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Samsung Lions

Samsung Lions
삼성 라이온즈
Team logo Cap insignia
League Korea Professional Baseball (1982–present)
Location Daegu
Ballpark Daegu Baseball Stadium (1982–present)
Year established 1982
Nickname(s) Lion
League championships (8): 1985, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Post-season championships (7): 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Colors Blue, White
Retired numbers 10, 22
Ownership Samsung
Manager Ryu Joong-Il
General Manager An Hyun-ho
Samsung Sports
Football Baseball Volleyball
Basketball (Men's) Basketball (Women's) Rugby Union
Table Tennis Tennis Badminton
Athletics Taekwondo Wrestling
Equestrian E-Sports Sports
Word mark of Samsung Lions
Mascot emblem of Samsung Lions

Samsung Lions Baseball Club (Daegu Baseball Stadium. They have won the Korean Series six times.[2] They are the current Korean champions and also the defending Asia Series champions, becoming the first non-Japanese located team to win the tournament since its inception.

The Samsung Lions won the Korean baseball championship for a third straight year, defeating the Doosan Bears in the deciding seventh game.[3]

The first retired number in the Samsung Lions organization was number 22, in honour of the legendary catcher and slugger, Yang Joon-Hyuk. Yang led the league in batting four times, and holds six batting career records including the home run record with 351. The expected retired number is number 36, in honour of the batter Lee Seung-Yeop, who has returned to the club after a period in the Nippon Professional Baseball.

Julio Franco of the Atlanta Braves once was a member of this team. The team also has an avid following amongst Americans living in South Korea[4]


  • Retired numbers 1
  • Season by season records 2
  • Current roster 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Retired numbers

Yang Joon-Hyuk

Lee Man-Soo

Season by season records

Current roster


  1. ^ "삼성라이온즈". Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ "ł×ŔĚšö ˝şĆ÷Ă÷". Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  3. ^ "Samsung wins 3rd straight title in Game 7". The Korea Observer. 2 November 2013. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Franklin Fisher. "Americans in South Korea are Samsung Lions’ biggest fans - News". Stripes. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 

External links

  • Official website (Korean) (English)
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
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