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The Record-Holder

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Lee Dae-ho

Team: Korea
Position: Inf.
Bats: Right. Throws: Right

Lee's claim to fame, and it's a big one, is his 2010 tear in which he hit home runs in nine consecutive games during the Korean Baseball Organization season -- considered the all-time world record, as the record in Major League Baseball is eight (by Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly and Dale Long). That stretch was part of a 44-home run, 133-RBI, .364-batting average season for the Lotte Giants in the KBO. Last year, at age 30, Lee played in Japan for Orix, when he hit .286 with 24 HR and 91 RBIs. He was Korea's top hitter (.360/3 HR/10 RBI) in that country's gold-medal run at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and he played third and DH'ed for Korea in the 2009 WBC, when he hit .278.