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. Jung-hoo Lee set a new record with 49 doubles.
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.
- P: Raúl Alcántara, Doosan Bears
- C: Eui-ji Yang, NC Dinos
- 1B: Baek-ho Kang, kt Wiz
- 2B: Min-woo Park, NC Dinos
- 3B: Jae-gyun Hwang, kt Wiz
- SS: Ha-seong Kim, Kiwoom Heroes
- OF: Hyun-soo Kim, LG Twins
- OF: Jung-hoo Lee, Kiwoom Heroes
- OF: Mel Rojas Jr., kt Wiz
- DH: Hyoung-woo Choi, KIA Tigers
(Manager in parantheses)
- NC Dinos, 83-55-6 (Dong-wook Lee)
- kt Wiz, 81-62-1 (Kang-chul Lee)
- Doosan Bears, 79-61-4 (Tae-hyeong Kim)
- LG Twins, 79-61-4 (Jung-il Ryu)
- Kiwoom Heroes, 80-63-1 (Hyuk Son)
- KIA Tigers, 73-71 (Matt Williams)
- Lotte Giants, 71-72-1 (Mun-hoi Heo)
- Samsung Lions, 51-92-1 (Sam-young Heo)
- SK Wyverns, 51-92-1 (Kyoung-youb Youm)
- 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
- Average - Hyung-woo Choi, KIA .354
- Home Runs - Mel Rojas Jr., kt 47
- RBI - Rojas, 135
- Steals - Woo-jun Shim, kt 35