2020 Korea Baseball Organization

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The 2020 Korea Baseball Organization season was the 39th for the KBO. It received more attention than most; as South Korea controlled COVID-19 better than most other countries, the KBO season was the top league active for a period (the 2020 CPBL, a lesser circuit, had started even earlier). The KBO was also one of the first leagues to allow fans in, but had to stop having fans for a period as COVID-19 rates increased.

Awards[edit]

The KBO MVP went to kt Wiz outfielder Mel Rojas Jr., the first winner born in Latin America. He fell .005 shy of a Triple Crown in his 4th season with the Wiz. His teammate Hyeong-jun So won KBO Rookie of the Year after posting a 13-6, 3.86 record; he was the first rookie fresh from high school to win double-digit games since Hyun-jin Ryu in 2007.

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.

Standings[edit]

(Manager in parantheses)

  1. NC Dinos, 83-55-6 (Dong-wook Lee)
  2. kt Wiz, 81-62-1 (Kang-chul Lee)
  3. Doosan Bears, 79-61-4 (Tae-hyeong Kim)
  4. LG Twins, 79-61-4 (Jung-il Ryu)
  5. Kiwoom Heroes, 80-63-1 (Hyuk Son)
  6. KIA Tigers, 73-71 (Matt Williams)
  7. Lotte Giants, 71-72-1 (Mun-hoi Heo)
  8. Samsung Lions, 51-92-1 (Sam-young Heo)
  9. SK Wyverns, 51-92-1 (Kyoung-youb Youm)
  10. Hanwha Eagles, 46-95-3 (Yong-deok Han/Won-ho Choi)

Playoffs: LG def. Kiwoom in the Wild Card Game. Doosan def. LG, 2 games to 0. Doosan def. kt, 3 games to 1.

2020 Korean Series: NC def. Doosan, 4 games to 2

Offensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching Leaders[edit]