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Major leaguer Kang Jung-ho booked for leaving scene of DUI accident

South Korean major league player Kang Jung-ho was arrested after a crash that occurred under the influence of alcohol Friday, Seoul police said.According to Gangnam Police Station in southern Seoul, Kang was booked for fleeing the scene after crashing into a guard rail on his way to his ho...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:10

Baseball club signs new American pitcher

The South Korean baseball club Kia Tigers said Sunday they've signed new American pitcher Pat Dean for the upcoming season.The Korea Baseball Organization club inked the left-hander to a one-year contract worth $900,000. The 27-year-old replaces Zeke Spruill, who went 10-13 with a 5.27 ERA...

Updated : 2016.11.27 14:37

S. Korea ranks 3rd in updated world baseball standings

South Korea has solidified its No. 3 place in the world's new official baseball rankings, narrowing the gap with the United States, according to a related global organization on Saturday.The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) updated the list based on the four-year performances t...

Updated : 2016.11.26 13:15

Veteran slugger becomes 1st baseball player to receive 10 bln won

Free agent slugger Choi Hyoung-woo became the first baseball player to get paid 10 billion won(US$8.48 million) in South Korea. The Kia Tigers in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said Thursday t...

Updated : 2016.11.24 19:36

Doosan Bears capture 2nd straight Korean Series title

The Doosan Bears are the champions of South Korean baseball for the second straight year.The Bears defeated the NC Dinos 8-1 on Wednesday to complete the four-game sweep of the Korean Series at Masan Stadium in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, 400 kilometers southeast of Seoul. They no...

Updated : 2016.11.03 15:12

Postseason right-hander thinks vaunted opposing offense 'beatable'

The NC Dinos may boast some of the most feared sluggers in the Korea Baseball Organization, but the Doosan Bears right-hander Michael Bowden thinks they're still "beatable" with good execution of pitches.The two clubs are going toe-to-toe in the Korean Series, the KBO's championship final....

Updated : 2016.10.30 10:05

Doosan Bears beat NC Dinos in 11 innings to open Korean Series

The Doosan Bears walked off on the NC Dinos 1-0 on Saturday to claim the opening game of the Korean Series.Oh Jae-il hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 11th at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, as the Bears, the 2015 champions, built a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series in the ...

Updated : 2016.10.30 10:03

Baseball's defending champ loses reliever for title defense

Defending South Korean baseball champion Doosan Bears said Thursday they will be without a key reliever in their title defense.The Korea Baseball Organization club said right-hander Jung Jae-hoon will not be available for the Korean Series with a broken right shoulder. The best-of-seven se...

Updated : 2016.10.21 09:56

Postseason managers point to small stadium as key factor

When the NC Dinos host the LG Twins to start the second playoff round in the Korea Baseball Organization this week, the relatively small ballpark here in the southeastern part of the nation could play a big role, the teams' managers said Thursday.Game 1 between the two clubs is 6:30 p.m. F...

Updated : 2016.10.21 09:55

LG Twins advance to 2nd round in baseball postseason

The LG Twins are moving on to the second round in the Korea Baseball Organization postseason.The Twins rallied to defeat the Nexen Heroes 5-4 to take the best-of-five first round series in four games ...

Updated : 2016.10.18 09:52

LG defeats Nexen in baseball postseason, sits one win from next round

The LG Twins defeated the Nexen Heroes 4-1 Sunday to move within one win of reaching the next playoff round in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).Catcher Yoo Kang-nam hammered a two-run shot for hi...

Updated : 2016.10.16 19:05

Nexen beats LG to even baseball postseason series

The Nexen Heroes beat the LG Twins 5-1 to even their Korea Baseball Organization postseason series on Friday.Starter Andy Van Hekken gave up just one run over 7 2/3 innings, and light-hitting outfielder Lim Byeong-uk blasted his first career postseason home run at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul...

Updated : 2016.10.14 22:09

[Weekender] Korean baseball’s big hit

When South Korea’s professional baseball league first began in 1982, it started small with a total season attendance of 1.4 million. Now, things have changed. A record number of 8 million fans flocke...

Updated : 2016.10.14 17:35

[Weekender] En-chanting times at ball games

Spectators come in representative colors. Electrically amplified cheering and sing-alongs by fans of each team echo throughout ball parks. Cheerleaders, dancing along to K-pop hits during the breaks, ...

Updated : 2016.10.14 17:33

[Weekender] Delectable wonders at baseball stadiums in Korea

Hot dogs and nachos are often associated with baseball in the United States. For Korean baseball fans, however, the range of options is far wider. The variety of food available at ball games is a boon...

Updated : 2016.10.14 17:29