Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Korean Baseball Resources and KBO in English

This page is meant to be a resource for people who are looking for Korean baseball information in English. While I personally focus on more historical related content, most of the links in this post are related to the KBO and contemporary baseball in Korea.  I will regularly update this post when I find new information and will try to make sure all the links are current.

English website for KBO Teams
Doosan Bears
SK Wyverns
Hanwha Eagles
Samsung Lions

Official KBO English Site
KBO's official English website

The most extensive and up-to-date site for information and news about Korean baseball.
A site about Korean baseball including information, news and opinions.  It is still a work in progress, but very impressive and extremely informative.

Baseball in Korea
Here is another new Korean baseball site that says it will be writing about Korean baseball in general, with a focus on the minor leagues, college and high school baseball.

Japanese Baseball
Despite it being a Japanese baseball site, the link above will take you to the KBO News Forum on the site. It's a great site with many very knowledgeable participants about baseball in general and especially baseball in Asia.

Coming to America Baseball
A blog that follows the comings and goings of players to and from the Pacific Rim and North America.  It also has a regular podcast hosted by Philip Riccobono.

This is Clint Hulsey's blog and he sometimes posts about the KBO.

True Stories of Korean Baseball
A blog with game highlights, information and news about the KBO that started in 2009. I have been told that there will be no new posts, however, there is still a great amount of information on it to be discovered.
**Update:  The blog has been restarted and will translate articles about Korean baseball from Korean to English.

This blog features information about baseball around the globe, from Latin America to Europe and Asia.  The above link will take you to the Korean archive, which is still active.

Busan Haps Magazine
An in-depth magazine and website that covers everything you could want to know about what's going on and what to do in Korea's second city (Busan). The link above brings you to their baseball coverage, primarily of the Lotte Giants.

Bang the Jang-gu Slowly
A personal blog by baseball fan 'Angry' Steve about the Lotte Giants and Korean baseball.

The Baseball Journeyman - KBO section last updated April 2012
Information about baseball in South Korea, especially good posts on the various stadiums and interviews with people about Korean baseball.

The Baseball Guru
This has some basic information about Korean baseball, but has not been updated in some time though.

A blog about baseball around the world, including some stuff on Korea.

Korean Baseball Blog - Last updated September 25, 2010
Only a total of 17 posts

Baseball Reference
Baseball Reference's page about the KBO. Has not been updated to include the new team, the NC Dinos, who joined the league in 2013.

You can find articles written about the current season in the sports section of the two largest Korean English newspapers and some other Korean news outlets:
The Korea Times
Korea Herald
Yonhap News

On Twitter
Mainly KBO

Baseball in Asia (some KBO)

Accounts that sometimes tweet about KBO

On Wikipedia
Current KBO Team Rosters - Current team rosters of KBO teams
Baseball Stadiums - A list of the baseball stadiums in South Korea
Korea Baseball Organization - Governing body for pro baseball leagues in Korea
Korea Baseball Championship - Also know as 프로야구, the highest level pro baseball league in Korea
Korea Baseball Futures League - Korean farm league
Korea Baseball Association - Governing body for amateur baseball in Korea

On Facebook
KBO in English
SABR Korea Chapter
Coming to America

Taking in a Game: The History of Baseball in Asia by Joseph A. Reaves
Baseball without Borders: The International Pastime

Once again, if you know of any information that is missing, please leave a comment or feel free to contact me and I will work on getting it up.

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