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Eric Thames of NC Dinos becomes first KBO player with two cycles in one season

Eric Thames of the NC Dinos on Tuesday became the first player in South Korean baseball to hit for the cycle twice in one season.The American slugger completed his second cycle of the season against the Nexen Heroes at Mokdong Stadium in Seoul. It was the 18th cycle in the 33-year history ...

Updated : 2015.08.11 22:17

U.S. envoy Lippert to be named honorary ambassador for S. Korean baseball league

Mark Lippert, U.S. ambassador to Seoul, will be named an honorary ambassador for the top South Korean baseball league, its officials announced Thursday.The Korea Baseball Organization said Lippert will be introduced as its honorary ambassador Saturday during its annual All-Star Game at KT ...

Updated : 2015.07.16 13:38

Ex-MLB pitcher Park Chan-ho gives equipment, free lesson to Vietnamese youth team

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Park Chan-ho has provided equipment and a free lesson to a youth club in Vietnam, informed sources said Monday.Park, a goodwill ambassador for the Economic Development Cooperation Fund, met with the Hanoi-based club Hanoi Capitals last Friday, and offer...

Updated : 2015.06.23 15:10

Historic homer lifts baseball star into rarefied air

With a milestone homer that further cemented his legacy in South Korean baseball, slugger Lee Seung-yuop on Wednesday entered rarefied air that no one has reached, and no one likely will for quite some time.The 38-year-old star for the Samsung Lions belted his 400thcareer home run off Koo ...

Updated : 2015.06.03 20:06

S. Korea to face Japan in opening match of inaugural baseball tournament

South Korea will face its archrival, Japan, to open an inaugural international baseball tournament this fall, officials said Wednesday.  At a press conference held in Seoul jointly with the Korea Baseball Organization, the World Baseball Softball Confederation unveiled groupings for the ...

Updated : 2015.05.20 13:37

Rangers' Choo stretches hitting streak to AL-best 14

South Korean outfielder Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers has now hit safely in 14 straight games, the longest such streak in the American League this year.Choo went 3-for-4 against the Kansas City Royals at home, Globe Life Park in Arlington, for his second three-hit game of the week.He ...

Updated : 2015.05.15 10:03

Slugger Lee Dae-ho hits 300th career home run

Slugger Lee Dae-ho, playing for the Softbank Hawks in Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), hit his 300th career home run on Friday to become the second South Korean baseball player to achieve the honor in two leagues.Starting as the designated hitter at a home game against the Rakut...

Updated : 2015.05.08 20:30

Pitcher Yoon Suk-min blames himself for unsuccessful U.S. career

After rejoining his former South Korean team following an unsuccessful U.S. minor league season in the Baltimore Orioles system, right-hander Yoon Suk-min put the blame squarely on himself for his failure to reach the majors.Yoon arrived at Incheon International Airport Friday, hours after...

Updated : 2015.03.06 22:06

Park signs with agency in hopes of landing MLB deal

South Korean slugger Park Byung-ho, hoping to reach Major League Baseball next year, has signed on with the same U.S. agency that represents his ex-teammate and current Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kang Jung-ho, an informed industry source told Yonhap on Wednesday.The source, privy to big ...

Updated : 2015.01.28 21:05

New Pirate Kang Jung-ho feeling responsibility

Having recently reached a history-making agreement with the Pittsburgh Pirates, South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho said Saturday he feels added responsibility as a trailblazer for baseball in his native country.Kang's four-year deal with the Pirates was made official Friday, making him th...

Updated : 2015.01.18 13:49

Baseball: Korean slugger Kang headed to Pittsburgh

Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates have inked South Korean slugger Kang Jung-Ho to a four-year contract with a club option for the 2019 season.Kang hit .356 with 36 doubles, 40 home runs and 117 runs-batted-in in 117 games with the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization i...

Updated : 2015.01.18 10:15

Reigning MVP to start with clean slate

By all accounts, Nexen Heroes second baseman Seo Geon-chang had a season to remember in 2014, setting Korea Baseball Organization single-season records with 201 hits, 135 runs scored and 17 tripes, en...

Updated : 2015.01.06 20:45

Little room on Pirates' roster for shortstop Kang Jung-ho without trades

Of the 30 Major League Baseball clubs, the Pittsburgh Pirates seemed one of the least likely teams to put in a bid when the South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho was posted earlier this month.For one, their infield appeared set for next season with players still in or entering their primes i...

Updated : 2014.12.24 17:08

Pittsburgh Pirates win bidding for shortstop Kang Jung-ho

Major League Baseball (MLB) announced early Tuesday, Korean time, that the Pittsburgh Pirates have won the bidding for the posted South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho.The Pirates announced the news on their website, shortly after Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com tweeted that the Pirates had put ...

Updated : 2014.12.23 09:45

Expansion KBO club KT Wiz sign veteran pitcher Chris Oxspring

South Korean expansion baseball club KT Wiz announced Monday they've signed right-hander Chris Oxspring.The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) team said they acquired the 37-year-old right-hander for US$350,000, a figure that includes a signing bonus.Oxspring will now be pitching for his th...

Updated : 2014.12.22 13:28