물검색 수상경력". Naver.

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