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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Third Baseman Kang Jung Ho to Play for Dominican Republic Club

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Third Baseman Kang Jung Ho to Play for Dominican Republic Club

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Pittsburgh Pirates’ third baseman Kang Jung-ho, his big league career in limbo following a drunk driving conviction, has signed with a Dominican Republic club. Aguilas Cibaenas, which competes in the Dominican Winter League, announced their signing of Kang on their Twitter page on Wednesday. The winter league season usually [...]

Unlikely Friends ‘Find Niche’ with Website, Podcast on S. Korean Baseball

Unlikely Friends ‘Find Niche’ with Website, Podcast on S. Korean Baseball

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Two unlikely friends, one from Ireland and the other from the United States, have teamed up to launch a website dedicated to — of all things — South Korean professional baseball. They even record a weekly podcast on the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), discussing a wide range of topics [...]

Gov’t to Form Task Force on Corruption in Sports

Gov’t to Form Task Force on Corruption in Sports

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The government announced Thursday it will form a task force on handling corruption in sports in light of a widening match-fixing scandal in professional baseball. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said its senior sports policy officials met with leaders of five pro sports federations Thursday to discuss [...]

Baseball Pitcher Voluntarily Reports Match-Fixing Scheme

Baseball Pitcher Voluntarily Reports Match-Fixing Scheme

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A South Korean baseball pitcher voluntarily reported that he had engaged in match-fixing schemes in 2014, the governing body of the country’s professional baseball said Sunday.  Yoo Chang-sik, a left-handed pitcher for the Kia Tigers, confessed to his team on Saturday that he had deliberately walked a batter in [...]