2007 Korea Baseball Organization
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The 2007 Korea Baseball Organization was the 26th Korea Baseball Organization season. The MVP was Danny Rios, a pitcher for the Doosan Bears. Born in Spain to Cuban parents and raised in the US, Rios was the second foreigner to be named KBO MVP and the first non-Asian to win 20 games in the league. He went 22-5 with a 2.07 ERA, the most wins in the KBO since Hiroaki Fukushi[ back in 1983. The SK Wyverns won their first Korean Series title, guided by rookie skipper Man-soo Lee. Also notable was the return to Korea of Hee-seop Choi, the first Korean position player in the majors; Choi hit .337/.386/.528 in 52 games and would have finished second in the batting race had he qualified.
The Hyundai Unicorns played their last season; the Woori Heroes replaced them in 2008.
The KBO MVP was Danny Rios of the Bears. The KBO Rookie of the Year was Doosan pitcher Tae-hoon Im, who was 7-3 with a 2.40 ERA.
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.
- P: Danny Rios, Doosan Bears
- C: Kyung-wan Park, SK Wyverns
- 1B: Dae-ho Lee, Lotte Giants
- 2B: Young-min Ko, Doosan Bears
- SS: Jin-man Park, Samsung Lions
- 3B: Dong-joo Kim, Doosan Bears
- OF: Jong-soo Shim, Samsung Lions
- OF: Dae-hyung Lee, LG Twins
- OF: Jong-wook Lee, Doosan Bears
- DH: Joon-hyuk Yang, Samsung Lions
- SK Wyverns, 73-48-5
- Doosan Bears, 70-54-2
- Hanwha Eagles, 67-57-2
- Samsung Lions, 62-60-4
- LG Twins, 58-62-6
- Hyundai Unicorns, 56-69-1
- Lotte Giants, 55-68-3
- KIA Tigers, 51-74-1
Playoffs: Hanwha def. Samsung, 2 games to 1; Doosan def. Hanwha, 3 games to 0
2007 Korean Series: SK def. Doosan, 4 games to 2.
- Average - Hyun-gon Lee, KIA .338
- Home Runs - Jong-soo Shim, Samsung 31
- RBI - Shim, 101
- Steals - Dae-hyung Lee, Lotte 53
- ERA - Danny Rios, Doosan, 2.07
- Wins - Rios, 22
- Saves - Seung-hwan Oh, Samsung 40
- Strikeouts - Hyun-jin Ryu, Hanwha 178
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