The Korea National Team for the 6th East Asian Games had been announced.
Led by Kyungsung University’s manager, Yun Yeong-hwan, this year’s team is consisted of college (university) student athletes and professionals playing under conscription. Korean professional athletes serve their mandatory military service by playing for the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps or Korean Police Baseball Team.
The East Asian games would be a mini-Olympic, or the Pan-American Games for countries of East Asia–namely, China, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). There are occasional independent Olympic athletes who participate in this event as well. This year’s event will be held in Tianjin, China on October 6-15.
This will mark the first time baseball will an official sporting event for the East Asian Games. Macau and North Korea are the only member states that will not participate in the game of baseball.
So, here are the schedule and rosters of South Korea’s National Team.
- Oct. 7, 09:00 – Korea vs. Guam @ Field 1
- Oct. 8, 09:00 – Mongolia vs. Korea @ Field 2
- Oct. 9, 14:00 – Hong Kong vs. Korea @ Field 1
- Oct. 10, 14:00 – Korea vs. China @ Field 1
- Oct. 11, 09:00 – Korea vs. Japan @ Field 1
- Oct. 12, 14:00 – Taiwan vs. Korea @ Field 1
- Names had been romanized according to Korea’s official “Revised Romanization of Korean” system, unless the player has his own method of spelling his name that is known to the public.
- Family names (last name) are written in capital letters.