Korean Baseball

NC Regains Top Spot in KBO
11 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea --  The NC Dinos hit six homeruns against the Nexen Heroes, breaking a team record for homeruns in a single game. The team also broke a record for hits in a game, with 21, and runs in a game, with 24. NC went on to win the game 24 to 5 in Seoul's Mokdong Stadium. 

With this win, NC has regained the top spot in the league after 20 days out of first. This win marks their second consecutive victory over Nexen giving the team a 19-12 record. 

The...

NC Dinos Plan Opening Events for Fans
16 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The NC Dinos will hold a variety of events in their upcoming home opener three game series beginning on April 4th. 

Starting from the performance of the Air Force honor guard on the 4th on their opening day, the Universe Conquering Project will be held on the 5th and a mini concert by Soul Dive will be held on the 6th. 

Additionally, the event plans to give tokens to people who enter the stadium on the opening weekend and to hold a...

2014 Samsung Lions Baseball Schedule
18 weeks 3 days ago

 

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Unknown Outfielder Taking KBO Preseason by Storm
18 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A virtually unknown outfielder has emerged as an unlikely hero for the Nexen Heroes so far this preseason in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO). 

Kang Ji-kwang, a 23-year-old pitcher-turned-outfielder, has taken the league by storm, barely a week into the preseason. On Thursday, the right-handed batter belted two home runs and drove in three runs as the Heroes defeated the SK Wyverns 6-0. Both of the long balls were hit off SK's former Major League...

Korean Baseball Association Investigated for Embezzlement
21 weeks 9 hours ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Prosecutors raided the office of the Korea Baseball Association (KBA) yesterday as they investigate allegations its employees embezzled the association's money. 

A team of prosecutors and investigators at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office obtained computer hard drives, accounting books and other documents from the office in southern Seoul. 

A former secretary general and other employees of the KBA are suspected of siphoning off...

Average KBO Salary Tops 100 Million Won
21 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The average annual salary of South Korean professional baseball players has surpassed the 100 million won mark in 2014 for the first time in history, the baseball governing body said Wednesday. 

According to the report released by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), a total of 477 South Korean players, excluding rookies and foreign players, will receive a record high of 106.4 million won (US$99,198) on average for the 2014 season, up 11.8 percent from...

KBO, Busan to Bring Baseball Hall of Fame to Gijang
25 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The city of Busan, the Korea Baseball Organization and Gijang-gun will sign an agreement next month that will bring the Baseball Hall of Fame to Busan. 

Busan will take up the agreement after Gijang-gun accepted the agreement and all parties hope the final plans will be ratified. 

If the agreement is signed, Gijang-gun will receive the Baseball Hall of Fame. Seoul and Incheon were also competing to construct the Hall of Fame as well. ...

Lotte Giants Re-sign Three Players
28 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Lotte Giants side arm pitcher Kim Sung-bae signed a contract with the team worth 190 million won a year, that's an 81 percent increase over last year's contract. 

Kim had 31 saves and 3.05 ERA as Lotte's closer last season. 

Also, Lotte's lefty hold man Lee Myung-woo, who recorded 20 holds and was ranked 4th, signed a 130 million won contract. That represents a 40 million won increase. 

The backup catcher Yong Deuk-han received a...

Kang Min-ho and Sohn Ah-seop Win KBO Gold Gloves
32 weeks 2 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Kang Min-ho and Sohn Ah-seop of the Lotte Giants were awarded Golden Gloves at the 2013 Korea Yakult Seven Professional Baseball Golden Glove Awards, yesterday, December 10th. This is the third consecutive year both players received the honor 

Kang received 178 of total 323 votes and Sohn, who has the most base hits, tied with Choi Hyung-woo and Park Yong-taek for the largest number of votes among outfielders. 

Meanwhile, Cho Seung-hwan of Lotte...

Former Major Leaguer Kim Sun-woo Joins LG Twins
33 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Former Major League Baseball (MLB) right-hander Kim Sun-woo on Monday signed with the LG Twins, a week after being released by the club's crosstown rival in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO). 

The Twins announced that they have inked the 36-year-old pitcher to a one-year deal worth 150 million won (US$141,750). Last Monday, the Doosan Bears released Kim after back-to-back mediocre seasons. 

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