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Ko Jong-wook

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Ko Jong-wook
Nexen Heroes – No. 53
Outfielder
Born: (1989-01-11) January 11, 1989 (age 28)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Professional debut
KBO: 2011 for the Nexen Heroes
KBO statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .222
Home runs 1
RBI 9
Teams
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Ko Jong-wook (Hangul: 고종욱) (born January 11, 1989 in Seoul) is a South Korean outfielder for the Nexen Heroes in the Korea Baseball Organization. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed.

Amateur career

Ko attended Kyunggi High School in Seoul. After graduation, he went undrafted in the

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As a freshman at Hanyang University in 2007, Ko was handed the leadoff spot in the team's line-up, leading the team in hitting with a .298 batting average and helping Hanyang University to win its first national championship since

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In

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In

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In

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Notable international careers

Year Venue Competition Team Individual Note
 2009  23x15px Europe  Baseball World Cup 9th  .237 BA (9-for-38), 4 RBI, 2 SB
 
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 23x15px United States   Korea vs USA Baseball Championship  0W-5L   .000 BA (0-for-15)
 2010  Template:Country data JPN  World University Baseball Championship  4th  .318 BA (7-for-22), 0 RBI, 3 SB 

Professional career

Ko was drafted in the

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From

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Notable international careers

Year Venue Competition  Team   Individual Note 
 
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 23x15px Panama   Baseball World Cup  6th  .200 BA (9-for-45), 2 RBI, 4 R 

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