Hyun-Soo Kim

김현수 / Kim Hyun Soo (Gim Hyeon Su)

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 Hyun-Soo Kim's Amateur career

Kim attended Shinil High School in Seoul , South Korea . In September 2005, he competed for the South Korea national junior team, that was runner-up at the 6th Asian Junior Baseball Championship in Seoul, South Korea. At the championship, he went 1-for-4 as a backup outfielder in the South Korean roster.

given annually to the most outstanding high school hitter in South Korea.

Notable international careers[edit]

YearVenueCompetitionTeamIndividual Note
2005  South Korea Asian Junior Baseball ChampionshipSilver medal icon.svg .250 BA (1-for-4)

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 Hyun-Soo Kim's Professional career

KBO League[edit]

Doosan Bears[edit]

Upon graduation from high school, Kim made himself eligible for the 2006 KBO First-Year Player Draft, but went undrafted. Instead, he was signed by the Doosan Bears as an undrafted free agent . He spent the whole 2006 season playing for the reserve team of the Bears.

In the 2007 season, Kim took over the starting job after starting outfielder Yoo Jae-woong was sidelined with a sprained ankle in the beginning of the season. Kim hit .273 with 5 home runs and 32 runs batted in in 99 games, and finished runner-up for Rookie of the Year.

In the 2008 KBO season, Kim won the batting title with an average of .357 and was first in hits with 168. He finished runner-up in MVP voting and won the Golden Glove Award as an outfielder.

In August 2008, Kim competed for the South Korea national baseball team in the 2008 Olympic Games , where they won the gold medal in the baseball tournament. In the preliminary round game against Japan , Kim hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth off closer Iwase Hitoki to break a 2-2 tie as a pinch hitter , leading South Korea to a 5-3 win over Japan.

In March 2009, Kim competed for the South Korea national baseball team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic , where they finished runner-up with a 6-3 record. In the tournament, he went 11-for-28 (.393) with 4 RBIs, 6 runs and 7 walks, and was named to the All-Star team at designated hitter .

In the 2009 KBO season, Kim exploded offensively, batting .357 and smacking 23 home runs. He defended his hit title with 172, and was runner-up in RBI (104) and triples (6), third in batting average , runs (97), doubles (31), on-base percentage (.448) and slugging percentage (.589), and eleventh in home runs .

Major League Baseball[edit]

Baltimore Orioles[edit]

Kim finished his first month of Major League baseball having played in only six games, but making an impact, going 9-for-15 (.600), driving in one run, scoring two runs, and having an on-base percentage of .647.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2008 KBO Golden Glove Award (Outfielder)
  • 2009 KBO Golden Glove Award (Outfielder)
  • 2010 KBO Golden Glove Award (Outfielder)


  • 2008 Batting Title
  • 2008 On-base Percentage Title
  • 2008 Hit Title
  • 2009 Hit Title

Notable international careers[edit]

Kim Hyun-soo in the outfield during the 2009 World Baseball Classic for the South Korea national baseball team .
YearVenueCompetitionTeamIndividual Note
2008  China Olympic GamesGold medal icon.svg.370 BA (10-for-27), 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB
2009  United States World Baseball ClassicSilver medal icon.svg.393 BA (11-for-28), 4 RBI, 6 R, 7 BB
All-Star ( DH )
2010  China Asian GamesGold medal icon.svg.556 BA (10-for-18), 5 RBI, 2 BB
2013  Chinese Taipei World Baseball Classic9th.250 BA (3-for-12), 2 RBI, 1 BB
2014  South Korea Asian GamesGold medal icon.svg.421 BA (8-for-19), 4 RBI, 7 R, 4 BB
2015  Japan Premier12Gold medal icon.svg.344 BA (11-for-32), 13 RBI, 4 R, 1 SB
MVP,All-Star ( OF )

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 Hyun-Soo Kim's References

  1. 김창영 (May 19, 2008). "타율 1위 맹타, 두산 김현수 ‘연습생 신화’". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean) (Seoul). Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. 강필주 (December 11, 2009). "KIA, GG 수상자 4명 배출…최다득표 김현수(종합)". OSEN (in Korean) (Seoul). Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. Kruth, Cash (December 16, 2015). "Orioles reportedly sign Korean outfielder Kim". MLB.com. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  4. jung, seyung (2016-04-11). "kim hyun soo did multi hit his first match". 

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