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Friday, August 26, 2022

MLB, MLBPA to participate in ‘Korea Series’ in November

MLB will head to South Korea for the four-game “2022 Korea Series,” featuring Major Leaguers and players of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), from November 9th-16th, as announced today by Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). The event will be hosted in Busan at the Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium on November 11th-12th and at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome on November 14th-15th.

The Korea Series will mark the first time that Major League players have traveled to the country to play games since 1922, when a group that included Casey Stengel, Waite Hoyt, Herb Pennock and others traveled to Asia to play in Japan, South Korea and China.

“Major League Baseball is excited to travel to Busan and Seoul for this historic series,” said MLB Chief Operations & Strategy Officer Chris Marinak. “This tour is the next step of MLB’s plan to deliver regular baseball events in Korea in the coming years and follows our upcoming Home Run Derby X, scheduled for September 17th in Seoul. South Korea’s rich baseball tradition has produced many accomplished Major League players, including All-Stars Chan Ho Park and Shin-Soo Choo, as well as current Blue Jays pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu and Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi. We thank J-One and the KBO for partnering with us and the MLBPA on this great event.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 26, 2022 at 04:02 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jay Seaver Posted: August 26, 2022 at 04:27 PM (#6093372)
Wait, they're still doing HRDX rather than just allowing it to disappear after the mess in London, never to be spoken of again?

Seems weirdly last-minute - how early are these sorts of tours usually announced?
   2. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 26, 2022 at 08:55 PM (#6093401)
I like this idea. If you're going to send players halfway around the world, much better doing it in November for exhibition games than in April or midseason for games that count in the standings.
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 27, 2022 at 01:19 PM (#6093447)
South Korea’s rich baseball tradition has produced many accomplished Major League players

I thought South Korea's rich baseball tradition was match fixing, players operating illegal gambling websites, team officials bribing umpires, etc.
   4. depletion Posted: August 27, 2022 at 05:05 PM (#6093465)
I think it's a great tradition to send major leaguers to play in Korea every 100 years. Can I put money on who is going in 2122?
   5. Walt Davis Posted: August 27, 2022 at 07:25 PM (#6093475)
#3: Manfred is willing to consider it.

Wait, the London HRDX thing happened? Was I not on BBTF that week? Just watched the YouTube highlights ... classic Yanks-Sox battle! If they ever bring this thing to Oz, put your money on whichever team snags Ash Barty.

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