Monday, April 20, 2020

Korean Baseball Resources Revisited

Years ago I published a post on resources for the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) in English. Since then, much of the information has changed, so I'm posting this as an updated version. This page is meant to be a resource for people who are looking for Korean baseball information in English. 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
In the past, some teams had websites in English, but after checking all the teams' sites, I don't believe any teams have them anymore.

Official KBO English Site
KBO's official English website

The most extensive and up-to-date site for information and news about Korean 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.

True Stories of Korean Baseball - Last updated 2014
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.

Bang the Jang-gu Slowly - Last updated in 2013
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.

Korean Baseball Blog - Has not been updated recently.
Only a total of 17 posts

Baseball Reference
Baseball Reference's page about the KBO.

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

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 minor league
Korea Baseball Association - Governing body for amateur baseball in Korea

On Facebook
KBO in English
SABR Korea Chapter

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. I been away from posting about Korean baseball for about five years, so sorry if I've missed some things.

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