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Lotte manager Yang Seung-ho resigns

Lotte Giants‘ manager Yang Seung-ho has resigned from his post, the Korea Baseball Organization team announced Tuesday, to take the fall for the club’s failure to reach a final during his two-year tenure.

The Busan-based Giants said Yang had offered to step down in a meeting with the team president, Chang Byung-soo, last Wednesday, and the management decided to accept his resignation offer.

Yang, 52, replaced Jerry Royster as the Giants‘ manager in October 2010. Royster, the first American to manage a KBO team, guided the Giants, once the league’s perennial doormat, to three consecutive playoffs, but failed to reach the championship Korean Series.

At the time of his signing, Yang vowed to lead the Giants to the Korean Series within two seasons. The Giants last won the KBO title in 1992. (Yonhap News)
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