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NC Regains Top Spot in KBO
10 weeks 6 days 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...

KBO's Version of Cy Young Award to Begin this Year
13 weeks 6 days ago

SEOUL, South Korea -- The Choi Dongwon Award, the Korean version of Cy Young award, will be given to the best pitcher in the Korean Baseball Organization, November 11th. This will be the first award of its kind. 

The date of the award ceremony was in honor of Mr. Choi's jersey number, 11, and the first ceremony will be held in his hometown of Busan.

Source: Busan eFM News


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Giants to Take on Samsung in Ulsan
15 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Lotte Giants will host a variety of events for games played at Ulsan Munsu Stadium, today, April 4th. 

Players will meet fans, and will also get a chance to meet a member of the Farmer's Band, one hour before first pitch, to celebrate the first game in Ulsan, which has not have a significant baseball presence for some time. Fans will also get a chance to get signed baseballs from Lotte players. 

Lotte Giants will play eight home games...

NC Dinos Plan Opening Events for Fans
16 weeks 4 hours 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...

Veteran Park Jin-man Ready for 19th KBO Season
16 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Though he is entering his 19th season in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), Park Jin-man, shortstop of the SK Wyverns, said he still gets nervous ahead of the start of a new season. 

On the sidelines of the annual KBO media day in Seoul, Park said on Monday that every year, the opening day puts a lot of pressure on him. The 2014 KBO season will begin on Saturday. He said that it's probably more so this year because he knows he doesn't have a lot of...

Unknown Outfielder Taking KBO Preseason by Storm
18 weeks 4 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...

Average KBO Salary Tops 100 Million Won
20 weeks 6 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 2 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. ...

Kang Min-ho and Sohn Ah-seop Win KBO Gold Gloves
32 weeks 4 hours 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 1 day 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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