Gangwon High School (강원고등학교) became the 61st high school to have a varsity baseball team as they officially began their baseball program last week on June 27.
The school is located in Chuncheon (춘천), a city with a population of just over 270,000. The city is also located in Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), a mountainous region in the northeastern part of South Korea. One of the other schools in the city ran a program until it was shut down in 2008.
One of the supporters of establishing the team is the Hanwha Eagles organization. Beginning this year, Gangwon-do has been annexed as part of the Eagles’ territory for player development. Each professional team in South Korea has a region(s) (or designated schools if two or more franchises are based in a single region) assigned for them to invest money into the school programs in it. With the addition of Gangwon High School, there are now a total of four schools in the province.
- 강원고 야구부 공식 창단, Gangwondominilbo, Jun. 28, 2014.
- 한화, 강원고 야구부 창단식 참석해 용품 지원, Sports Seoul, Jun. 27, 2014.