The Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) will be held again after six years.
The KBO Secretariat announced on the 16th that Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia will participate in APBC, which will be held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan from November 16 to 19 next year. APBC is a contest arena for Asian professional baseball prospects. It was launched in 2017 with the intention of giving young players under the age of 24 in each country a chance to participate in national competitions and instilling pride as a national representative.
Participating countries will have a total of 26 players, including players under the age of 24 (those born on or after January 1, 1999) or under 3 years of professional experience, and 3 wild card players. Four teams are ranked in a full league. After that, 1st and 2nd place play the final, 3rd and 4th place play the 3rd place match, respectively. Ha-seong Kim (currently San Diego Padres of the American Professional Baseball League), Jung-hoo Lee (Kiwoom Heroes), Chang-mo Koo (NC Dinos), and Ja-wook Koo (Samsung Lions) participated in the first tournament wearing the Taegeuk mark토토사이트. At the time, Korea was the runner-up behind Japan.
Meanwhile, the winner of the Lee Young-min Batting Award, which is given to the best amateur hitter, was Kim Min-seok (18), an infielder from Whimoon High School who was nominated by the professional baseball Lotte Giants. On the 16th, the Korea Baseball Softball Association (hereinafter referred to as the Association) announced the list of winners in each category of the ‘2022 Baseball Softball Night’ event. Kim Min-seok wore a Lotte uniform with the third overall pick in the KBO rookie draft. The High School Outstanding Athlete Award went to Chungam High School pitcher Yoon Young-chul, who joined the KIA Tigers. Gong Do-hyeok, an infielder at Seongnam High School, who saved a man in his 50s who collapsed last August with CPR, will receive an exemplary award. The awards ceremony will be held on the 19th at the Seoul Garden Hotel at the baseball and softball night event.