Lee Jong-wook (baseball)
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|NC Dinos – No. 39|
|Born:June 18, 1980|
|February 2, 2003, for the Hyundai Unicorns|
|KBO statistics |
|World Baseball Classic|
|2009 Los Angeles||Team|
|Revised Romanization||I Jong-uk|
In 2006, when he was discharged from the military, he joined the Doosan Bears as a trainee. At that time, he tried to practice and develop his skill. At last, The Doosan's Head coach Kim Kyung-Moon selected him and Lee tried to survive, not to lose the opportunity. As a result, he could settle down the major group of Bears.
In Summer Olympic Games 2008, Lee contributed to win the gold medal for his national team. In the team's first game of round-robin play against the United States, he hit the game-winning sacrifice fly to score Lee Taek-Keun in the bottom of the 9th inning.
His biggest advantage was to run fast. Therefore, he made fifty-one steals in that season even though his team failed to join the post-season in 2006. Next year, he made forty-seven steals while he hit a homer and made a 0.316 hitting average. He can run to the third base if he hit a ball to the further course of a stadium. He can steal to the second or third base in any situation even a good pitcher marks tightly or a catcher throws a ball exactly. In addition, he can catch a flying ball which drops into the point in which any outfielder get hardly or miss.
He contributed and led the Bears to the Final round of 2007 and 2008 post-season. Especially he made 0.517 hitting average and three SBs in playoffs 2008. And won the Most Valuable Player straight two years in 2007 and 2008 playoff of two post-seasons.
Awards and honorsEdit
- 2007 Golden Glove Award (Outfielder)
- 2008 Golden Glove Award (Outfielder)
- 2010 Golden Glove Award (Outfielder)
- 2006 Stolen Bases Title
- 2008 Runs Leader
Bold = led KBO