All posts tagged "baseball"

  • South Korean baseball player Park Byung-ho smiles during his press conference at Incheon International Airport on Nov. 29, 2015. (Yonhap)
    Nearing deal with Minnesota Twins, Park Byung-ho departs for US

    INCHEON (Yonhap) — Nearing his first big league deal with the Minnesota Twins, South Korean slugger Park Byung-ho departed for the United States on Sunday, saying he’s hoping for “a positive result.” Park told reporters assembled at...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers speaks to reporters after being appointed an honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games at a press conference in Seoul on Nov. 26. 2015. (Yonhap)
    LA Dodgers’ Ryu Hyun-jin named ambassador for 2018 Winter Games

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has been named the honorary ambassador for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games, organizers said Thursday. The Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher will take part in various activities promoting South Korea’s...

    • Posted November 27, 2015
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  • 2015 KBO MVP Eric Thames (Twitter)
    Why 2015 KBO MVP Eric Thames should come back to the MLB

    By Brian Han In case you didn’t know, ex-Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder Eric Thames put up some otherworldly numbers during the Korean Baseball Organization’s (KBO) 2015 regular season. Over the course of 142 games, the 29-year-old...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • Son Ah-seop (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
    No MLB club bids for Lotte Giants’ Son Ah-seop

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — No Major League Baseball (MLB) club has bid for South Korean outfielder Son Ah-seop, who was posted last week by the Lotte Giants, the top South Korean baseball league said Tuesday. The Korea Baseball...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • Eric Thames of the NC Dinos watches his solo home run against the Lotte Giants in Changwon, South Korea, on July 1, 2015. (Yonhap file photo)
    Ex-big leaguer Eric Thames voted MVP in S. Korean baseball

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Former major leaguer Eric Thames was voted the MVP of South Korean baseball on Tuesday. Thames, the slugging first baseman of the NC Dinos, became just the third foreign player to win the top...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • Dave Roberts, left, will replace Don Mattingly as the Dodgers' manager. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)
    Dave Roberts becomes Dodgers’ first minority manager

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Roberts overcame long odds during his playing days in the major leagues and survived a bout with cancer in recent years. He had no managerial experience when he went after the vacant...

    • Posted November 23, 2015
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  • Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, watches a Korea Baseball Organization postseason game between the Doosan Bears and the NC Dinos at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on Oct. 22, 2015. (Yonhap file photo)
    Baseball fan US envoy Lippert predicts MLB success for Park Byung-ho

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — When he’s not busy representing the United States in South Korea, Mark Lippert enjoys attending professional baseball games. In fact, the top U.S. envoy to Seoul has become such a dedicated fan in just...

    • Posted November 20, 2015
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