2003 Korea Baseball Organization

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The 2003 Korea Baseball Organization was the 22nd KBO season. The Hyundai Unicorns won their third Korean Series, beating the SK Wyverns. The season was notable for Seung-yeop Lee setting not only the KBO home run record by going deep 56 times, but the Asian record (Alex Cabrera, Sadaharu Oh and Tuffy Rhodes had all hit 56 in Nippon Pro Baseball). Lee barely won the home run crown, as Jong-soo Shim cracked 53 homers.


The KBO MVP was Seung-yeop Lee, winning the award for a record fifth time and a record third in a row. The KBO Rookie of the Year was Dong-hak Lee.

The following players won Gold Gloves, which in the KBO go to the best overall player at each position are not a defensive (only) award.


  1. Hyundai Unicorns, 80-51-2
  2. KIA Tigers, 78-50-5
  3. Samsung Lions, 76-53-4
  4. SK Wyverns, 66-64-3
  5. Hanwha Eagles, 63-65-5
  6. LG Twins, 60-71-2
  7. Doosan Bears, 57-74-2
  8. Lotte Giants, 39-91-3

Playoffs: SK def. Samsung, 2 games to 0. SK def. KIA, 3 games to 0.

2003 Korean Series: Hyundai def. SK, 4 games to 3.

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