2015 Korea Baseball Organization
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The 2015 Korea Baseball Organization season was the 34th for the KBO. The league maintained its high offense pace of a year prior, while adding a 10th team, the kt Wiz, to give the league its largest number of teams to this point. League offensive levels remained high. Eric Thames broke 33-year-old marks for slugging and OPS in a season and became the league's first 40-40 player, while Byung-ho Park broke the RBI record.
Eric Thames of the NC Dinos was named KBO MVP after hitting .381/.497/.790 with 130 RBI, 47 homers and 40 steals to become the league's first 40-40 man, leading in average, OBP and slugging (a record for slugging and OPS) as well as runs and finishing second in walks, total bases and RBI. Samsung Lions 1B Ja-wook Koo (.349/.417/.534) is named KBO Rookie of the Year.
The following players won Gold Gloves, which in the KBO go to the best overall player at each position are not a defensive (only) award.
- P: Eric Hacker, NC Dinos
- C: Eui-ji Yang, Doosan Bears
- 1B: Eric Thames, NC Dinos
- 2B: Yamaico Navarro, Samsung Lions
- 3B: Seok-min Park, Samsung Lions
- SS: Jae-ho Kim, Doosan Bears
- OF: Sung-bum Na, NC Dinos
- OF: Hyun-soo Kim, Doosan Bears
- OF: Han-joon Yoo, kt Wiz
- DH: Seung-yeop Lee, Samsung Lions
- Samsung Lions, 88-56 (Manager: Jung-il Ryu)
- NC Dinos, 84-57-3 (Kyung-moon Kim)
- Doosan Bears, 79-65 (Tae-hyeong Kim)
- Nexen Heroes, 78-65-1 (Kyung-yeop Yeom)
- SK Wyverns, 69-73-2 (Yong-hee Kim)
- Hanwha Eagles, 68-76 (Sung-keun Kim)
- KIA Tigers, 67-77 (Ki-tae Kim)
- Lotte Giants, 66-77-1 (Jong-woon Lee)
- LG Twins, 64-78-2 (Sang-moon Yang)
- kt Wiz, 52-91-4 (Bum-hyun Cho)
Playoffs: Nexen def. SK, 1 game to 0. Doosan def. Nexen, 3 games to 1. Doosan def. NC, 3 games to 2.
2015 Korean Series: Doosan def. Samsung, 4 games to 1
- Average - Eric Thames, NC .381
- Home Runs - Byung-ho Park, Nexen 52
- RBI - Byung-ho Park, 146
- Steals - Hae-min Park, Samsung 60