24. Byung hyun Kim
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: January 19, 1979 in Gwangju, Gw South Korea
  • Weight: 176 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 29, 1999
  • Final Game: September 28, 2007
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In 2001, Byung hyun Kim made history as the first Korean born player to win a World Series and though his performance in the Fall Classic was poor (0-1 with a 13.50 ERA), he was not a bystander in getting the team there.  Kim took over as the Diamondbacks closer that year and in 2002 he had his best regular season with 36 Saves (eight overall in the NL), a 2.04 ERA and his first and only trip to the All Star Game.  Kim would record 70 Saves for Arizona and will always be remembered in the desert for that submarine delivery.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent. 2/19/99.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Boston Red Sox for Shea Hillenbrand 5/29/03.

    Acquired (2): Selected off Waivers from the Florida Marlins. 8/3/07.

    Departed (2): Released 8/22/07.
  • Games Played: 245
  • Notable Statistics: 21-23 Record
    10 Games Started
    3.43 ERA
    150 Games Finished
    70 Saves
    325.2 Innings Pitched
    383 Strikeouts
    3.73 FIP
    1.204 WHIP
    8.3 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (2001)

    All Star (2002)
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