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December 31st's Random KBO News

posted Dec 31, 2012, 9:53 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Jan 1, 2013, 12:39 AM ]
  • Samsung Lions to hire Japanese instructor (former Lions pitcher, Ken Kadokura)   Joongang  Yonhap
  • [Interview] Ryu holds firm to get contract with Dodgers; agreed to his terms w/ 20 seconds left  Joongang
  • In interview with Sports Seoul, Hanwha manager Kim Eung-ryong, says rotation is looking like: Dana Eveland, Denny Bautista, Kim Hyun-min & Yoo Chang-sik  Sports Seoul
  • Happy New Year!  Here are a few of the top stories that happened in Korean baseball during 2012:

    • Kim Seong-min fiasco with MLB and Orioles
    • Park Hyun-jun and Kim Sung-hyun banned from playing baseball in Korea for fixing games.
    • Park Chan-ho returns to KBO with Hanwha for 1 season and retires at end of season.
    • Lee Jong-beom retires and becomes a coach at Hanwha.
    • KBO goes over the 7 million fan mark for first time ever
    • Samsung wins the 2012 Korean Series to repeat as KBO Champions
    • Park Byung-ho wins league MVP award and is left off WBC roster
    • A 10th KBO team was approved to begin play in 2015. 
    • Lim Chang-yong signs with the Chicago Cubs
    • Ryu Hyun-jin gets posted and signs with the LA Dodgers