Ryu Hyun

professional baseball pitcher, first Korean pitcher to pitch in Major League Baseball.

Ryu Hyun
Ryu Hyun Source: Google

Ryu Hyun is a famous professional baseball pitcher from South Korea. Currently, he plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. Moreover, for the Los Angeles Dodgers and in the KBO League for the Hanwha Eagles he previously played in MLB.

Hyun is impressively the first Korean pitcher to pitch in Major League Baseball.

Who is Ryu Hyun? Childhood, Parents, Education, and Nationality

Ryun Hyun full name is Hyun-jin Ryu. He was born a South Korean native in the year 1987.

He celebrates his birthday on March 25. At present, in 2022 he is 35 years old. Ryun Hyun’s father’s name is Jae-Cheon Ryu and his mother’s name is Seong-Soon Park.

Talking about his siblings, he has one brother whose name is Hyun-soo. At the age of 10, his father named Jae-Cheon Ryu bought him a lefthander’s glove that usually goes in the right hand.

Likewise, despite being a right-handed person, Ryu eventually learned to pitch with his left hand. Even today, he is a left-handed pitcher.


As we move toward Hyun’s educational background, he attended Incheon’s Dongsan High School. At Daejeon University, he is currently studying for his master’s degree.

Moreover, he holds South Korean nationality and his horoscope is Aries.

How did Ryu Hyun start his Professional Career?

During high school, in 2019 Hyun earned a selection to his first career Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Before 2005, he did not pitch in any official games.

In a World Series game, Ryu is the first Korean pitcher to start. After that, Ryu was selected for the South Korean national junior team.

Similarly, after their selection to the national junior team, he became the runner-up in the 6th Asian Junior Baseball Championship in South Korea.

During the year (2013-2019), Ryu achieved his first win as a dodger in a spring game on St. Patrick’s day.

In 2020, Ryu signed a four-year which contains an $80 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the season did not begin until July.

Is Ryu Hyun Single? Spouse, and Kids

Moving towards his love life, Ryu is no more single as he got married to a Korean Broadcaster named Ji-Hyun Bae.

He got married to her on January 5, 2018. Kim-In Sik, his first manager at Hanwha, officiated his wedding.

Ryu Hyun Wife
Ryu Hyun Wife Source: Google

On October 11, 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. In the following way, the beautiful couple gave birth to a daughter on May 17, 2020.

The name of their daughter, Lucy Ryu.

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How old is Ryu Hyun? Height, Weight, and Body Measurement

Discussing his body measurements, Hyun was a professional baseball pitcher and has had an athletic body posture in his lifetime.

At 29 years old, he stood a tall height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91 m). He weighs about 255 pounds (116kg).

Moreover, his hair color is black, his eye color is brown and Biceps size is 23 In / 60 Cm, Waist size is 88 Cm.

Unfortunately, the other information related to his body measurement,  dress size as well as shoe size is still unknown.

How much does Ryu Hyun earn? Net Worth, and Salary

Regarding his net worth and salary status, Hyun is very much successful in his professional career as a professional baseball pitcher from South Korea.

He also gained so much fame as he is seen as one of the most successful athletes of all time.

Furthermore, from his occupation as a professional baseball pitcher, it’s estimated that he has a net worth of $35 Million.



Where can we contact Ryu Hyun? Social Media Presence

Regarding his social media platforms, Ryu is active on is very active on social networking sites such as Instagram and Twitter

Towards his social media account, he has drawn tons of fans’ attention as a professional baseball pitcher.

Ryu’s Instagram has gained over 187k followers whereas he has 97.5k followers on his Twitter.

Unfortunately, he doesn’t seem to be active on Facebook at the moment.

Quick Facts:

Full Name: Hyun-jin 
Profession: Baseball Pitcher
Date Of Birth: March 25, 1987
Height:6 feet and 3 inches
Weight:255 pounds
Place Of Birth: Incheon, South Korea
College: Daejeon University
Nationality: South Korea
Religion: Christianity

Some of the FAQs:

Hyun Jin Ryu represents the Blue Jays team.

When Hyun Jin Ryu hit his first career home run?

On September 22, 2019, in a match against the Colorado Rockies, he hit his first career home run.

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Written by Samuel Hoang

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