The 2022 KBO season will start on Saturday April 2, the league announced Thursday, with the 10 clubs each playing the standard 144 games.
The new year dawns with just one man left standing in the KBO free agent market, with 13 of 14 players securing a contract for the 2022 season. As of press time, Jung Hoon of the Lotte Giants is the only player yet to sign a new deal for next year.
Free agent infielder Hwang Jae-gyun has opted to stay with the KT Wiz, signing a four-year deal worth 6 billion won ($5 million) on Monday.
The KT Wiz were crowned the winners of the 2021 Korean Series after beating the Doosan Bears at Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul on Thursday.
The KT Wiz swept the Doosan Bears to win their first Korean Series title on Thursday evening at Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul.
KT Wiz players celebrate in Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul on Wednesday after defeating the Doosan Bears in the third match of the Korean Series. As of press time Thursday, the Wiz had taken an early lead in Game 4.
Four professional baseball broadcasters — KBSN, MBC PLUS, SBS Media Net and SPOTV — have officially asked the KBO to pay for damages caused after matches were postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the middle of the season.
Football and baseball are the two most popular sports in Korea, but while the football team heads to Tokyo looking to win gold and return as heroes, the national baseball team is preparing for the Games under a cloud of controversy.
The KBO put on a show for Children's Day on Wednesday, as cartoon characters and Disney princesses combined with great weather and a lot of runs for what is traditionally one of the biggest days in the KBO calendar.
It was an unusual start to spring training on Monday, as KBO clubs accustomed to jetting off to warmer climes began their preparations for the 2021 season on a cold, rainy day in Korea.