When the World Series is over this year, it’s time to go on a global tour. A four-game All-Star series between the MLB and the KBO will take place in South Korea from November 9 to November 16. The series will begin with two games at the Busan Sajik Baseball Stadium and end with two more at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.
We learned the initial names of the players who will compete in the Korea Series this week.
Ha-Seong Kim, who will be experiencing a sort of homecoming, is one of the first six players that have been revealed by MLB Korea. Kim, a native of Bucheon, South Korea, played a prominent role in the Nexen and Kiwoom Heroes from 2014 to 2016. However, he is not the only player traveling with KBO experience. Darin Ruf of the Mets, who played three seasons with the Samsung Lions and blasted 86 home runs before coming back to the Major Leagues in 2020, will also be traveling.
Salvador Perez, an eight-time All-Star for the Royals, Patrick Wisdom, a third baseman for the Cubs, Steven Kwan, an outfielder for the Guardians who avoids strikes like the plague, and Anthony Santander, a slugger for the Orioles, are all present. Santander is prepared to win over a brand-new group of fans after already winning over UK supporters.
Since a party that included Casey Stengel, Waite Hoyt, Herb Pennock, and others traveled to Asia to play in Japan, South Korea, and China in 1922, Major League players have not visited the nation to play games until the Korea Series.