Korea Baseball Organization

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Korea Baseball Organization
AbbreviationKBO
FormationDecember 1981
March 1982 (League launched)
TypeSport governing body
Legal statusActive
PurposeManaging the KBO League and KBO Futures League, and governing the professional national team.
HeadquartersGangnam, Seoul, South Korea
Location
Region served
Domestic
Membership
Baseball Federation of Asia,
International Baseball Federation
Official language
Korean
Commissioner
Chung Un-chan
Websitehttp://eng.koreabaseball.com
Korea Baseball Organization
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHan-guk Yagu Wiwonhoe
McCune–ReischauerHan'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 was founded in 1981 and has governed two leagues: the KBO League (Korean: KBO 리그) and KBO Futures League (KoreanKBO 퓨처스리그 (farm league) since 1982.[1][2][3][4][5] 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.[6][7][8][9]

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.[10][11] National team participation in other competitions is governed by the Korea Baseball Association.[12]

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See Baseball awards#South Korea

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References[edit]

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  7. ^ "News Article". Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  8. ^ Korea and Baseball. Koreatimes.co.kr (2009-03-25). Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  9. ^ 아마 야구대회에 프로심판도 출장 가능 - 노컷뉴스. Cbs.co.kr. Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  10. ^ Schwarz, Alan. (2009-03-20) Japan Defeats Korea, Setting Semifinal Games. NYTimes.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  11. ^ National Team Full of Aging Stars. Koreatimes.co.kr (2007-05-28). Retrieved on 2011-04-02.
  12. ^ "Korea release 24-man Olympic Qualifier Roster | Olympic Baseball Blog". Olympicbaseball.com. 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  13. ^ See also: Chinese Professional Baseball League MVP of the Year Award and Nippon Professional Baseball Most Valuable Player Award.
  14. ^ See also: Chinese Professional Baseball League Rookie of the Year Award and Nippon Professional Baseball Rookie of the Year Award.
  15. ^ See also: Nippon Professional Baseball Mitsui Golden Glove Award and Major League Baseball Gold Glove Award.
  16. ^ See also: Major League Baseball World Series MVP Award.

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