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S. Korean pitcher signs record-high contract with Japan team

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Yonhap) -- Relief pitcher Oh Seung-hwan of the Samsung Lions decided to move to Japan's Hanshin Tigers on a record-breaking, first-term contract, his agency said Friday.

Samsung Lions defeat Fortitudo Bologna to open Asia Series in Taiwan

TAICHUNG, Taiwan, Nov. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korean baseball champions Samsung Lions defeated Fortitudo Bologna of Italy 5-2 to open the Asia Series tournament in Taiwan on Friday. At Intercontinental Baseball Stadium, Lee Seung-yeop belted a tie-breaking three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth, powering the three-time reigning Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) champs past the Italian club. The Lions will next face the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions, the reigning Taiwanese champions, on Sunday at Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium.

Nexen slugger Park Byung-ho earns 2nd straight MVP in KBO

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Yonhap) -- Park Byung-ho of the Nexen Heroes was voted the most valuable player in the top South Korean baseball league for the second straight year on Monday. Park earned 84 out of 98 possible votes to pick up his second MVP trophy in a row in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO). The slugging first baseman led the league in five offensive categories, including home runs and RBIs.

Slumping Samsung slugger Lee Seung-yeop hoping for breakout in championship decider

By Yoo Jee-ho DAEGU, Nov. 1 (Yonhap) -- After falling behind three games to one in the Korean Series against the Doosan Bears, the Samsung Lions have stormed back to win two straight games to force the decisive Game 7 for later Friday. And they have erased the deficit despite struggles of Lee Seung-yeop, one of their key left-handed bats. Lee, the all-time home run leader in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) with 358, has long made a career out of delivering key hits in crucial moments, both for the Lions and with the South Korean national team.

Overhauled lineup does wonders for Samsung in Korean Series

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- It might have been a desperate move on the part of the Samsung Lions' manager Ryu Joong-il, but reshuffling the struggling lineup kept the two-time defending champions alive in the Korean Series. After scoring seven runs in four previous games against the Doosan Bears in their battle for the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) championship, the new-look Lions on Tuesday enjoyed a 7-5 victory in Game 5 to live to see another day in the best-of-seven affair.

Overhauled lineup does wonders for Samsung in Korean Series

By Yoo Jee-ho SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Yonhap) -- It might have been a desperate move on the part of the Samsung Lions' manager Ryu Joong-il, but reshuffling the struggling lineup kept the two-time defending champions alive in the Korean Series. After scoring seven runs in four previous games against the Doosan Bears in their battle for the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) championship, the new-look Lions on Tuesday enjoyed a 7-5 victory in Game 5 to live to see another day in the best-of-seven affair.

Samsung Lions become first to win three consecutive baseball pennants

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Yonhap) -- The Samsung Lions have become the first club to win the South Korean baseball pennant in three consecutive seasons. The Lions clinched first place in the 2013 regular season in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) with a 9-2 win on the road over the Lotte Giants in Busan Wednesday night. The win improved the Lions' record to 75 wins, 50 losses and two ties, with one game remaining in 2013. They hold a three-game lead over the Nexen Heroes.

Samsung's Lee Seung-yeop becomes all-time home run leader in S. Korean baseball

INCHEON, June 20 (Yonhap) -- Lee Seung-yeop of the Samsung Lions became the greatest home run hitter in South Korean baseball on Thursday. Lee belted his 352nd career home run against the SK Wyverns in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to overtake the retired All-Star Yang Joon-hyuk as the league's all-time leader. With runners on first and third with one out in the top third, Lee, batting cleanup, took SK starter Yoon Hee-sang over the left field for his seventh home run of the season. It broke the 1-1 deadlock between the teams.

Samsung's Lee Seung-yeop becomes all-time home run leader in S. Korean baseball

INCHEON, June 20 (Yonhap) -- Lee Seung-yeop of the Samsung Lions became the greatest home run hitter in South Korean baseball on Thursday. Lee belted his 352nd career home run against the SK Wyverns in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to overtake the retired All-Star Yang Joon-hyuk as the league's all-time leader. With runners on first and third with one out in the top third, Lee, batting cleanup, took SK starter Yoon Hee-sang over the left field for his seventh home run of the season. It broke the 1-1 deadlock between the teams.

Samsung's Lee Seung-yeop becomes all-time home run leader in S. Korean baseball

INCHEON, June 20 (Yonhap) -- Lee Seung-yeop of the Samsung Lions became the greatest home run hitter in South Korean baseball on Thursday. Lee belted his 352nd career home run against the SK Wyverns in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to overtake the retired All-Star Yang Joon-hyuk as the league's all-time leader. Lee, 36, tied Yang's record last Saturday in his 1,321st game, and surpassed his former Samsung teammate in his 1,324th game. Yang retired in 2010 after playing 2,057 games in 18 seasons.
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