Korea Baseball Softball Association

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Korea Baseball Softball Association
Abbreviation KBA
Formation 1946
Type Sport governing body
Legal status Active
Purpose managing all of aspects except the professional
Headquarters Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea[1]
Region served
Baseball Federation of Asia,
International Baseball Federation
Official language
Kang Seung-kyoo[2]
Website http://www.korea-baseball.com
Korea Baseball Softball Association
Hangul 대한야구협회
Revised Romanization Daehan Yagu Hyeophoe
McCune–Reischauer Taehan Yagu Hyǒphoe

The Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA; Korean: 대한야구소프트볼협회) is the governing body of baseball in South Korea. KBA was founded in 1946 as Joseon Baseball Association (Korean: 조선야구협회), and renamed in 1954. KBA has been charged with the task of promoting and spreading organised baseball. It is one of two major baseball governing bodies, and the other is Korea Baseball Organization (Korean: 한국야구위원회; KBO). KBA is not confused with KBO, which has been governing professional leagues from 1982. Since Korea Professional Baseball began, KBA has governed the domestic amateur competitions and the national teams for the international competitions except World Baseball Classic (WBC), Asia Series for professional.[3][4] Besides, the Women's Baseball Association Korea (Korean: 한국여자야구연맹; WBAK) is in charge of women's baseball in South Korea.[5][6]


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