Fixtures

Korean KBO 07/05 09:30 - SSG Landers vs Lotte Giants - View
Korean KBO 07/06 09:30 - SSG Landers vs Lotte Giants - View
Korean KBO 07/07 09:30 - SSG Landers vs Lotte Giants - View
Korean KBO 07/08 09:30 - KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants - View
Korean KBO 07/09 09:00 - KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants - View
Korean KBO 07/10 08:00 - KT Wiz vs Lotte Giants - View

Results

Korean KBO 07/03 08:00 - [7] Lotte Giants v LG Twins [3] L 1-4
Korean KBO 07/02 09:00 - [8] Lotte Giants v LG Twins [3] W 8-1
Korean KBO 07/01 09:30 - [8] Lotte Giants v LG Twins [3] L 1-2
Korean KBO 06/30 09:30 - [7] Doosan Bears v Lotte Giants [8] W 1-5
Korean KBO 06/29 09:30 - [7] Doosan Bears v Lotte Giants [8] D PPT.
Korean KBO 06/28 09:30 - [7] Doosan Bears v Lotte Giants [8] D 3-3
Korean KBO 06/26 08:00 - [2] Kiwoom Heroes v Lotte Giants [8] L 9-4
Korean KBO 06/25 08:00 - [2] Kiwoom Heroes v Lotte Giants [8] L 13-5
Korean KBO 06/24 09:30 - [2] Kiwoom Heroes v Lotte Giants [8] W 1-5
Korean KBO 06/23 09:30 - [8] Lotte Giants v Kia Tigers [4] L 4-7
Korean KBO 06/22 09:30 - [8] Lotte Giants v Kia Tigers [4] W 7-5
Korean KBO 06/21 09:30 - [8] Lotte Giants v Kia Tigers [4] L 5-6

Wikipedia - Lotte Giants

The Lotte Giants (Korean: 롯데 자이언츠) are a South Korean professional baseball team based in Busan. They are a member of the KBO League. The Lotte Giants are owned by Lotte Corporation, which also owns the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball.

From 1982 through 1986, they played at Gudeok Baseball Stadium and since then have played at Sajik Baseball Stadium. They have won the Korean Series twice, in 1984 and 1992. The team drew about 1.38 million spectators during the 2009 season, a record which remains as the highest attendance in a single season in any South Korean sports league. They are often called the Busan Seagulls (Korean: 부산 갈매기) because the official bird of the city of Busan is the seagull, and their main fight song is Moon Seung-jae's "Busan Seagulls".

History

Origins

The Lotte Giants were founded as an amateur baseball team of the Korea Baseball Association in Seoul, South Korea, on 6 May 1975. On 22 February 1982, the Giants became professional and moved to Busan, the second-largest city in South Korea.

1980s

The Lotte Giants made their KBO League debut against the Haitai Tigers at Gudeok Baseball Stadium on 28 March 1982. They defeated the Tigers 14–2, but finished the year in fifth place out of six teams with a .388 winning percentage. Choi Dong-won, Ryu Du-yeol, and Sim Jae-won of the Korea national baseball team postponed joining the Giants to play for the country in the 1982 Amateur World Series, held in Seoul.

In 1984, the Giants won their first Korean Series title in the third season after the KBO League was launched. They beat the Samsung Lions 4–3 in the Korean Series. They were led by Choi Dong-won, one of the most dominant pitchers in the Korea Professional Baseball league, who finished the 1984 season with 27 wins, 223 strikeouts, and a 2.40 ERA and won the regular season MVP Award. In the 1984 Korean Series, he appeared in five out of seven games, had a 4–1 record (one shutout, three complete games, and one five-inning relief appearance), and pitched 40 innings in ten days.

The Giants made one of the biggest trades in KBO League history after the 1988 season when they sent their star pitcher Choi Dong-won and Kim Yong-chul to the Samsung Lions, and received hitter Jang Hyo-jo and pitcher Kim Si-kin.

1990s

The Giants made it back to the Korean Series in 1995 and 1999, losing both times. They have not appeared in the Korean Series since 1999.

2000s

From 2001 to 2007 the Giants did not qualify for the postseason, finishing in last place for four consecutive years (2001–2004). In mid-2001, the Giants' manager Kim Myung-seong, who had been in charge of the team since 1998, died of a heart attack. He was replaced by Woo Yong-deuk.

Late in 2007, the Giants signed American Jerry Royster to become the manager of the Giants, making him the first-ever non-Korean to take the helm of one of South Korea's professional baseball clubs. Royster served as the Giants' manager through the 2010 season, guiding the team to the playoffs in all three seasons.