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Ki-ryong Ha

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Ki-ryong Ha (하기룡)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Ki-ryong Ha was a top pitcher in the first years of the Korea Baseball Organization.

Ha won Silver with the South Korean national team in the 1981 World Games and played in the 1981 Intercontinental Cup. He broke in with the MBC Blue Dragons in the KBO's first season, 1982. He went 13-10 with 9 saves and a 2.30 ERA that year, putting him among the leaders in games pitched (43, 4th), complete games (7, 6th), ERA (2nd to former minor leaguer Chul-soon Park), wins (6th), shutouts (4, 1st), saves (2nd, two behind Gyu-bong Hwang) and strikeouts (107, 3rd, after Sang-soo No and Park). Ha was 10-11 with four saves and a 2.33 ERA in 1983, leading in ERA by .01 over Hiroaki Fukushi; he did not make the top 5 in any other department, though he was 7th in wins, 6th in saves, 8th in games pitched (36) and 10th in strikeouts (73).

The Seoul native went 15-8 with a save and a 2.82 ERA in 1984, placing 7th in ERA, 4th in wins, 5th in complete games and tied Hisao Niura for first in shutouts (3). After that, his performances declined: 5-10, 2 Sv, 2.92 in 1985 (10th in ERA); 6-1, 4.11 in 1986; 1-3, 4.11 in 1987 and 5 runs in 4 2/3 IP in 1989.

Overall, Ha was 50-43 with 16 saves and a 2.87 ERA in 181 KBO games.

He later coached for the LG Twins, Samsung Lions, Doosan Bears and Hyundai Unicorns.