Major League Baseball will send a star team to South Korea in November, the South Korean baseball organization announced in Seoul on Friday, according to Yonhap News Agency. A series of exhibition games. The KBO will host MLB players in four games dubbed “MLB World Tour: Korea Series” to celebrate the KBO’s 40th anniversary. The game will take place in mid-November, after the World Series. Here are more details from Yonhap News Agency:
Sajik Stadium in the southeastern city of Busan, home to the KBO club Lotte Giants, will host one game each on November 11 and 12. The MLB star will then travel to Seoul for two more games, one each on Nov. 14-15 at the Gocheok Sky Dome, home to KBO’s Kiwoom heroes. According to KBO, this will be the MLB All-Star since 1922 The lineup’s first series in South Korea. MLB sends a team of stars to Japan every few games for the so-called MLB Japan All-Star Series for several years since 1986. The most recent occurred in 2018, when Japan won five of six matches. MLB World Tour: The Korea Series could replace the MLB Japan All-Star Series this year. Three active major league players born in South Korea: Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Choi Ji-man , San Diego Padres shortstop Kim Ha-sung and Boston Red Sox outfielder Rob Reevesnyder. Refsnyder was born in Seoul and adopted as a baby by a California family. No. 4, Toronto Blue Jays southpaw Hyun-Jin Ryu, is currently recovering from Tommy John’s surgery. as part of the new collective bargaining agreement MLB and MLBPA agreed to play more games in other countries (both exhibition and regular season) in an effort to grow the game. With the exception of South Korea, matches are tentatively scheduled to take place between now and 2026 in the Dominican Republic, London, Mexico, Paris and Puerto Rico. The roster and specific schedule of the Korea Tour will be announced in September.