Korea Baseball Organization

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Korea Baseball Organization
Korea Baseball Organization.png
Logo of Korea Baseball Organization (KBO)
Abbreviation KBO
Formation 1981
1982 (League launched)
Type Sport governing body
Legal status Active
Purpose managing two baseball leagues, and governing the adulthood national team
Headquarters Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea
Location
Region served
Domestic
Membership
Baseball Federation of Asia,
International Baseball Federation
Official language
Korean
Commissioner
Koo Bon-neung[1]
Website http://eng.koreabaseball.com
Korea Baseball Organization
Hangul 한국야구위원회
Hanja
Revised Romanization Han-guk Yagu Wiwonhoe
McCune–Reischauer Han'guk Yagu Wiwŏnhoe

The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO; Korean: 한국야구위원회) is the governing body for the professional leagues of baseball in South Korea. The KBO should not be confused with the KBO League (formally called the Korea Baseball Championship). KBO was founded in 1981 and has been governing two leagues: the KBO League (Korean: KBO 리그) and KBO Futures League (Hangul: KBO 퓨처스리그; farm league) since 1982.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9] It is one of two major baseball governing bodies; the other is the Korea Baseball Association (Korean: 대한야구협회), which is the governing body for amateur baseball competitions.[10][11][12][13][14]

The KBO is a member of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF), and is responsible for the national baseball team for the World Baseball Classic and Asia Series.[15][16] Olympics, Asian Games, World Youth Baseball Championship, World Junior Baseball Championship, World University Baseball Championship, World Cup, and Intercontinental Cup is in charge by the Korea Baseball Association.[17]

Awards[edit]

See footnote[18] and Baseball awards#South Korea

Crest[edit]

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ Samsung Lions Pro-Baseball Team. Samsunglions.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  4. ^ 두산베어스닷컴입니다. Doosanbears.com (1982-01-15). Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
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  6. ^ "프로야구 '밑거름' 2군리그, 시즌 일정 확정". Joynews.inews24.com. 2010-02-22. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  7. ^ 야구 - 기사내용 - [개막특집] 2010시즌 달라지는 프로야구. Sportsseoul.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  8. ^ ÇŃąš ĂÖ°íŔÇ ˝şĆ÷Ă÷ żŁĹÍĹ×ŔθŐĆŽ ŔüšŽ šĚľđžî OSEN. Osen.mt.co.kr. Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  9. ^ [4][dead link]
  10. ^ http://www.baseball.coachesvideolibrary.com/news.php?action=view&news_id=201
  11. ^ "News Article". Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  12. ^ Korea and Baseball. Koreatimes.co.kr (2009-03-25). Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  13. ^ 아마 야구대회에 프로심판도 출장 가능 - 노컷뉴스. Cbs.co.kr. Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  14. ^ [5][dead link]
  15. ^ Schwarz, Alan. (2009-03-20) Japan Defeats Korea, Setting Semifinal Games. NYTimes.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  16. ^ National Team Full of Aging Stars. Koreatimes.co.kr (2007-05-28). Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  17. ^ "Korea release 24-man Olympic Qualifier Roster | Olympic Baseball Blog". Olympicbaseball.com. 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  18. ^ Category:Korea Baseball Organization Awards. Baseball-Reference.com (Sports Reference LLC). Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  19. ^ KBO Most Valuable Player Award. Baseball-Reference.com (Sports Reference LLC). Retrieved 2010-07-02. See also: Chinese Professional Baseball League MVP of the Year Award and Nippon Professional Baseball Most Valuable Player Award.
  20. ^ KBO Rookie of the Year. Baseball-Reference.com (Sports Reference LLC). Retrieved 2010-07-02. See also: Chinese Professional Baseball League Rookie of the Year Award and Nippon Professional Baseball Rookie of the Year Award.
  21. ^ KBO Gold Gloves. Baseball-Reference.com (Sports Reference LLC). Retrieved 2010-07-02. See also: Nippon Professional Baseball Mitsui Golden Glove Award and Major League Baseball Gold Glove Award.
  22. ^ Korean Series Most Valuable Player Award. Baseball-Reference.com (Sports Reference LLC). Retrieved 2010-07-02. See also: Major League Baseball World Series MVP Award.

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