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KBO’s Top Club Also 1st in Overseas Merchandise Sales

KBO’s Top Club Also 1st in Overseas Merchandise Sales

SEOUL, June 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The NC Dinos, so far the top team in South Korean baseball, are also leading everyone in overseas sales of merchandise, data showed on Monday. In response to growing international interest, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) launched an English-language version (http://kbomarket.com/us) of its official merchandise site, the KBO Market, [...]

KBO Club Manager’s In-game Collapse Sheds Light on Stressful Nature of Job

KBO Club Manager’s In-game Collapse Sheds Light on Stressful Nature of Job

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — When SK Wyverns’ manager Youm Kyoung-youb fell unconscious in the dugout during a Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) game Thursday, it served as a solemn reminder of the stressful nature of his occupation. Fortunately, Youm regained consciousness inside an ambulance on his way to a hospital, moments after his collapse [...]

Baseball Teams Send Fans Foul Balls as Crowdless Games Continue

Baseball Teams Send Fans Foul Balls as Crowdless Games Continue

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The 2020 Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) season continues with a series of crowdless games as the coronavirus outbreak rages on. With the outbreak showing no signs of abating anytime soon, crowdless games are expected to continue for the time being. Crowdless stadiums deprive the players of cheers and shouts [...]

S. Korean Baseball’s Minor League to Adopt ‘Robot Umpires’ in Aug.

S. Korean Baseball’s Minor League to Adopt ‘Robot Umpires’ in Aug.

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean baseball’s minor league will start using “robot umpires” in August, a league official said Thursday. The official with the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) said about 20 games in the Futures League will have the automated ball-strike system in place this season, and it will be used for [...]

Korean Telcos Promote Baseball Content to Attract Fans at Home amid Pandemic

Korean Telcos Promote Baseball Content to Attract Fans at Home amid Pandemic

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecommunication firms said Saturday they have released various services and content related to the country’s professional baseball league as they try to attract baseball fans at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The new Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) season started May 5 after South Korea managed to flatten [...]