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LG Twins Baseball Club (Korean: LG 트윈스 프로야구단) is a South Korean professional baseball team based in Seoul, South Korea. They are a member of the KBO League and are one of the most popular baseball teams in Korea. They gained many fans in the 1980s–2000s, most of whom live in Seoul. The club was first established as MBC Chungyong owned by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation until 1989, when it was then taken over by LG Corporation. The LG Twins play their home games at Jamsil Baseball Stadium, which they share with their rival, the Doosan Bears.[1] Chungyong first used Jamsil Baseball Stadium since 1982—the first year of Korean pro baseball league—and the Bears started using the same stadium three years later, in 1985.

LG Twins
LG 트윈스
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Team logo Cap insignia
Information
LeagueKBO League (1982–present)
LocationSeoul, South Korea
BallparkJamsil Baseball Stadium (1982–present)
Year established1982; 37 years ago (1982)
League championships1983,[a] 1990, 1994
Korean Series championships1990, 1994
Former name(s)MBC Chungryong (1982–1989)
ColorsBlack, maroon and grey
              
Retired numbers9, 41
OwnershipLG Corporation
ManagerRyu Joong-il
Websitehttp://www.lgtwins.com
Uniforms
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The Twins won the Korean Series in 1990—the first year with their new name—and 1994. The Korean Series MVP was Kim Yong-soo in both Series. Kim's number, 41, was for many years the only retired number of the team, before Lee Byung-kyu's number 9 was retired on July 9, 2017 in a ceremony that took place both before and after the game against the Hanwha Eagles.

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Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season Stadium League Finish Regular season Postseason Awards
Rank Games Wins Losses Draws Win% BA HR ERA
MBC Chungyong
1982 Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium KBO 3/6 3/6 40 22 18 0 .550 .282 65 3.51 Did not qualify
Jamsil Baseball Stadium 3/6 40 24 16 0 .600
1983 KBO 2/6 3/6 50 25 24 1 .510 .256 45 2.72 Lost Korean Series vs. Haitai Tigers (0–1–4)
1/6 50 30 19 1 .612
1984 KBO 4/6 3/6 50 27 22 1 .551 .253 47 3.19 Did not qualify
3/6 50 24 26 0 .480
1985 KBO 5/6 5/6 55 24 31 0 .436 .246 37 3.24 Did not qualify
6/6 55 20 34 1 .370
1986 KBO 3/7 4/7 54 28 22 4 .560 .265 37 2.78 Did not qualify Kim Keon-woo (ROTY)
3/7 54 31 19 4 .620
1987 KBO 5/7 5/7 54 24 27 3 .472 .258 36 3.36 Did not qualify
4/7 54 26 24 4 .519
1988 KBO 6/7 7/7 54 17 35 2 .333 .260 42 3.95 Did not qualify Lee Yong-chul (ROTY)
6/7 54 23 29 2 .444
1989 KBO 6/7 6/7 120 49 67 4 .425 .252 42 4.28 Did not qualify
LG Twins
1990 Jamsil Baseball Stadium KBO 1/7 1/7 120 71 49 0 .592 .271 61 3.38 Won Korean Series vs. Samsung Lions (4–0) Kim Dong-soo (ROTY)
1991 KBO 6/8 6/8 126 53 72 1 .425 .244 53 4.38 Did not qualify
1992 KBO 7/8 7/8 126 53 70 3 .433 .257 108 4.29 Did not qualify
1993 KBO 4/8 4/8 126 66 57 3 .536 .256 74 3.07 Won Semi-playoff vs. OB Bears (2–1)
Lost Playoff vs. Samsung Lions (2–3)
1994 KBO 1/8 1/8 126 81 45 0 .643 .282 88 3.14 Won Korean Series vs. Taepyoungyang Dolphins (4–0) Yu Ji-hyeon (ROTY)
1995 KBO 3/8 2/8 126 74 48 4 .603 .257 79 3.21 Lost Playoff vs. Lotte Giants (2–4)
1996 KBO 7/8 7/8 126 50 71 5 .417 .246 98 4.11 Did not qualify
1997 KBO 2/8 2/8 126 73 51 2 .587 .267 83 3.78 Won Playoff vs. Samsung Lions (3–2)
Lost Korean Series vs. Haitai Tigers (1–4)
Lee Byung-kyu (ROTY)
1998 KBO 2/8 3/8 126 63 62 1 .504 .267 100 4.18 Won Semi-playoff vs. OB Bears (2–0)
Won Playoff vs. Samsung Lions (3–1)
Lost Korean Series vs. Hyundai Unicorns (2–4)
 
1999 Magic League 3/8 3/4 132 61 70 1 .466 .281 145 5.49 Did not qualify
2000 Magic League 4/8 1/4 133 67 63 3 .515 .273 122 4.45 Lost Playoff vs. Doosan Bears (2–4)  
2001 KBO 6/8 6/8 133 58 67 8 .464 .276 85 5.13 Did not qualify
2002 KBO 2/8 4/8 133 66 61 6 .520 .261 100 3.94 Won Semi-playoff vs. Hyundai Unicorns (2–0)
Won Playoff vs. Kia Tigers (3–2)
Lost Korean Series vs. Samsung Lions (2–4)
2003 KBO 6/8 6/8 133 60 71 2 .458 .249 106 4.01 Did not qualify
2004 KBO 6/8 6/8 133 59 70 4 .457 .259 102 4.38 Did not qualify
2005 KBO 6/8 6/8 126 54 71 1 .432 .260 105 4.90 Did not qualify
2006 KBO 8/8 8/8 126 47 75 4 .385 .246 81 4.22 Did not qualify
2007 KBO 5/8 5/8 126 58 62 6 .483 .268 78 4.34 Did not qualify  
2008 KBO 8/8 8/8 126 46 80 0 .365 .256 66 4.88 Did not qualify
2009 KBO 8/8 8/8 133 54 75 4 .406 .278 129 5.42 Did not qualify
2010 KBO 6/8 6/8 133 57 71 5 .445 .276 121 5.23 Did not qualify
2011 KBO 6/8 6/8 133 59 72 2 .450 .266 94 4.15 Did not qualify
2012 KBO 7/8 7/8 133 57 72 4 .442 .261 59 4.02 Did not qualify  
2013 KBO 3/9 2/9 128 74 54 0 .578 .282 59 3.72 Lost Playoff vs. Doosan Bears (1–3)  
2014 KBO 4/9 4/9 128 62 64 2 .492 .279 90 4.58 Won Semi-playoff vs. NC Dinos (3–1)
Lost Playoff vs. Nexen Heroes (1–3)
 
2015 KBO 9/10 9/10 144 64 78 2 .451 .271 114 4.62 Did not qualify
2016 KBO 4/10 4/10 144 71 71 2 .500 .290 118 5.10 Won Wild Card vs. Kia Tigers (2–1)
Won Semi-playoff vs. Nexen Heroes (3–1)
Lost Playoff vs. NC Dinos (1–3)
 
2017 KBO 6/10 6/10 144 69 72 3 .489 .281 110 4.32 Did not qualify
2018 KBO 8/10 8/10 144 68 75 1 .476 .293 148 5.29 Did not qualify
  Overall record Wins Losses Draws Win%  
Regular Season 2189 2332 106 .485
Postseason 45 45 1 .500
Total 2234 2377 107 .485

PersonnelEdit

Current lineupEdit

LG Twins roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders
Insert tommy Joseph

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

Futures League
Rookie League


updated on 6 January 2018
All KBO League rosters

ManagersEdit

In popular cultureEdit

The team features prominently in the tvN drama Reply 1994, where the team's 1994 coach is a main character. The team is referenced under a different name, "Seoul Twins" (Korean: 서울 쌍둥이), due to trademark issues with the LG Corporation.[2]

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ Latter half pennant winner.
General
  • "Complete league history and statistics" (in Korean). Korean Baseball League. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
Specific
  1. ^ "Sports in Korea Korean Pro Baseball". english.visitkorea.or.kr. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2016.
  2. ^ "응답하라 1994, LG트윈스를 왜 서울쌍둥이라 했을까?". Naver. November 19, 2013.

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