KT Wiz

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November 30, 2021

kt wiz or kt wiz is a baseball team that was established in 2013 and is participating in the KBO league, and its hometown is Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do. When writing the team name, use capital letters when using mixed Korean or English or company initials, and use lowercase letters when writing the entire team name in English. Suwon KT Wiz Park has been upgraded to 25,000 seats and will be used as a home stadium. It was planned to build a state-of-the-art dome stadium in the Homaesil residential land development district (Dangsu-dong) by 2020, but the situation is sluggish. In 2013, he received a rookie player through the Korean Professional Baseball Rookie Draft, participated in the KBO Futures League in 2014, and has been participating in the KBO League since 2015. On October 31, 2021, they defeated the Samsung Lions, tied for first place in the KBO League, at a tie-break to win the regular league for the first time. Then, in the 2021 Korean Series, they defeated the Doosan Bears with four consecutive wins, recording the club's first Korean Series championship and winning the combined championship. It holds the record of winning the Korean Series in the shortest time (8 years) for a new team since the KBO League was launched.

History

Creation Process

Originally, at the end of 2007, KT pushed for the acquisition of Hyundai Unicorns, which had Suwon as its temporary hometown at the time. However, the acquisition of Hyundai Unicorns was abolished in early 2008 as outside directors opposed the creation of a professional baseball team. In the end, Hyundai Unicorns was completely disbanded after an investment advisory firm called Centennial Investment took over the team and started anew under the name of Our Heroes. When the Korean professional baseball community suggested the establishment of the 10th team from the beginning of 2012, KT announced its intention to establish the 10th professional baseball team based in Suwon-si. The Suwon-si and KT alliance competed with the Jeollabuk-do-Buyeong alliance, which had Jeonju-si, Wanju-gun, Gunsan-si, and Iksan-si as their joint territories. The Suwon-KT Alliance and Jeonbuk-Buyeong Coalition gave presentations to the evaluation committee formed separately by the KBO, and in the end, at the board meeting held on January 11, 2013, the KT and Suwon-si coalition were actually decided as the operating body of the 10 teams, On January 17, 2013, it was decided unanimously at the general meeting of the owners of the club, and the full-fledged founding process began. The club membership and deposits are 3 billion won and 10 billion won, respectively, which is the same as the 9th team NC Dinos, and it was decided to bet 20 billion won in the baseball development fund. built Wiz is an abbreviation of the English word 'Wizard', which means 'wizard' and contains the meaning of 'a person with extraordinary skills and extraordinary talent, a master'. For the first time in Korea, the initial logo is divided into two versions, home and away, and the character mascot dolls were also produced with two Vic and tory.

2010s

On August 2, 2013, Cho Beom-hyeon, a former KIA Tigers manager, was appointed as the first manager. In 2014, he placed 3rd in the KBO Futures League Northern League. In 2015, he entered the first-team league, but recorded the lowest performance, and he did not escape from his sluggish appearance in 2016, the second season. finally, On October 12, 2016, he gave up his contract renewal with coach Jo Beom-hyeon. On October 14, 2016, former Doosan manager Jin-wook Kim was appointed as the second coach. On October 18, 2018, coach Jin-wook Kim voluntarily resigned due to poor performance.

2018 ~ Present (Director Lee Kang-cheol era)

On October 20, 2018, former Doosan coach Lee Kang-cheol was appointed as the third coach. Manager Lee Kang-cheol was also called "steel magic" by participating in the fall baseball competition with kt, who was at the bottom of his tenure in his first season. 2020 KT Wiz�

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