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MLB stars to play 4 exhibition games in S. Korea in Nov.

All News 11:28 August 26, 2022

By Yoo Jee-ho

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Yonhap) -- For the first time in 100 years, a team of major league stars will play offseason exhibition games in South Korea this fall.

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced Friday it will host Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Stars for four games in November, both in celebration of the KBO's 40th anniversary and as part of the "MLB World Tour: Korea Series."

This photo provided by the South Korean sports agency Sports Intelligence Group on Aug. 26, 2022, shows the logo for "MLB World Tour," which will involve a team of major league stars playing exhibition games in the South Korean cities of Seoul and Busan in November 2022. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Sajik Stadium in the southeastern city of Busan, home of the KBO club Lotte Giants, will host one game each on Nov. 11 and 12. MLB stars will then travel up to Seoul for two more games, with one each on Nov. 14 and 15, at Gocheok Sky Dome, home of the Kiwoom Heroes in the KBO.

According to the KBO, this will be the first series of games by an MLB All-Star squad on South Korean soil since 1922.

Further details on the schedule, matchups, participating players from both the KBO and MLB, and ticket sales will be announced at a press conference sometime in September, the KBO added.

In June, KBO Commissioner Heo Koo-youn met his MLB counterpart, Rob Manfred in New York, where they discussed holding KBO regular season games in the United States and having MLB regular season games in South Korea.

jeeho@yna.co.kr
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