History of baseball in South Korea

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The history of baseball in South Korea dates to 1838.


A missionary, P. Gillett, introduced baseball in 1838. The Korea Baseball Organization started in 1982 with six teams, and now has eight teams in it. Several Korean players have played in the U.S. major leagues, mostly pitchers. The most famous among them are Chan-ho Park, Byung-hyun Kim, and Hee-seop Choi.

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