Dong-wook Lee

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Dong-wook Lee (이동욱)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 180 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dong-wook Lee was an Olympic infielder.

Lee was 7 for 19 with two walks in the 1996 Olympics, third on Korea in average behind Hyuk Kang and Byung-kyu Lee. He fielded .905, splitting 2B with Jae-Ho Back, backing up Pil-sun Kang at 3B and serving as the third-string SS. The Lotte Giants drafted him in the second round in 1997; he made his Korea Baseball Organization debut that year, going 1 for 12 with a double. He did not play the next year and was 0 for 2 in 1999.

In 2000, he was 5 for 32 with five walks; all but one of his hits went for extra bases, with two doubles and two home runs. He was 1 for 9 for the 2001 Giants. In 2002, he had his best year, hitting .268/.330/.369 in 79 games and getting three-quarters of his career 60 hits. He was 8 for 49 in 2003 to end his playing career.

Lee coached for Lotte from 2004-2007, the LG Twins (2007-2011) and the NC Dinos (2013-2018). He became NC's manager in 2019. They were 73-69-2 that year, 83-55-6 in 2020 (winning the 2020 Korean Series) and 67-68-9 in 2021. After a 9-24 start in 2022, he was replaced by In-kwon Kang, less than two years after winning it all.