2013 Korea Baseball Organization

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The 2013 Korea Baseball Organization season was the 32nd for the KBO. The league saw the addition of a 9th team, the NC Dinos, the first KBO expansion since the Ssangbangwool Raiders in 1991 and a return to an odd number of teams for the first time since 1990. Former major leaguer Jae-kuk Ryu made his KBO debut. Seung-yeop Lee became the KBO's all-time home run leader when he hit #352 in June, breaking Joon-hyuk Yang's record.


The KBO MVP was Nexen Heroes first baseman, Byung-ho Park, who repeated as winner after leading in homers, RBI and runs. The Rookie of the Year was Jae-hak Lee of the NC Dinos, who went 10-5 with a 2.88 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.


  1. Samsung Lions, 73-51-2
  2. LG Twins, 74-54
  3. Nexen Heroes, 72-54-3
  4. Doosan Bears, 71-54-3
  5. Lotte Giants, 66-58-4
  6. SK Wyverns, 62-63-3
  7. NC Dinos, 52-72-4
  8. KIA Tigers, 51-74-3
  9. Hanwha Eagles, 42-85-1

Playoffs: Doosan def. Nexen, 3 games to 2. Doosan def. LG, 3 games to 1.

2013 Korean Series: Samsung def. Doosan, 3 games to 1

Offensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching Leaders[edit]