Kim, while with the Marlins, in June of 2007
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|Born: January 19, 1979|
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|May 29, 1999 for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
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|Earned run average||4. In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) A win is a Statistic in Major League Baseball credited to the Pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when his team last took the lead In Baseball, a save (abbreviated SV or S) is credited to a Pitcher who finishes a game for the winning team under certain prescribed circumstances In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched 42|
Byung-Hyun Kim (born January 19, 1979 in Gwangju, South Korea) a. In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes The Arizona Diamondbacks (also referred to as the D-backs) are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix Arizona. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves (4-0 Mariano Rivera, MVP Headline event of the year The Florida Marlins become World Series champions holding off a dynastic New York Yankees team 4 games to The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. Headline event of the year The Florida Marlins become World Series champions holding off a dynastic New York Yankees team 4 games to Headline events of the year The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since, ending the Curse of the Bambino. The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball The Arizona Diamondbacks (also referred to as the D-backs) are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix Arizona. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball A Korean name consists of a Family name followed by a Given name, as used by the Korean people in both North Korea and South Korea Hanja is the Korean name for Chinese characters. More specifically it refers to those Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated The Revised Romanization of Korean is the official Korean language Romanization system in South Korea. McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language Romanization systems along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which Events 1419 - Hundred Years' War: Rouen surrenders to Henry V of England completing his reconquest of Normandy. Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Gwangju Metropolitan City is the sixth largest city in South Korea. South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and often referred to as Korea ( Korean: 대한민국 tɛː k. a BK is a free agent right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. Someone who is right-handed will prefer to use this hand for everyday activities such as writing, maintaining personal hygiene, Cooking and so forth In Baseball, the pitcher is the player who throwsthe baseball from the Pitcher's mound toward the Catcher to begin each play with the goal of Previously, he played for the Arizona Diamondbacks (1999-2003, 2007), Boston Red Sox (2003-2005), Colorado Rockies (2005-2007), and Florida Marlins (2007). The Arizona Diamondbacks (also referred to as the D-backs) are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix Arizona. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves (4-0 Mariano Rivera, MVP Headline event of the year The Florida Marlins become World Series champions holding off a dynastic New York Yankees team 4 games to Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. 2005 Major League Baseball season Headline events of the year Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros to win the World Series The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida.
Usually described as a submarine pitcher, Kim is a side-arm and under-arm hard thrower who uses a great variety of deliveries. In Baseball, a submarine is a pitch delivered with an underhand motion Kim possesses a four-seam fastball with tailing movement frequently hitting the low 90's, a Frisbee slider with sweeping motion across the plate, an up-shoot slider with a rising motion, and a circle-changeup which he usually uses to strike out left-handed hitters. For the American band of the same name see Fastball (band. For the game also known as fast-pitch softball see Softball. In Baseball, a slider is a pitch halfway between a Curveball and a Fastball. In Baseball, a slider is a pitch halfway between a Curveball and a Fastball. In Baseball, a circle changeup is a pitch thrown with a grip that includes a circle formation hence the name Nevertheless, during the three seasons between 2004 and 2006, his main problem had been the loss of right pitching balance, which caused difficulty in ball control, reduced ball velocity, and an appearance of inability to handle pressure to those who did not understand the relationship between the balance and an overall performance for an underhand pitcher. Headline events of the year The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since, ending the Curse of the Bambino. 2006 Major League Baseball season|2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season Headline Event of the Year The 2006 World Baseball Classic is a surprise success During that time, he also struggled against left-handed batters. But his performance has improved each season since 2005.
Kim is a 1997 graduate of Gwangju First High School. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Jae Seo and Hee Seop Choi were Kim's teammates in 1996 and they are very close friends. Jae Weong Seo (born May 24, 1977 in Gwangju, South Korea) usually referred to as simply Jae Seo and pronounced "Jay So" Hee-seop Choi ( March 19 1979 in Hwasun, South Korea) is a professional baseball player who has played in the MLB for the Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Named both the Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Pitcher for the National High School championships in Korea, Kim was selected to the 1996 National Junior Team, then named to the National Team in both 1997 and 1998. The Korea Baseball Organization ( KBO) of South Korea is the country's Professional baseball league Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) In that year, he pitched against the US Olympic team, striking out 15 batters in 6 2/3 innings. United States national baseball team USA Baseball was founded in 1978 and is the governing body for amateur Baseball in the United States of America. In Baseball or Softball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by SO or K) occurs when a batter receives three strikes Later, he helped Korea claim the gold medal in the Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand. The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a Multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (krūŋtʰêːp máhǎːnákʰɔn) or Krung Thep ( for short is the Capital, largest The Kingdom of Thailand (ˈtaɪlænd ราชอาณาจักรไทย, râːtɕʰa-ʔaːnaːtɕɑ̀k-tʰɑj Kim attended Sungkyunkwan University's Faculty of Law until 1999. Sungkyunkwan University is a private university in Seoul ( and Suwon, South Korea. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar)
Kim was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks on February 19, 1999. The Arizona Diamondbacks (also referred to as the D-backs) are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix Arizona. Kim went 2-0 with 32 strikeouts in 21. 1 innings in El Paso (AA) and then went to Tucson Sidewinders (AAA), where he posted 2-0 with 21 strikeouts in 17. The Tucson Sidewinders (1998-2008 were a Minor league baseball team based in Tucson Arizona. 1 innings. His ability to strike out batters caught the attention of Diamondbacks coaching staff. He was the youngest player in MLB at the time he debuted on May 29 at Shea Stadium. William A Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium or just Shea (ʃeɪ̪ is a Stadium located in the New York City borough He came in to pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning, and after retiring Edgardo Alfonzo and John Olerud, struck out Mike Piazza and got the save in the Diamondbacks' 8-7 victory over the New York Mets. Edgardo Antonio Alfonzo (born November 8, 1973 in Miranda State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball Infielder currently John Garrett Olerud (ˈoʊlɚˌud born August 5, 1968; nicknamed Big Rude, and Johnny O') is a former American First baseman in Michael Joseph Piazza (pʰiˈɑːʦə or /pʰiˈɑːzə/ born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is a former American In Baseball, a save (abbreviated SV or S) is credited to a Pitcher who finishes a game for the winning team under certain prescribed circumstances "Mets" redirects here For the medical term see Metastasis.
In the 2000 season, Kim got the closer role when incumbent Matt Mantei opened the season on the disabled list. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: In Baseball, a closing pitcher, more frequently referred to as a closer (abbreviated CL) is a Relief pitcher who specializes in closing out Matthew Bruce Mantei (born July 7, 1973 in Tampa Florida) is a retired Major League Baseball Relief pitcher. In Major League Baseball, the disabled list (DL is a method for teams to remove their injured players from the roster in order to summon healthy players For the year, Kim struck out 111 hitters in just 70. 2 innings pitched (14. In Baseball, innings pitched (IP are the number of Innings a Pitcher has completed measured by the number of batters and Baserunners 14 per nine innings), including 11 out of 12 batters over five games, and twice struck out eight consecutive batters. In Baseball statistics, strikeouts per 9 innings pitched ( K/9IP or K/9) is the Mean of Strikeouts, (or K's) by a Kim struggled in part of the season. After his 14 saves and a 1. 82 ERA over his first 28 appearances, he was demoted to Triple-A Tucson at the end of July. In Baseball statistics, earned run average ( ERA) is the Mean of Earned runs given up by a Pitcher per nine Innings pitched The Tucson Sidewinders (1998-2008 were a Minor league baseball team based in Tucson Arizona. Mostly used as a starter to restore his confidence, Kim returned to Arizona a month later. In Baseball or Softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the Pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of With Mantei reinserted as the closer, Kim pitched as a setup man and also started a game after recording 84 relief appearances. In Baseball, a setup pitcher (or set-up pitcher, sometimes called the setup man) is a Relief pitcher who regularly pitches before the closer A relief pitcher or reliever is a Baseball or Softball Pitcher who enters the game after the Starting pitcher is removed due to injury
Arizona turned to Kim again as a closer after Mantei was lost to injury for the remaining 2001 season. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: Kim responded with 19 saves, a 2. 94 ERA, and 113 strikeouts in 98 innings.
He made his first career postseason appearance in the NLDS Game 3 at the Busch Stadium to protect the Diamondbacks’ 5-3 lead against the Cardinals with the go-ahead run at the plate in the 8th inning. In Major League Baseball, the National League Division Series ( NLDS) determine which two teams from the National League will advance to the National Busch Stadium (also referred to informally as " New Busch Stadium " or " Busch Stadium III " is the home of the St The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St After a walk to Albert Pujols that loaded the bases, Kim ended the inning with a center-field flyout. A base on balls ( BB) is credited to a batter and against a pitcher in Baseball statistics when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire José Alberto Pujols Alcántara (IPA /puˌˡxols/ (born January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) (nicknamed Prince Albert In the 9th inning, Kim saved the game with the game-ending double play off Mark McGwire's bat. This article is about Baseball. For double play Magnetic tape, see Audio tape length and thickness. Mark David McGwire (born October 1 1963 in Pomona California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his Major League career with the
In the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, Kim worked a scoreless inning in Game 2, in which the Diamondbacks lost. Kim then saved Games 4 and 5 for the Diamondbacks and sealed his team’s claim of the championship. Kim entered Game 4 with the bases loaded with no out in the 8th inning to save the Diamondbacks’ 7-3 lead. Kim shut out this inning with a double play and a lineout. He then retired the next 3 batters in the 9th inning and saved the game. The next night, Kim pitched another 2 shutout innings and saved the game that clinched the Diamondbacks’ ticket to the World Series. For other events named "World Series" see World Series (disambiguation. Kim became the first pitcher since Goose Gossage to earn two-inning saves on back-to-back days in the postseason. Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage (born July 5 1951 in Colorado Springs Colorado) is a former right-handed Relief pitcher in Major League Baseball In the 2004 postseason, Houston Astros closer Brad Lidge matched Gossage and Kim's feat. The Houston Astros are a Professional baseball team based in Houston Texas. Bradley Thomas Lidge (born December 23, 1976 in Sacramento California) is a Relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of 
With the Diamondbacks up two games to one going into Game 4, Kim relieved Curt Schilling in the eighth inning with the Diamondbacks leading 3-1. Curtis Montague Schilling (born November 14 1966 in) is an American Major League Baseball Pitcher. Kim struck out Shane Spencer, Scott Brosius, Alfonso Soriano, and Bernie Williams and grounded out Derek Jeter. Michael Shane Spencer (born February 20, 1972 in Key West Florida) was a professional Baseball Outfielder. Scott David Brosius (born August 15, 1966 in Hillsboro Oregon) is a former Major League Baseball Third baseman for the Oakland Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a professional Major League Baseball Outfielder Bernabé Figueroa Williams (born September 13 1968 is a Puerto Rican former Major League Baseball Outfielder and a Guitar -playing Derek Sanderson Jeter (ˈʤitɚ born June 26 1974 is an American Major League Baseball player But Paul O'Neill hit a single off Kim before Jeter's plate appearance and Tino Martinez's two-out, two-run home run tied the game in the bottom of the ninth inning. Paul Andrew O'Neill (born February 25, 1963 in Columbus Ohio) is a former Right fielder Major League Baseball player who won five In Baseball, a single is the most common type of base hit, accomplished through the act of a batter safely reaching First base by hitting Constantino "Tino" Martinez (born December 7, 1967 in Tampa Florida) is a retired First baseman in Major League Baseball With another home run hit off Kim by Derek Jeter in the bottom of the tenth, the Yankees won the game and tied the Series. Derek Sanderson Jeter (ˈʤitɚ born June 26 1974 is an American Major League Baseball player Kim threw more than 60 pitches and was charged with the loss. The night after, in Game 5, Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly sent Kim again to the mound to protect the Diamondbacks' 2-0 lead. Robert Earl Brenly (born February 25, 1954 in Coshocton Ohio) is a former Catcher and manager Jorge Posada hit a double off Kim, but Kim grounded out Shane Spencer and struck out Chuck Knoblauch. Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta (born August 17, 1971 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball Catcher who plays In Baseball, a double is the act of a batter striking the pitched ball and safely reaching Second base without being called out by the Umpire Michael Shane Spencer (born February 20, 1972 in Key West Florida) was a professional Baseball Outfielder. Edward Charles "Chuck" Knoblauch (ˈnɔbˌlɑk born July 7 1968 in Houston Texas) is a retired Major League Baseball player who played Then the Yankees again came from a two-run, two-out deficit in the ninth inning, to defeat the Diamondbacks in 12 innings. Kim was again victimized, this time by Scott Brosius, whose two-run home run tied the score. Later, Alfonso Soriano hit a single in the bottom of the 12th to win the game. In Baseball, a single is the most common type of base hit, accomplished through the act of a batter safely reaching First base by hitting Despite Kim's poor performance, the Diamondbacks staged a comeback and clinched the World Series Championship in Game 7 at Bank One Ballpark. Chase Field is a Baseball Stadium located in downtown Phoenix Arizona, and is the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks of the
Kim later revealed in an exclusive interview how he felt during the 2001 World Series. "We went through the whole season, 25 guys and then the coaching staff. That time it was like old people. They said, 'OK, we got last chance. ' Some people said if we don't win, next year everybody's gone. " Kim continued, "Then I gave up a home run. I didn't feel good. But we won. " 
In 2002, Kim showed no lingering effects from his unfortunate World Series debut. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Caribbean World Series: He set a single-season franchise record for saves (36), breaking the old mark set by Gregg Olson in 1998 (30). This article is about Gregg Olson, the Pitcher; he is often confused with Greg Olson, the Catcher. Headline events of the year Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey Jr Kim finished the season with an 8-3 record, 92 strikeouts, and a career-best 2. 04 ERA in a team-high 72 appearances. On May 11, 2002, Kim struck out Scott Rolen, Mike Lieberthal, and Pat Burrell on nine pitches in the eighth inning of a ten-inning 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Jasper Indiana) is a Major League Baseball Third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays Michael Scott Lieberthal (born January 18, 1972 in Glendale California) nicknamed Lieby, is a former Major League Baseball Patrick Brian 'Pat' Burrell III, nicknamed Pat the Bat, (born October 10, 1976 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas) is the starting Left The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Kim became the 23rd National League pitcher and the 32nd pitcher in Major League history to accomplish the nine-strike/three-strikeout half-inning. In Major League Baseball, 38 pitchers have thrown a nine-pitch three-strikeout half-inning literally throwing nothing but strikes a total of 41 times
On June 12, 2002, Kim pitched two shut-out innings with four strikeouts and saved the Diamondbacks' 9-5 win over the New York Yankees at the Yankee Stadium. 
In 2002, Kim converted 36 of 42 save opportunities, eighth-best in the NL. Kim was selected for the All-Star Game. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League
As Matt Mantei returned from the disabled list and became the Arizona Diamondbacks' closer, Kim joined the starting rotation. As a Diamondbacks starter, he compiled a record of 1-5 with a 3. 56 ERA. On May 29, Kim was traded to Boston for Shea Hillenbrand. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Shea Matthew Hillenbrand (born July 27, 1975, in Mesa Arizona) is a professional baseball player who last played for the York Revolution See 2003 Boston Red Sox for the significance of this trade. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions.
Kim remained as a starter through June, but the Red Sox needed him as their closer because the Red Sox's closer-by-committee approach implemented following the advice of the famed baseball statistician and Red Sox adviser Bill James was failing. George William “Bill” James (born October 5, 1949, in Holton Kansas) is a Baseball writer historian and statistician whose work has been On June 27, Kim made his final start for the 2003 season in Boston's 25-8 win against the Florida Marlins at Fenway Park.
Kim became the Red Sox closer in July, converting 16 saves out of 19 save opportunities despite pitching through lingering ankle and shoulder pain caused by the injury he sustained in April. Although his September ERA was 0. 00, by the time the postseason started, Kim was not healthy enough to be effective on the pitching mound.
Kim was pulled in the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs in his only ALDS appearance in Game 1 against the Oakland Athletics. In Major League Baseball, the American League Division Series ( ALDS) determines which two teams from the American League will advance to the American The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. During the lineup announcement in Game 3 at Fenway Park, Red Sox fans intensely booed him. Thinking that he did not deserve the booing after he pitched despite being in pain to advance the Red Sox to the postseason, Kim gave them the middle finger, but later issued an apology. Because of shoulder stiffness, Kim was left off the ALCS roster.
Even though the Red Sox lost the ALCS to the Yankees, the Red Sox retained most of its core players for 2004 and won the World Series.
As a starter, Kim went 3-6 with a 3. 38 ERA in 12 appearances in 2003. Headline event of the year The Florida Marlins become World Series champions holding off a dynastic New York Yankees team 4 games to In the beginning of 2004, however, problems with his balance -- a lingering effect of the 2003 ankle injury -- made him ineffective and cost him a spot in the starting rotation after going 1-1 with a 6. 17 ERA in three starts. Bronson Arroyo took Kim's starting rotation spot and Kim was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in May. Bronson Anthony Arroyo (born February 24, 1977 in Key West Florida) is a Major League Baseball Right-handed Pitcher The Pawtucket Red Sox (known colloquially as the PawSox) are the Minor league baseball Triple-A affiliates of the Boston Red Sox and belong to Kim rejoined the Red Sox in September. He was assigned to the bullpen and won one game in 5. 2 innings of work.
Kim briefly became a subject of talks between high-ranking U. S. and South Korean diplomats in August 2004. Upon his arrival in Seoul as the new U. Seoul ( soʊl is the Capital and largest City of South Korea. S. Ambassador to Korea in August 2004, Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, currently Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and the chief U. Korea is a geographic area composed of two sovereign countries a civilization and a former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. Christopher Robert Hill (born 1952 is an American Diplomat who currently serves as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs is the head of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs within the United States S. negotiator for North Korea's nuclear program, spoke with his Korean diplomatic counterparts about Kim and the Red Sox, along with the U. S. -Korea relationship and other diplomatic and geopolitical issues surrounding the Korean peninsula.  Ambassador Hill is one of the high-ranking "Red Sox fan" diplomats in the predominantly Red-Sox U.S. Department of State  and watched the Red Sox win the World Series while stationed in Seoul. Seoul ( soʊl is the Capital and largest City of South Korea. See South Korea-United States relations for more details and background information on Hill's mention of Kim.
Before the 2005 season, the Red Sox sent Kim to the Colorado Rockies, with general manager Theo Epstein calling the two-year deal given to him in 2004 "a mistake. The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. " Kim was traded for left-handed pitcher Chris Narveson, who was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, and catcher Charles Johnson, who was immediately designated for assignment and released. Christopher Gregg Narveson (born December 20, 1981 in Englewood Colorado) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in Cricket. Charles Edward Johnson Jr (born July 20, 1971 in Fort Pierce Florida) is a former Major League Baseball Catcher. As part of the trade, Colorado sent Boston about $2. 6 million to equalize the salaries.
Rockies manager Clint Hurdle gave Kim the choice of taking a spot in the bullpen (Kim posted 0-3 with 7. Clinton Merrick Hurdle (born July 30, 1957 in Big Rapids Michigan) is a former Outfielder in Major League Baseball and the current 84 ERA as a middle reliever for the Rockies that season) or a starter position in the Rockies' Triple-A team Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are a Minor league baseball team in Colorado Springs Colorado. Just 20 minutes later, Hurdle was told that that Rockies starter Shawn Chacon was injured and has to go to the disabled list, opening a spot in the Rockies starting rotation for Kim. Sean Carl Anthony Chacón (born on December 23, 1977 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a Major League Pitcher, and is currently
On August 8, Sunny Kim, another South Korean starting pitcher who had just joined the Rockies from the Washington Nationals, and Kim started doubleheader games at Coors Field against the Florida Marlins. Sun-Woo "Sunny" Kim (born September 4, 1977 in Incheon, South Korea) is a a former Major League Baseball player and currently a The Washington Nationals is an American professional baseball team based in Washington D They became the first two pitchers with same last name to start both ends of doubleheader since Gaylord and Jim Perry started each end of a doubleheader for the Cleveland Indians against the Boston Red Sox at the Fenway Park on June 22, 1974. Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15 1938 in Williamston North Carolina) is a former right-handed Pitcher in Major League Baseball James Evan Perry Jr (born October 30, 1935) was an American Pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1959 to 1975 The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.  The Rockies won both games and Kim collected a win.  
Kim finished the season 5-9 with a 4. 37 ERA as a starter and filed for free agency on November 1, 2005, and re-signed with the Rockies. He earned $1. 25 million in 2006 with a club option worth $2. 5 million in 2007 (with a $250k buyout).
Kim represented Korea in the World Baseball Classic, a tournament held during spring training before the 2006 season. The World Baseball Classic, sometimes abbreviated WBC, is an international Baseball tournament first held in March 2006. Kim was credited with solid shutout middle relief performances during the tournament in Korea's wins against Taiwan in the first round and Japan and the United States. Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  in the second round. Kim collected a relief-win against Japan in the second round. In the semifinal game against Japan, however, Kim relieved Byung-doo Jun in the 7th inning and then allowed a two run home run to Kosuke Fukudome. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. "Fukudome" redirects here For information on the WWII admiral see Shigeru Fukudome. Korea lost this semifinal game to Japan and finished fourth in the tournament.
Kim began the 2006 campaign with the Colorado Rockies on the disabled list. Upon his successful rehabilitation, he made his season debut on April 30, 2006, against the Florida Marlins in Miami. The Florida Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami Gardens Florida. Kim pitched impressively, giving up only one run on five hits while striking out nine batters. Kim established himself in the Rockies starting rotation for the season.
He started two historic games in the Major League history soon thereafter. On May 22, 2006, Kim and his former high school teammate and then-Los Angeles Dodgers' starter Jae Seo started against each other. Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles California, USA Jae Weong Seo (born May 24, 1977 in Gwangju, South Korea) usually referred to as simply Jae Seo and pronounced "Jay So" This game was the first game in which two Korean pitchers started against each other in the Major League history. Both pitchers had quality starts, but Seo outdueled Kim.  
On May 28, Barry Bonds hit his 715th home run off Kim at SBC Park and surpassed Babe Ruth's 714 career home runs and put himself in sole possession of second place on the all-time career home runs list. Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24 1964 is a Major League Baseball Outfielder who is currently a Free agent. AT&T Park is an open-air ballpark, home to the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. George Herman Ruth Jr (February 6 1895 &ndash August 16 1948 also popularly known as " Babe " " The Bambino " and " The Sultan of The following is a chronology of the top ten leaders in lifetime Home runs in Major League Baseball. After a three-minute delay, Kim struck out the next two batters and pitched 5 1/3 innings to collect a win. 
On July 28, 2006, he had 5 consecutive strikeouts against the San Diego Padres, tying the Rockies record for consecutive strikeouts. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego California since their founding in 1969 In four different starts, he recorded nine strikeouts each against the Florida Marlins, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals. Kim became the only pitcher in the Major League history to pitch shutout wins in consecutive starts at Coors Field by beating the Oakland Athletics on June 19 and the Texas Rangers on June 25. The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft
Kim began the 2007 season with the Colorado Rockies as a reliever after he lost his starting rotation spot to Josh Fogg. Champions Major League Baseball Regular Season Champions Other champions Minor League Baseball Joshua Smith Fogg (born December 13, 1976 in Lynn, Massachusetts) is a Major League Baseball Pitcher for the Cincinnati The Rockies' decision to move Kim to the bullpen was controversial. Kim contended that he was not given a fair opportunity during the spring training to compete for a starting rotation spot and asked to be traded. See the referenced article for more details on Kim's charges and Rockies manager Clint Hurdle's response. 
After a spot start on April 15, Kim was placed on the disabled list with an injured thumb. He was assigned to the Rockies' Triple-A team, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, for a rehab assignment. The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are a Minor league baseball team in Colorado Springs Colorado. Kim was concerned that his rehab assignment was longer than necessary and changed his agent by hiring Scott Boras to help speed up the trade process. Scott Boras (born November 2, 1952 in Sacramento, California, USA is a prominent sports agent for professional Baseball players  On May 13, 2007, he was traded to the Florida Marlins for Jorge Julio. Jorge Dandys Julio Tapia (born March 3, 1979 in Caracas Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball Relief pitcher for the Atlanta As a Marlin, he proved himself as a dependable starter. 
On August 1, Kim collected his 50th career win with career-high ten strikeouts in his starting match-up against Josh Fogg at Dolphin Stadium. 
Two days later, Kim was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Arizona Diamondbacks (also referred to as the D-backs) are a professional baseball team based in Phoenix Arizona. Kim's return to Arizona lasted two starts; the Diamondbacks designated him and Joe Kennedy for assignment on August 14. Joseph Darley Kennedy ( May 24 1979 &ndash November 23 2007) nicknamed "The Patriarch" was an American left-handed  Shortly after Kim left the Diamonbacks, Diamondbacks closer Jose Valverde broke Kim's franchise single-season save record. José Rafael Valverde (born July 24, 1979 in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Pitcher in Major League Baseball for the
On August 25, 2007, the Florida Marlins re-signed Kim as a free agent. 
On September 28, Kim collected his tenth win of the season against the Mets at Shea Stadium and became the second South Korean pitcher after Chan Ho Park to win ten games in a Major League season. Chan Ho Park (born June 30, 1973 in Gongju, South Korea) is a Major League Baseball Pitcher who currently pitches for the  This game unseated the Mets from the first place in the NL East for the first time since May 16, 2007. The National League East Division is one of Major League Baseball 's six divisions  See 2007 Mets for more details on the Mets' collapse. The New York Mets ' 2007 season was the 46th regular season for the Mets
On February 24, 2008, Kim signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Calendar Major League Baseball See also 2008 Major League Baseball season Postseason October 1 – ALDS and The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball club based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pirates had planned to use Kim exclusively in the bullpen.   Kim made his first spring training appearance on March 10, 2008, much later than most other players did.  After a disappointing spring training performance, Kim was released by the Pirates on March 25. Events 1199 - Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. 
Kim owns a Japanese restaurant named Umi Sushi Restaurant in San Diego. Arena is a British monthly Men's magazine. It was created in 1986 by Nick Logan, who had started The Face in 1980 AUDI AG, ( Xetra: NSU commonly known as Audi (aˈʊdi is a German Automobile manufacturer which produces Audi branded cars with headquarters