Cha Seung Baek Bio - Biography

Name Cha Seung Baek
Height 6'4''
Naionality Korean
Date of Birth May 29, 1980
Place of Birth Busan, South Korea
Famous for
Cha (cha) Seung (sung) Baek (beck)...graduated from Pusan High School in Pusan, South Korea in 1998...led his team to a second place finish at the 1998 Korean National High School tournament...considered the top high school pitching prospect in Korea...also played third base, first base and outfield...hit 10 home runs as a senior.

2008 Highlights

Appeared in 22 games for the Padres, making 20 starts... combined to make 32 appearances between his two stops (21 starts)...Went 5-10 with a 4.62 ERA (58 ER/113.0 IP) as a starter...1-0 with a 5.46 ERA (17 ER/28.0 IP) in 11 relief appearances...Knocked his first career home run 7/20 at STL, a two-run shot off Jaime Garcia...Posted a 0.98 ERA (2 ER/18.1 IP) along with a 2-0 record in his last four starts of the year from 9/8-28...On 9/8 vs. LA (NL), tossed 7.0 scoreless innings and earned his first home win since 9/27/07 vs. CLE with the Mariners...Worked 2.0 innings on 9/14 vs. SF before leaving the game with a strained right triceps...left his last start on 9/28 vs. PIT after 2.1 frames of work with a left calf strain...Opened the season with the Mariners, making the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career.

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