The LG Twins find themselves on top of the the KBO ranking after one full week of play, with five wins and two losses to take a one-game lead over the three second-place teams.
Choo Shin-soo has finally picked up his first hit in the KBO — and in true Choo style, it's a home run.
It was a very brief opening weekend for most KBO teams, with only the Kiwoom Heroes and Samsung Lions managing to play two games after rain shut down the action at every open stadium in the country on Saturday.
The KBO’s 10 teams begin their 144-game race to the pennant on Saturday. Here's the Korea JoongAng Daily's take on where each team stands as the season begins.
The SSG Landers finally got a uniform and a mascot on Tuesday, as new owners Shinsegae Group held an inauguration ceremony for the rebranded team ahead of the start of the 2021 season on Friday.
Shinsegae Group Vice Chairman Chung Yong-jin is seen wearing what appears to be the new jersey for the SSG Landers in a photo posted on social media.
Choo Shin-soo picked up his first hit in an SSG Landers jersey in the fifth inning in an exhibition game against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Baseball Stadium in Busan on Monday.
SSG Landers slugger Choo Shin-soo made his KBO preseason debut on Sunday, failing to make any hits despite the high expectations.
With SSG Landers slugger Choo Shin-soo expected to make his first appearance for his new club in an exhibition game on Saturday, it's nearly time for the major league veteran to quite literally step up to the plate.
The news that the SK Wyverns would be rebranded as the SSG Landers caused skepticism both in and outside of Korea. But whether Landers works for you, one thing is true — it continues the longstanding Incheon tradition of creative team names.