MLB Secretariat Live-Action Gocheok Dome for World Series Tour Korea

Rick Dell visits Gocheok Dome, General Manager of MLB Baseball Development Asia

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Namjik Han = Rick Dell, MLB Asian Baseball Development General Manager, visits Gocheok Dome on the 20th and checks the status of the electronic board.

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Han Nam-jik = An official from the MLB Secretariat visited and inspected the Gocheok Sky Dome in Guro-gu, Seoul, which was selected as the host of the ‘2022 MLB World Tour Korea Series’.

Officials, including Rick Dell, general manager of MLB’s Asian baseball development, visited Gocheok Dome on the 20th and inspected the dugout, bullpen, spectators, and press room up close.

A Dell manager who lives in Beijing, China said, “I visited Gocheok Dome even in 2017, when the Seoul World Baseball Classic (WBC) Round was held. “Gocheok Dome is a good environment for big leagues to play. I can enjoy baseball comfortably,” he said, expressing his satisfaction with the Gocheok Dome environment.

The ‘2022 MLB World Tour Korea Series’, where active major leaguers and players from the Korean professional baseball KBO league face off, will be held four times in November.

Two matches will be played on November 11 and 12 at Sajik Stadium in Busan, and the other two matches will be played at Gocheok Dome on November 14 and 15.

After completing the Sajik Stadium due diligence, the MLB Secretariat looked around the Gocheok Dome that day.

MLB Secretariat takes a look at the Gocheok Dome dugout
MLB Secretariat takes a look at the Gocheok Dome dugout

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Namjik Han = Rick Dell (center), General Manager of MLB Baseball Development Asia, visits Gocheok Dome on the 20th and checks out the dugout.

The MLB team, led by Mike Machini (52), manager of the Kansas City Royals, is expected to include 28 players.

The MLB team roster has not yet been confirmed.

Jim Small, vice president of MLB International, said, “The list of MLB players to visit Korea is being adjusted. It will be announced in about two weeks.” “Many players are very interested in the Korean game. Famous players that Korean fans know Fields, Korean players who play in the MLB, and big prospects could be included in the roster,” he said.

In the KBO, the first game on November 11 will be played by a combined team of Lotte Giants, NC Dinos, and Samsung Lions, and the three games starting on the 12th will feature ‘WBC national team level’ and led directly by the WBC. coach Lee Kang-cheol (kt wiz) I plan to spend it.

This is the first time since 100 years since 1922 that an MLB league team has visited Korea.

The MLB and KBO Secretariat, who planned this trip for the ‘globalization of baseball’, have already started ‘preparing for the tournament itself’.

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