All posts tagged "Pittsburgh"

  • Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kang Jung-ho fields a groundball during a game.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
    Kang Jung-ho most valuable MLB rookie so far in 2015

    By Brian Han Major League Baseball (MLB) is enjoying a strong rookie class, and one important stat shows Pittsburgh Pirates’ Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho may be the best of the crop so far. Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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    Kang Jung-ho wins MLB’s Rookie of the Month award

    .@Heandog8, Jung Ho Kang make huge contributions to contenders, earn AL and NL Rookie of the Month honors. — MLB (@MLB) August 3, 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) deemed Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kang Jung-ho as the...

    • Posted August 3, 2015
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    King Kang hits home runs in back-to-back at-bats

    By Brian Han Pittsburgh Pirates’ Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho is starting to generate some serious power. He blasted a game-winning home run off the facing of the second deck Tuesday night and then another in his next at-bat early...

    • Posted July 29, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang drives in a run with a triple off Washington Nationals starting pitcher Doug Fister during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, July 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Twice as nice: Kang hits 2 for 4 for five straight games

    By Brian Han Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Kang Jung-ho notched his second 10-game on-base streak of his rookie season on Thursday in a 7-4 win against the Washington Nationals. It was his fifth multi-hit game in a row...

    • Posted July 24, 2015
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    Kang Jung-ho continues to step up for Pirates with 9-game on-base streak

    By Brian Han The Pittsburgh Pirates recently lost third baseman Josh Harrison and shortstop Jordy Mercer to injury, and utility infielder Kang Jung-ho has more than stepped up to the challenge. The 28-year-old South Korean rookie extended...

    • Posted July 23, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Kang Jung-ho of South Korea, prepares to take the field. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Confident Kang Jung-ho fitting right in with Pirates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kang Jung-ho chose the gray T-shirt because he thought it looked cool. That’s it. The fact “The Trillest” — a mashup of “true” and “real” that serves as slang for someone considered most authentic...

    • Posted June 13, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang, of South Korea, gestures to teammates during batting practice before the Pirates play the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Friday, May 29, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
    [USAToday] Kang Jung-ho brings power, poise from Korea to Pirates

      Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle likens the burden carried by his Korean infielder, Jung Ho Kang, to pulling a big wagon. The magnitude of major league stadiums and crowds, the increased media coverage and...

    • Posted June 4, 2015
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