All posts tagged "yagu"

  • The baseball team of Hwangsung Young Men's Christian Association (presently the Seoul YMCA), including its manager Philip Gillett, far right, an American missionary, poses for a photograph in 1911. It was around this time that Koreans began calling baseball by the name "yagu." (Yonhap)
    Why Koreans call baseball ‘yagu’

    By Patrick Bourgo / SABR Korea With the Korean Series underway between the Nexen Heroes and Samsung Lions, one is likely to hear the word “yagu” wherever one goes, from offices to watering holes. “Yagu,” meaning baseball,...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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