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Lotte Giants Hold Foreigner’s Day Events

Sports XXX The Lotte Giants will host events to honor Foreigners' Day at today and tomorrow's game with Samsung, in Sajik Stadium. A staff member with Lotte Giants...

Kang Min-ho Makes Eighth Consecutive All-Star Appearance

SPORTS XXX Despite struggling through one of the worst seasons of his career, Lotte Giants' catcher Kang Min-ho was selected on Wednesday as an All-Star reserve...

Giants to Offer Half-price Tickets to Fans Under 25

The Lotte Giants will sell tickets at half-price to fans under 25-years-old. The Youth Tickets will be for third base's reserved seats and Section...

NC Regains Top Spot in KBO

BUSAN, South Korea --  The NC Dinos hit six homeruns against the Nexen Heroes, breaking a team record for homeruns in a single game. The team also broke a record for hits in a game, with 21, and runs in a game, with 24. NC went on to win the game 24 to 5 in Seoul's Mokdong Stadium. 

With this win, NC has regained the top spot in the league after 20 days out of first. This win marks their second consecutive victory over Nexen giving the team a 19-12 record. 

The game was eventually called in the sixth inning due to heavy rain. 

In other baseball news, the Lotte Giants came from behind for a 10-6 win against the Doosan Bears in yesterday's game at Sajik Stadium, marking their second straight victory. 

Source: Busan eFM News



Giants to Take on Samsung in Ulsan

The Lotte Giants will host a variety of events for games played at Ulsan Munsu Stadium, today, April 4th. Players will meet fans, and will also...

Average KBO Salary Tops 100 Million Won

BUSAN, South Korea -- The average annual salary of South Korean professional baseball players has surpassed the 100 million won mark in 2014 for the first time in history, the baseball governing body said Wednesday. 

According to the report released by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), a total of 477 South Korean players, excluding rookies and foreign players, will receive a record high of 106.4 million won (US$99,198) on average for the 2014 season, up 11.8 percent from the previous record of 95.17 million won last year. 

It is the first time for the average salary of players to exceed the mark in the pro league, which kicked off in 1982. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Lotte Giants to Host 26th Annual Lotte-Cup Baseball Competition

BUSAN, South Korea -- Pro-baseball team Lotte Giants will host the 26th Annual Lotte-Cup Baseball Competition on March 8th in Busan Gudeok Baseball Park. 

32 baseball teams based in Busan and Ulsan, including 6 elementary school teams, 16 little baseball team and 10 middle school teams, will participate. 

The winner from each league will receive 3 million won in baseball products and the 2nd place team from each league will receive 2 million won in baseball products. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Lotte Giants Re-sign Song Seung-joon, Jang Sung-ho

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Lotte Giants signed Song Seung-joon, Jang Sung-ho and Kim Seung-hee to contracts. 

Song's contract is worth 360 million won, a 50 million won increase over last season. Jang signed a 140 million won contract, while Kim signed a 120 million won contract. 

Lotte has officially signed all of its players to contracts this year. They will begin their spring training in Arizona and Saipan beginning today, January fourteenth, as planned. 

Source: Busan eFM News

Lotte Giants Re-sign Three Players

BUSAN, South Korea -- Lotte Giants side arm pitcher Kim Sung-bae signed a contract with the team worth 190 million won a year, that's an 81 percent increase over last year's contract. 

Kim had 31 saves and 3.05 ERA as Lotte's closer last season. 

Also, Lotte's lefty hold man Lee Myung-woo, who recorded 20 holds and was ranked 4th, signed a 130 million won contract. That represents a 40 million won increase. 

The backup catcher Yong Deuk-han received a contract worth 65 million won, a five million won raise over last year's contract. 

The Giants have 57 players under contract for next year. In total, the team needs 65 players on its roster.

Source: Busan eFM News



Kang Min-ho and Sohn Ah-seop Win KBO Gold Gloves

BUSAN, South Korea -- Kang Min-ho and Sohn Ah-seop of the Lotte Giants were awarded Golden Gloves at the 2013 Korea Yakult Seven Professional Baseball Golden Glove Awards, yesterday, December 10th. This is the third consecutive year both players received the honor 

Kang received 178 of total 323 votes and Sohn, who has the most base hits, tied with Choi Hyung-woo and Park Yong-taek for the largest number of votes among outfielders. 

Meanwhile, Cho Seung-hwan of Lotte Giants got the Love Golden Glove for working with children who have childhood cancer and leukemia. Mr. Cho visits hospitals every year and donates to children's charities as well. 

Source: Busan eFM News

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