The Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres will play an opening match in Seoul next March.
The US Major League Secretariat and the Players Union announced that during the regular season of the 2024 season, the MLB World Tour will be held in four countries other than the US and Canada. On March 20-21 next year, the Dodgers and San Diego will play two opener games in Seoul. It is the ninth time in history that the major league opening game will be held outside of the 50 states and Canada, and the third time after Japan and Australia. This is the first time a major league regular season game has been held in Korea.안전놀이터추천
Founded in 1884, the Dodgers are one of the most prestigious teams representing the National League. He holds the record for winning the World Series 7 times and winning the National League (24 times) and Western Division (20 times). In particular, starting with ‘Korean Express’ Park Chan-ho, Choi Hee-seop, Seo Jae-eung and Ryu Hyun-jin served as a gateway to Korean big leaguers, gaining great popularity in Korea. Among the fans, it was also called the ‘Rasung Dodgers’ combined with the Chinese character phone name of Los Angeles.
San Diego is a team that has emerged as a new powerhouse in the National League based on bold investments. Players representing the big leagues such as Dixon Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Darvish Yu are gathered. Here, Kim Ha-seong, who joined ahead of the 2021 season and took the starting position, is also making a big success.
Dodgers President Stan Karsten said, “I am very happy to have a meaningful MLB game for the first time in front of Korean fans who have excellent baseball knowledge and passion.” Eric Grupner, CEO of the San Diego Padres, also said, “Korea is a baseball country with tradition, passion and passionate fans. I am proud of the opening series in Korea.”
“We are very much looking forward to the season opener being held in Korea for the first time ever,” said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred. Heo Gu-yeon, president of the KBO, expressed his anticipation, saying, “It will provide Korean baseball fans with a very special opportunity to watch major league games in Korea, and at the same time, it will be a great venue for international exchange to showcase the passion and culture of Korean baseball fans.”