Doo-sung Hwang

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Doo-sung Hwang (황두성)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 207 lb.

Doo-sung Hwang is a pitcher in the Korea Baseball Organization.

He was drafted as a catcher in 1997 by the Samsung Lions. He was traded along with defending batting champ Jun-hyuk Yang to the Haitai Tigers for Chang-yong Im. He was then converted to a pitcher. Hwang walked 16 in 12 innings, allowing 7 runs, in 1999 and 2000. In 2001, he moved to the Hyundai Unicorns. Hwang only pitched 9 games for the Unicorns from 2001-2004. In 2005, Hwang finally saw regular action on the hill - very regular work, with 60 games. He was 11-9 with a save and fanned 137 in 128 2/3 IP.

Hwang went 4-4 with a 3.91 ERA in 2006, striking out 76 in 71 1/3 IP. In 2007, he fell to 7-9, 4.45 with one save and struck out 143 in 139 2/3 innings. He was third in the Korea Baseball Organization in strikeouts behind Hyun-jin Ryu and MVP Danny Rios. He pitched for the South Korean national team in the 2007 Baseball World Cup, going 1-1 with a 0.75 ERA. He entered with a 1-1 tie in the 8th inning against the Australian national team. In the 9th inning, he allowed a double to Justin Huber and RBI single to Ben Risinger to take the 2-1 loss. He dazzled against the host Taiwan national team, allowing one hit and one walk in 7 shutout innings for the win.

He was then chosen for the South Korean national team for the 2008 Final Olympic Qualification Tournament. Doo-sung was 1-0 with no runs allowed and 8 strikeouts in 5 1/3 IP over 4 appearances to help South Korea clinch a spot in the 2008 Olympics. He was left off their Olympic roster as they won Gold.

In the 2008 KBO, Hwang was 6-8 with 8 saves and a 4.05 ERA. He was on South Korea's original roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic but was replaced by Tae-hoon Im due to injury. He was 8-3 with 9 saves and a 3.51 ERA for the Seoul Heroes in 2009; no other pitcher on the team had an ERA under 4 in 10+ innings.

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