The Kiwoom Heroes announced Wednesday that they have re-signed a one-year contract with pitcher Eric Jokisch for a third season at $900,000. Jokisch is the only of the Heroes' foreign players to return next season.
Just less than a week after parting ways with the Hanwha Eagles, veteran outfielder Lee Yong-kyu found a new club to play for, the Kiwoom Heroes. Lee and the Heroes agreed to a one-year contract at 150 million won on Tuesday.
Due to heavy rain, the KBO’s first wildcard game between the LG Twins and the Kiwoom Heroes at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in southern Seoul got canceled on Sunday.
Lee Jung-hoo of the Kiwoom Heroes set a new single-season record for doubles on Friday, at 48, during a game against the Doosan Bears at Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul.
With three weeks remaining in the 2020 KBO regular season, the push for the postseason is more competitive than ever. The NC Dinos continue to hold a big five-game lead, but the remaining postseason spots — from second to fifth — are all to play for.
After Kiwoom Heroes manager Son Hyun's resignation, the club appointed Kim Chang-hyeon as the interim manager for the remaining time in the regular season. But the Heroes just suffered a loss to the bottom-ranked Hanwha Eagles 9-3 on Sunday.
The Kiwoom Heroes' infielder Kim Ha-seong stole his 20th base of the year on Thursday Sept. 24, for his second season with at least 20 home runs and 20 steals.
The 2020 season is an important one for a number of veteran players in the KBO, with an unusual number nearing free agency in the next couple of years.
When legendary slugger Lee Seung-yuop, formerly of the Samsung Lions, retired, the Kiwoom Heroes’ Park Byung-ho was expected to step into the Lion King's shoes as the next big hitter in the KBO. So far, Park seems to be living up to that legacy.
Kiwoom Heroes’ table setter Kim Ha-seong is leading the club’s batting lineup this season. Ahead of the 2020 season, the Heroes’ batting lineup was considered to be one of the strongest in the KBO.