Korea Baseball Futures League

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Not to be confused with Futures League.
Korea Baseball Futures League
Sport Baseball
Founded 1990[Note 1]
No. of teams 12
Country  South Korea
Venue(s) 12
Founder Korea Baseball Organization (KBO)
Official website http://www.koreabaseball.com

Korea Baseball Futures League (Hangul: 한국 야구 퓨처스리그) is South Korea's 2nd level of baseball, below that of the Korea Professional Baseball. It serves as a farm league with the purpose is to developing professional players on demand to play in Korea Professional Baseball league. The Futures League consists of two small leagues, the "Northern League" and "Southern League". Each league has six teams. These leagues are governed by Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).[1][2][3][4]

Current teams[edit]

Northern League[edit]

Team City Stadium
Doosan Bears Icheon Bears Field
LG Twins Guri LG Champions Park
SK Wyverns Incheon Songdo LNG Baseball Stadium
Police Goyang Byeokje Baseball Stadium
Hanwha Eagles Seosan Seosan Baseball Stadium

Southern League[edit]

Team City Stadium
Sangmu Mungyeong Sangmu Baseball Stadium
Hwaseong Heroes[Note 2] Hwaseong Hwaseong Heroes Baseball Park
Kia Tigers Hampyeong Hampyeong Baseball Stadium
Samsung Lions Gyeongsan Gyeongsan Ball Park
Lotte Giants Gimhae Sangdong Baseball Stadium
NC Dinos Changwon Jinhae Public Baseball Stadium

Non-regular team[edit]

Team City Stadium
Goyang Wonders Goyang Goyang South Korea national baseball team Training Stadium
Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks[Note 3] N/A N/A

Former teams[edit]

Team Years
Ssangbangwool Raiders[Note 4] 1991[Note 5]-1999
Hyundai Unicorns[Note 6] 1990~2007

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Korea Professional Baseball was founded in 1982, but its second squad league was founded in 1990. The name "Futures League" has been used since 2008.
  2. ^ Its first level squad is Nexen Heroes. Heroes is the first and only South Korean baseball club of which first and second level squads do not share the team name.
  3. ^ The third level squad of the Japanese Baseball Club.
  4. ^ Korean: 쌍방울 레이더스.
  5. ^ Its first level squad had existed since 1990.
  6. ^ Including Pacific Dolphins (태평양 돌핀스).

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