|League||KBO League (1982–present)|
|Ballpark||Daegu Samsung Lions Park (2016–present)|
|League championships||(15): 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|Post-season championships||(8): 1985, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|Former ballparks||Daegu Baseball Stadium (1982–2015)|
|Colors||Blue, white and grey
|Retired numbers||10, 22|
The Samsung Lions (Hangul: 삼성 라이온즈) are a South Korean professional baseball team founded in 1982. They are based in the southeastern city of Daegu and are members of the KBO League. Their home stadium is Daegu Samsung Lions Park. They have won the Korean Championship eight times.
The Samsung Lions were founded in 1982 as one of the original six KBO League teams. They won their first championship in 1985, going 77-32 for the best record in the league. They would also win the championship in 2002, 2005 and 2006, having the best record in each one of those years. In 2010, Ryu Jung-il was hired as the new manager of the Samsung Lions. He led the team to the best record in the league and its fifth KBO title in 2011. After the KBO league, the Samsung Lions won the Asian Series championship. The Samsung Lions became the first team to win the Pennant Race, Korean Series, and Asian Series in the same year. In 2012, one of the most notable players on the team, Lee Seung-yeop, returned to Korea from Japan. With his help, the Samsung Lions won their sixth championship in the 2012 season. They won another two championships in 2013 and 2014, for a total of eight Korean Series championships. In 2016, Samsung Lions moved to their brand new stadium, Daegu Samsung Lions Park.
|1983||4 (5/2)||100||46||50||4||0.479||90||3.42||Did not qualify|
|1985||1 (1/1)||110||77||32||1||0.706||97||2.98||No playoff[a]|
|1994||5||126||60||64||2||0.484||106||3.47||Did not qualify|
|1995||5||126||60||60||6||0.500||94||3.90||Did not qualify|
|1996||6||126||54||67||5||0.448||88||4.23||Did not qualify|
|2009||5||133||64||69||0||0.481||146||4.98||Did not qualify|
|2016||9||144||65||78||1||0.455||142||5.64||Did not qualify|
Note: Numbers in parentheses are placements in the first part and the second part of the season.
Samsung Lions roster
The first number retired by the Samsung Lions organization was number 22, in honor of catcher and slugger Lee Man-soo, who played for the team from 1982-1997, and was later a manager with the Chicago White Sox of the MLB and the SK Wyverns. Lee was a 5× Gold Glove winner with the Lions and won the KBO League MVP in 1983 The second number retired by the Samsung Lions organization was number 10, in honor of left-handed batter Yang Joon-hyuk, who played for the team from 1993-1998 and 2002-2010. Yang led the league in batting four times, and holds six career batting records including the home runs record with 351.
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