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Hyun-jin Ryu
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Baseball Player
    (March 25, 1987- )
    Born in Incheon, Korea (South)
    Starting pitcher for the Hanwha Eagles (2006-12), Los Angeles Dodgers (2013-19) and the Toronto Blue Jays
    Warren Spahn Award winner (2020)
    Made cameo appearances on the Korean TV shows 'Running Man,' 'Mr. Go' and 'Master In The House'
    He is extremely chunky for a pitcher.
    He missed the entire 2015 season due to injuries.
    His signing with the Dodgers was overhyped by the American media, due to his cult following in his homeland.
    He didn't hit his stride in the majors until his final season with the Dodgers.
    He struggled to communicate with his teammates early in his MLB career, due to the fact his English was limited.
    He learned how to pitch left-handed, despite the fact he is right-handed.
    He is the first player in major league history to join a club from the Korean league through the posting system.
    He is the first Korean-born pitcher to start a World Series game (2017).
    He earned both the KBO MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards in the same season (2006).
    He is considered a cult hero in his native South Korea.

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