NC Dinos

NC Dinos (Korean: 엔씨 다이노스) are a South Korean professional baseball team based in Changwon. They have competed in KBO League since 2013. Their home stadium is Changwon NC Park since 2019. NC Dinos are owned by a video game developer NCSoft Corporation, and named after that company.

NC Dinos
NC 다이노스
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Team logo Cap insignia
Information
LeagueKBO League (2013–present)
LocationChangwon, South Korea
BallparkChangwon NC Park (2019–present)
Year established2011; 9 years ago (2011)
Former ballparksMasan Baseball Stadium (2012–2018)
ColorsBlue and gold
         
OwnershipNCSoft
ManagerLee Dong-wook
Websitewww.ncdinos.com
Uniforms
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HistoryEdit

On July 1, 2010, three cities, which were Changwon, Masan and Jinhae, were integrated into one city, Changwon. As a result of the integration, Changwon became the 11th largest city in South Korea. Afterward, Changwon drove forward the project, which attracted a baseball team in the city. On December 22, 2010, video game company NCSOFT submitted a plan that it wanted to found a baseball team that would be later admitted to the KBO as a member franchise. Changwon hereby became the first city having a baseball team among all the non-metropolitan cities in South Korea.

In the 2012 season, NC Dinos competed in the unaffiliated Freedom Division of the Korea Baseball Futures League. On May 8, 2012, the Korea Baseball Organization officially approved NC Dinos' admission to the KBO League to start off the 2013 season.[1]

On April 11, 2013, the NC Dinos won their first game in the club's history against the LG Twins.[2]

As a new team in 2013, the Dinos were allowed three foreign players on their roster (as opposed to the usual two). In 2014, that limit was raised to four (while all non-expansion teams were limited to three).[3] The 2014 Dinos signed pitchers Charlie Shirek, Eric Hacker, Thad Weber, and outfielder Eric Thames.[3]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Year Stadium Rank Regular Season Postseason Awards
Standings Games Wins Losses Draws Win% BA HR ERA
2013 Masan
Baseball Stadium
7/9 7/9 128 52 72 4 .419 .244 86 3.96 Did not qualify Lee Jae-hak (ROTY)
2014 4/9 3/9 128 70 57 1 .551 .282 143 4.29 Lost Semi-playoff vs. LG Twins (1–3) Park Min-woo (ROTY)
2015 3/10 2/10 144 84 57 3 .596 .289 161 4.26 Lost Playoff vs. Doosan Bears (2–3) Eric Thames (MVP)
2016 2/10 2/10 144 83 58 3 .589 .291 169 4.48 Won Playoff vs. LG Twins (3–1)
Lost Korean Series vs. Doosan Bears (0–4)
2017 4/10 4/10 144 79 62 3 .560 .293 149 4.71 Won Wild Card vs. SK Wyverns (1–0)
Won Semi-playoff vs. Lotte Giants (3–2)
Lost Playoff vs. Doosan Bears (1–3)
2018 10/10 10/10 144 58 85 1 .406 .261 143 5.48 Did not qualify
2019 Changwon
NC Park
5/10 5/10 144 73 70 2 .511 .278 128 4.02 Lost Wild Card vs. LG Twins (0-1)
Overall record Games Wins Losses Draws Win%  
Regular Season 975 499 461 15 .519
Postseason 28 11 17 0 .414
Total 1003 510 478 15 .516

RosterEdit

NC Dinos roster
Players Coaches/Other
Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches


updated on 5 June 2018
All KBO League rosters

ManagersEdit

Notable AlumniEdit

MascotEdit

The NC Dinos have two mascots. Seri is a green Brontosaurus that wears a necklace and has affectionately been nicknamed "swole daddy" by SB Nation.[4] The Dino's other mascot, Dandi, is a blue Tyrannosaurus.[5]

ReferencesEdit

General
  • "Complete league history and statistics" (in Korean). Korean Baseball League. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
Specific
  1. ^ "NC Dinos to enter first division," Korea JoongAng Daily (May 8, 2012).
  2. ^ "7전8기… NC 감격의 창단 첫승". Hankook i .com. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b "KBO clubs snatch up new foreign players following rule change," Yonhap News Agency (December 16, 2013).
  4. ^ Dator, James (2020-05-11). "I accidentally re-named the NC Dinos mascot 'Swole Daddy'". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2020-05-16.
  5. ^ "All other mascots just got served by this incredible KBO dancing dinosaur". MLB.com. Retrieved 2020-05-16.

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