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    2009
    01.06
    Foreign player Matt Watson (hitter) signs with Doosan Bears
    01.11
    The Bears hold their training camp sessions in Tsukumi/Miyazaki,
    Japan until March 5
    01.12
    Kim Dong-joo is named as the captain of the team for the 2009
    season
    01.20
    The Bears hold a contest to encourage creative nicknames and
    humorous personas for Kim Hyeon-soo and Im Tae-hoon
    01.21
    Kim Hyeon-soo signs with the online baseball game,
    ‘CJ Ma9-Ma9’ as its advertising model
    01.27
    The Bears sell a limited edition version of their spring
    training baseball caps.
    01.28
    Jang Won-jin undergoes coach training with Softbank of Japan
    02.04
    A group of observers departs to watch training camps abroad.
    02.12
    An official catchphrase and an emblem for 2009 season are
    decided upon.
    02.12
    Young members recruited for 2009 season.
    02.17
    The Bears ’ Club members recruited for 2009 season.
    02.27
    “Queen’s Day”, a fan service event, is announced for 2009 season.
    03.05
    The Bears ’ team members return from the training camp in Japan.
    03.10
    Park Jung-won takes office as the president of Doosan Bears.
    03.30
    Vice Chairman Park Jung-won takes office as the new President
    of Doosan Bears.
    03.31
    The Bears Fan Book and Guide Book for 2009 Season are issued.
    04.03
    The scoreboard of Jamsil Stadium is replaced with the latest model.
    04.11
    Lee Jong-wook achieves cycle-hits against LG at Jamsil Stadium.
    04.13
    The uniform for the Queen’s Day event is announced.
    04.16
    Sponsorship contract signed with EA Mobile for the player of the game and monthly MVP.
    04.26
    Foreign player Juan Cedeno (pitcher) signs with Bears.
    04.30
    The first Queen’s Day event is held.
    05.24
    Foreign player Matt Watson requests a waiver.
    06.28
    Chris Nikosky applies for a transfer of contract.
    06.29
    Kim Hyeon-soo signs with KFC as an advertising model.
    07.05
    Kim Dong-joo hits his 100th home run at Jamsil Stadium.
    07.13
    Kim Hyeon-soo joins the list of all-stars with the most votes in history.
    07.13
    The 23rd Doosan Bears’ Little League opens.
    07.16
    The Bears ’ Chae Sang-byeong is traded with left-handed pitcher Ji Seung-min of Samsung.
    07.17
    The Jamsil Stadium’s scoreboard is upgraded for the 2nd time.
    07.30
    Photo zones are established in Seoul Metro and Jamsil Stadium subway station.
    08.08
    Head Coach Kim Kyeong-moon achieves his 400th win.
    08.28
    The first sold-out game in 12 years (vs. KIA in Jamsil Stadium)
    08.30
    Box office tickets are sold out in record time (vs. KIA at Jamsil Stadium; tickets were sold out in 24 minutes).
    09.10
    The Bears signs up 5 rookies from draft for the 2010 season
    09.12
    The Bears record the largest number of spectators in the team’s history (more than 929,600).
    09.19
    The Bears draw more than 1 million spectators to its Jamsil Stadium (final, 1,053,966).
    09.20
    Retirement ceremony for Jang Won-jin is held.
    09.24
    “Wine Party for The Bears ’ Fans” is held.
    10.04
    The Bears participate in Phoenix League of Japan until November 1.
    11.07
    Kim Dong-ju appears on “Love Request” of KBS 1TV as a guest.
    11.16
    The Bears make a trade for Lee Dae-soo and pitcher Cho Gyu-soo from Hanwha.
    11.17
    The Bears hold an event to support 14 high-school baseball teams from Seoul.
    11.28
    Sohn Si-heon and Lee Jong-wook hold baseball workshop for children in Sungnam.
    11.30
    Head Coach Kim Kyeong-moon is named as the honorary ambassador of Seoquipo City.
    12.12
    8 members of The Bears appear on KBS’ “Korea Is A Family” (Chopyeong Elementary School baseball workshop).
    12.15
    Team members visit Boys’ Town of Seoul.
    12.17
    With proceeds from various endorsement works, Kim Hyeon-soo donates baseball equipment and gear to his alma mater.
    12.21
    Team members donate money earned for every home run to Eunpyeong Orphans’ Home.
    12.29
    Ko Young-min and Min Byeong-heon donate money to the welfare center for disabled people in Hongcheon County.
    12.29
    Team members hold baseball workshop for the children of Youngil Elementary School.
    12.30
    The Bears trade in Geum Min-cheol plus 1 billion won for left-handed pitcher Lee Hyeon-seung of Heroes.
    2008
    01.10
    Former major leaguer Kim Sun-woo signs with Bears for 1.5
    billion won
    01.14
    FA Kim Dong-joo signs 1 year contract with Bears for 0.9
    billion won.
    01.22
    Catchphrase of “JUMP! HUSTLE DOO!” and emblem for 2008
    season are confirmed.
    01.23
    A group of observers departs for a training camp abroad
    (Tskumi, 29 persons).
    03.13
    Ticket price is adjusted (designated seat – \10,000 / \12,000,
    blank seat \7,000 /\8,000)
    03.17
    Bears Club recruits 2,000 adult members in only 6 hours.
    03.24
    The team homepage is renewed.
    03.27
    The Bears Fan Book and Guide Book for 2008 Season are issued.
    04.01
    The first round draftee Sung Young-hoon signs with Bears for
    \550,000,000.
    05.04
    Foreign player Gary Res (pitcher) resigns from the team due to
    a sick family member.
    05.25
    Foreign player Justin Reyer (pitcher) signs with Bears for $215,000.
    06.03
    Bears trade in Lee Jae-young and Kim Yong-eui for Choi
    Seung-hwan (catcher) and Lee Sung-yeol (outfielder) of LG.
    07.03
    Sale of Bears Doll in Bears uniform and homerun fan service start.
    07.22
    Lee Jong-wook is named as one of the best 10 in the all-star
    game for the first time.
    07.23
    Lee Jae-woo and Kim Hyeon-soo are named as all-stars for the
    first time on the recommendation of Head Coach Manager
    Kim Kyeong-moon.
    07.31
    Foreign player Justin Reyer (pitcher) resigns from the team.
    08.24
    The 22nd Doosan Bears’ Little League opens.
    09.02
    Bears put on an event to celebrate the winning of the gold medal
    by the Korean national baseball team in the Beijing Olympic Games.
    09.24
    Bears sign up 7 draftees in the 2nd round.
    09.25
    Handprinting event is held for gold medalists from the Beijing
    Olympic Games.
    09.28
    Bears draw the largest number of spectators in the team’s history
    (season final -929,600)
    10.02
    Bears qualify for play-off for two years in a row.
    10.05
    Bears’ minor team participates in Phoenix League of Japan until October 24.
    10.23
    Bears qualify for Korean Series for two years in a row
    10.31
    Bears win 2nd place in the Korean Series.
    11.04
    Head Coach Kim Kyeong-moon renews his contract with Bears (1.4 billion won for 3 years).
    11.10
    Kim Hyeon-soo wins the first spot for batting average, hits and on-base-percentage in KBL / Lee Jong-wook wins the first spot in runs-scored.
    2007
    01.26
    Catchphrase “Speedoo! Powerdoo! Hustledoo!” for 2007 season is
    confirmed.
    01.29
    Emblem for 2007 season is announced.
    02.02
    A group of observers departs for a training camp abroad
    (Tskumi, 26 persons).
    03.10
    Head Coach Kim Kyeong-moon is named as the head coach for
    Korean National Baseball Team at the Beijing Olympic Games.
    04.03
    Bears Guide Book is issued for the first time.
    04.05
    Celebrity pitching demonstration event is held.
    04.05
    Bears sign up the baseball prodigy Lee Seung-hak
    04.14
    Bears produce logo song for Bears Club’s youth members.
    04.15
    1st Player’s Day event is held.
    05.20
    Bears start to operate ‘Homerun Zone of Sports Toto’ to support
    varsity baseball teams.
    06.10
    ‘Forever 21’ event is held for Korea’s legendary pitcher
    Park Cheol-soon.
    07.23
    Bears acquire Doosan Handball Team form Doosan Engineering
    & Construction.
    09.16
    Bears donate money to support young baseball players in school.
    09.22
    ‘Remembering the Old Bears from 1982 to 1995’ event is held.
    (Exhibits old uniforms)
    10.04
    Fan service starts to celebrate Rios’ (pitcher) 20th win.
    10.29
    Bears win 2nd place in the Korean Series.
    10.31
    KBL Award Ceremony is held
    (MVP Rios, Rookie of the Year Im Tae-hoon).
    12.11
    Bears boast of the largest number of Golden Glove winners
    (Rios, Kim Dong-joo, Lee Jong-wook, Ko Young-min).
    12.12
    Team members volunteer for charity bazaar to raise funds.
    12.26
    Team members volunteer to clean up the Taeahn oil-spill.
    2006
    01.25
    Bears hold their training camp in Tsukumi, Japan.
    02.14
    Catchphrase “Together! Hustledoo!” and emblem for 2006 season
    are announced.
    02.24
    A group of observers departs for a training camp abroad
    (Tskumi, 30 persons).
    03.27
    Bears’ official homepage is renewed
    04.08
    Hines Ward, the Superbowl MVP, opens Bears’ first game of the
    season.
    04.16
    Bears sign a contract with National Park Management Corporation
    for promotional purpose.
    04.20
    Bears participate in the campaign to promote equal employment
    opportunity for people with disabilities.
    05.04
    Bears hold events to raise fund to help children with cancer.
    08.18
    Bears hold a charity event to help people affected by flooding.
    09.30
    Bears distribute the Bears’ headband to fans.
    10.04
    Bears are the number one professional baseball team, drawing the
    largest number of spectators to its home game (726,359).
    10.08
    Bears participate in Phoenix League of Japan.
    11.04
    Bears hold a conference for fans
    11.05
    Bears wrap up their training in Miyazaki.
    2005
    01.19
    Bears hold training camp in Tsukumi, Japan.
    01.26
    Catchphrase “Let’s go! Hustledoo!” and emblem for 2005 season
    are announced.
    02.25
    A group of observers departs for a training camp abroad
    (Tskumi, 35 persons).
    03.25
    Bears put up promotional billboards featuring team members.
    04.01
    Bears’ official homepage is renewed.
    04.10
    Bears’ photo-autographed book is issued.
    04.20
    Bears participate in the campaign to promote equal employment
    opportunity for people with disabilities.
    05.03
    Bears organize ‘Little Doo’ for youth fans.
    05.05
    Bears produce ‘Yes, we did it,’ a song for Bears’ fans.
    05.28
    Bears hold a food-sharing event.
    06.14
    Team members visit ‘Grass Village’, a facility for disabled people
    located in Changwon
    07.30
    Bears hold a fund-raising event and the Ice Festival for charity
    08.08
    CEO Kim Jin takes office.
    08.23
    Bears start a campaign to promote wearing of bracelets among
    fans to generate good luck and well wishing for Bears’
    championship victory.
    08.26
    Bears produce a hip-hop style chant song, ‘Let’s Go! Doosan!,
    ’ for the fans.
    09.28
    Bears qualify for the play-offs by beating Hanhwa.
    10.10
    Bears qualify for the Korean Series by beating Samsung.
    10.19
    Bears wins 2nd place in the Korean Series.
    10.30
    Head Coach Kim Kyeong-moon renews his contract with Bears (\800,000,000 for 3 years).
    11.13
    Bears hold a conference for fans.
    11.21
    Bears wrap up their training in Thailand (for pitchers and catchers).
    11.29
    Bears renovate clubhouse facilities.
    12.12
    ‘Bears Field’ is completed.
    2004
    01.16
    Head Coach Kim Kyeong-moon meets with fans.
    01.19
    Team members visit Doosan Group headquarters.
    01.25
    Bears hold a training camp in Tsukumi, Japan.
    03.10
    Catchphrase ‘Hustle Doo’ and emblem for 2004 season are
    announced.
    03.22
    Bears’ official homepage is renewed / Bears starts to recruit
    Bears Club members.
    03.26
    Bears produce cheering animation sequences for stadium’s
    scoreboard.
    03.28
    Bears produce the chant song ‘Our Doosan! Cool Doosan!’
    and music score ‘Hustle Doo’ for fans.
    04.19
    Bears pledge to work with Songpa-gu District Office to promote
    organ donations
    05.07
    Bears offer fans a chance to become a member of the observer
    group for Bears’ training abroad.
    05.09
    Rookie pitcher Kim Myeong-je signs with Bears for \620,000,000
    05.18
    Vice Chairman Yu Byeong-taek takes office as acting president.
    07.02
    Senior Executive Kim Seung-young is named as new president.
    07.24
    Fairs Day and Ice Festival held for the first time.
    07.31
    Rookie pitcher Seo Dong-hwan signs with Bears for \520,000,000.
    09.19
    Bears hold ‘Draft Beer Party’ as a fan service.
    10.06
    Bears initiate a cheering campaign titled ‘Let’s Go! White!’.
    10.08
    Bears qualify for play-offs by beating KIA.
    10.13
    Bears qualify for play-offs by beating Samsung.
    10.26
    Team members visit Doosan Group headquarters.
    10.31
    Bears hold a conference for fans.
    2003
    02.14
    Bears signs promotional contract with Seoul Metropolitan
    Government.
    03.06
    Most areas of Jamsil Stadium declared non-smoking zones /
    Bears open a play area for children within the stadium.
    03.21
    Vice Chairman Kang Moon-chang takes office as acting president.
    04.02
    Vice Chairman Han Seung-hee takes office as acting president.
    04.14
    Bears start advertising the team with outdoor digital billboard
    signs.
    04.28
    CEO Kyeong Chang-ho takes office.
    05.01
    Sale of beer begins at Jamsil Stadium.
    09.17
    Bears participate in Florida League of USA.
    09.25
    Bears hold ‘Draft Beer Party’ for fans.
    10.01
    Reform of Doosan Bears organization (organization expanded to
    include 4 separate baseball teams)
    10.10
    Kim Kyeong-moon is named as the 7th Head Coach of
    Doosan Bears.
    10.29
    Bears hold a conference for fans.
    2002
    01.14
    Bears change their uniform shirt to a button-fly type.
    01.15
    Bears throw party to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
    03.05
    Bears have a championship ring manufactured.
    03.12
    Bears produce the chant song ‘Champion Doosan’.
    04.05
    Park Cheol-soon’s back number 21 declared not available.
    05.17
    Sale of championship rings begins.
    07.22
    Bears offer Jamsil Stadium as a place for volunteeringworks for
    students.
    08.08
    Bears hold an event to sell Bears’ Gift Set
    08.16
    Bears hold a fan service event titled ‘Mighty Bears’ 10th Hitter’.
    10.24
    Team members are designated as Protectors of Korean Youth.
    12.09
    FA Ahn Kyeong-hyeon signs with Bears for \1.5 billion.
    12.15
    Bears hold a conference for fans.
    12.23
    Bears sign up Iriki Satoshi (pitcher). Iriki is the first Japanese
    player ever to play in KBL.
    2001
    04.01
    Bears play against rivals LG to raise charity funds.
    04.04
    Bears buy championship insurance policy worth \1 billion.
    04.05
    Adopted disabled kid, Adam King, opens Bears’ first game of the
    season.
    04.23
    Bears’ official homepage is renewed (Doosanbears.com).
    05.06
    Bears hold pre-game hair show at Jamsil Stadium (vs. LG) for the
    first time.
    05.29
    Bears hold Uniform Day event at Jamsil Stadium (vs. Samsung).
    06.01
    Vice Chairman Min Kyeong-hoon of Doosan Heavy Industry takes
    office as acting president.
    06.17
    Bears throw a party for families of Bears’ team members and
    employees.
    08.31
    Bears hold the Propose Day event at Jamsil Stadium (vs. SK).
    10.12
    Bears qualify for the play-offs against Hyundai.
    10.20
    Bears qualify for the Korean Series against Samsung.
    10.28
    Bears win the championship.
    11.12
    Web magazine is created to celebrate Bears’ victory.
    11.18
    Bears hold a conference for fans at Jamsil Stadium to celebrate their victory in the Korean Series
    11.22
    Bears throw a party for the family members of Bears’ team members at Doosan Resort.
    2000
    03.23
    Bears’ general office is relocated (within Jamsil Stadium).
    04.02
    Bears play against rival LG to raise charity funds.
    04.05
    Bears hold an event to distribute gifts to fans.
    05.21
    Bears throw a party for the family members of team members and
    employees to commemorate Kim Dong-joo’s out-of-ballpark
    homerun.
    08.06
    Bears hold an event that features OB products from bygone days.
    08.18
    Posters of the 3 sluggers (Woo-Dong-Soo) of Bears are assigned
    for manufacturing.
    10.20
    Bears qualify for the playoffs against LG.
    10.30
    Bears qualify for the Korean Series against Hyundai.
    11.07
    Bears wins 2nd place in the Korean Series.
    11.13
    Head Coach Kim In-sik renews his contract with Bears.
    11.15
    Posters thanking fans for their support are ordered up for
    manufacture.
    12.03
    Bears hold a conference for fans at Jamsil Stadium and hand out
    the posters as gifts.
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