Ryu Hyun-jin

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  • by dongie  -  August 4, 2016 07:26 AM

    Leessang snaps a photo with baseball player Ryu Hyun Jin

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    Psy gets the crowd going with his "Gentleman" dance at Dodger Stadium

    Psymade his grand return to Dodger Stadium to show his support for theLA Dodgers'Ryu Hyun Jin.Fans experienced some deja vu when he got up from the audience seat to dance to his newest single "Gentleman". Psy previously gave a surprise performance of "Gangnam Style" last year at …

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 Ryu Hyun-jin's Early life and education

Ryu was born in Incheon, South Korea on March 25, 1987, and attended Incheon's Dongsan High School. He is working[when?]towards a master's degree in community physical education in Daejeon University .

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 Ryu Hyun-jin's Career

Amateur[edit]

In 2004, Ryu underwent Tommy John surgery and did not pitch in any official games. In 2005, he led his team to the Blue Dragon Open National High School Championship, pitching 22 consecutive scoreless innings as the team's ace and batting .389 in the tournament. He was named Best Pitcher.

In 2005, Ryu was selected for the South Korea national junior team that was runner-up in the 6th Asian Junior Baseball Championship in Seoul , South Korea. Ryu started the semifinal match against Chinese Taipei , and helped his team reach the final, recording ten strikeouts and giving up one unearned run on four hits in six innings. During the competition, he pitched eight1&fras1;3innings with 14 strikeouts, and gave up an unearned run on five hits in three games (one start).

Hanwha Eagles (2006–2012)[edit]

In July 2005, Ryu was selected by the Hanwha Eagles as the 1st pick in the second round of the 2006 KBO League Draft, and made his professional debut on April 12, 2006. In his rookie year of 2006, Ryu finished with an 18–6 win-loss record, a 2.23 ERA and 205 strikeouts in 201.2 innings pitched. He earned the pitching Triple Crown , and was eventually named both Rookie of the year and Player of the Year. He became the only player in KBO history to win both the Rookie of the Year award and the MVP award in the same season.

In August 2008, Ryu competed for the South Korea national baseball team in the 2008 Summer Olympics , where they won the gold medal in the baseball tournament. In the team's third game of round-robin play, Ryu pitched a 1–0 complete game shutout victory over Canada , giving up five hits. In the gold medal game against Cuba , he pitched 81&fras1;3innings, allowing two earned runs in a 3–2 victory.

2012[edit]

In 2012, Ryu finished with a 2.66 ERA and 210 strikeouts, but earned only a 9-9 win-loss record and ten no decisions . Ryu repeatedly expressed his desire to play in the United States for Major League Baseball and scouts from many MLB teams visited Korea to see Ryu's pitching. Finally, on October 29, 2012, the Eagles announced that Ryu would be posted as early as November 1, 2012 to allow MLB teams to bid for the rights to negotiate with him.

Los Angeles Dodgers (2013–present)[edit]

Ryu pitching at Dodger Stadium in April 2013.

2013[edit]

This game was also his 100th career win, in South Korea and the U.S. combined.

In 30 starts with the Dodgers in 2013, Ryu was 14–8 with a 3.00 ERA. He was selected by Baseball America to their annual "All-Rookie team".

2014[edit]

He proceeded to start 26 games for the Dodgers in 2014, despite missing time with various injuries. He finished 14–7 with a 3.38 ERA.

2015[edit]

The surgery revealed that he needed his left shoulder labrum repaired, which was done on May 21, ending his chances of pitching during the 2015 season.

Popularity[edit]

A banner supporting Ryu hangs in Koreatown in Los Angeles in July 2013.

Ryu enjoys an popularity amongst South Korean baseball players, drawing South Korean fans as well as fans of Korean ancestry in nearly every stadium he pitches in. This may be attributed to South Korea's rise as a global baseball power, leading to a rise in popularity of the sport in South Korea beginning in the 2000s and 2010s.

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 Ryu Hyun-jin's Pitching style

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 Ryu Hyun-jin's In popular culture

  • Ryu has appeared onRunning Man, with Shin-Soo Choo on ep 119; Bae Suzy on ep 171 and 172; and with Kang Jung-ho on ep 227.

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 Ryu Hyun-jin's Career statistics

Korea Baseball Organization[edit]

Year Team W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB IBB SO AVG WHIP
2006Hanwha 18 6 2.23 30 28 6 1 1 201.2 159 57 50 11 2 52 3 204 .221 1.05
2007 17 7 2.94 30 30 6 1 0 211.0 195 74 69 15 3 68 4 178 .251 1.25
2008 14 7 3.31 26 26 2 1 0 165.2 144 66 61 12 1 67 2 143 .240 1.27
2009 13 12 3.57 28 27 4 2 0 189.1 180 80 75 19 2 67 3 188 .254 1.30
2010 16 4 1.82 25 25 5 3 0 192.2 149 42 39 11 9 45 2 187 .220 1.01
2011 11 7 3.36 24 18 3 0 0 126.0 101 54 47 12 1 38 0 128 .217 1.10
2012 9 9 2.66 27 27 1 0 0 182.2 153 58 54 12 5 46 6 210 .232 1.09
TOTAL 98 52 2.80 190 181 27 8 1 1269 1081 431 395 92 23 383 20 1238 .234 1.15

Notable international competitions[edit]

YearVenueCompetitionTeamIndividual Note
2005  South Korea Asian Junior Baseball ChampionshipSilver medal icon.svg 0–0; 0.00 ERA (3 G, 8.1 IP, 0 ER, 14 K)
2006  Qatar Asian GamesBronze medal icon.svg 0–0; 9.95 ERA (2 G, 6.1 IP, 7 ER, 6 K)
2007  Chinese Taipei Asian Baseball ChampionshipSilver medal icon.svg 1–0; 0.00 ERA (1 G, 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 5 K)
2008  Chinese Taipei Final Olympic Qualification TournamentSilver medal icon.svg 0–1; 3.00 ERA (2 G, 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 K)
2008  China Olympic GamesGold medal icon.svg 2–0; 1.04 ERA (2 G, 17.1 IP, 2 ER, 13 K)
2009  United States World Baseball ClassicSilver medal icon.svg 1–0; 2.57 ERA (5 G, 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 7 K)
2010  China Asian GamesGold medal icon.svg 1–0; 3.60 ERA (2 G, 10.0 IP, 4 ER, 8 K)

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 Ryu Hyun-jin's References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiwVuHxY-mw
  2. Gurnick, Ken (December 10, 2012). "Dodgers reach agreement with starter Ryu". Dodgers.MLB.com. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  3. "Dodgers spring training 2013: Adrian Gonzalez, Hyun-jin Ryu shine in win over Brewers". TrueblueLA.com. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  4. Giants 3, Dodgers 0
  5. Gonzo fuels Dodgers' attack in sweep of Bucs
  6. Hyun-jin Ryu better than advertised in Dodgers' 7-5 win over Diamondbacks
  7. "류현진, 대망의 한미 통산 100승까지 걸어온 길". OSEN. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  8. "Ryu Hyun-jin strikes out 12 in 6 innings". Xports sports. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  9. "Hyun-jin Ryu shuts out Angels in signature performance". SB Nation. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  10. Eddy, Matt (October 3, 2013). "2013 Major League All-Rookie Team". Baseball America.com. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  11. Ryu Hyun-jin gets no-decision in first big league postseason start. Korean Herald. October 7, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013.
  12. "Ryu again proves too much for D-backs to handle". Retrieved 12 April 2014. 
  13. Hernandez, Dylan (February 25, 2015). "Back tightness sidelines Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu, but he's not worried". LA Times. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  14. "Dodgers’ Ryu to Rest Shoulder". NY Times. Associated Press. March 25, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  15. Hoornstra, JP (April 19, 2015). "Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu's shoulder pain-free, timetable uncertain". LA Daily News. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  16. Gurnick, Ken (May 4, 2015). "Ryu moved to 60-day DL". mlb.com. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  17. Stephen, Eric (May 6, 2015). "Hyun-jin Ryu has setback in rehab from shoulder injury". SB Nation. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  18. Saxon, Mark (May 19, 2015). "Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu to have surgery, may be lost for season". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  19. Hoornstra, JP (May 21, 2015). "Hyun-Jin Ryu has his left shoulder labrum repaired, won’t return until 2016.". LA Daily News. Retrieved May 21, 2015. 
  20. "A.J. Ellis' career-best 5 RBIs help Dodgers roll Blue Jays". 
  21. [1] Ryu Hyun-jin – mlb.com.
  22. FanGraphs Pitch Type
  23. Eun Yong, Yoon (26 April 2013). "The best pitching Ryu Hyunjin, there are three big chances to win". 
  24. "Who Are Ya: Hyun-Jin Ryu". Jul 22, 2013. 

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