The 2022 KBO League season is the ongoing 41st season in the history of KBO League. The regular season began on April 2, Here’s full details.
2022 KBO league Season: Rankings, News, live score
A postseason will then follow, culminating with the championship Korean Series. KT Wiz entered the season as defending champions.
|Duration||April 2 – September 23
|Number of games||144 per team|
|Number of teams||10|
No changes were made to the league’s makeup from the prior season, with the same 10 teams competing. Each team is scheduled to play 144 games, via facing every other team 16 times.
The league announced some operational changes:
If two teams are tied for the final playoff spot (5th place), the teams will play a single-game tiebreaker.
If more that two teams are tied for the final playoff spot, mathematical tiebreakers will be used.
The number of replay review officials used by the league was increased from three to five (one per game).Games will only be canceled (such as due to COVID-19 effects) if a team is unable to dress 28 players.
Additionally, some temporary measures used during the prior season, such as not playing extra innings, were discontinued.
2022 KBO league Season Rankings
The basic format of the season has not changed, with each team facing each other 16 times for a total of 720 games. The 2022 season marks the 40th anniversary of the Korean league.
|Won–Lost (Win %)||Tied|
|1||SSG Landers||57–26 (.687)||3||–|
|2||Kiwoom Heroes||54–32 (.628)||1||4½|
|3||LG Twins||52–31 (.627)||1||5|
|4||KT Wiz||44–38 (.537)||2||12½|
|5||Kia Tigers||42–40 (.512)||1||14½|
|6||Lotte Giants||38–44 (.463)||3||18½|
|7||Doosan Bears||36–46 (.439)||2||20½|
|8||Samsung Lions||35–50 (.412)||0||23|
|9||NC Dinos||32–49 (.395)||2||24|
|10||Hanwha Eagles||25–59 (.298)||1||32½|
The KBO will not break for the 2022 Asian Games, which runs from Sept. 10 to 25 in Hangzhou, China.
The baseball tournament will run from Sept. 12 to Sept. 24., with Korea looking to defend its gold medal from the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Games. KBO teams will have to continue without national team players during the tournament.
The Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Organization announced this week that they’re waiving former Dodgers and Rangers outfielder DJ Peters (link via Jee-ho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency). Yoo adds that the Giants are expected to announce a new foreign-player acquisition soon.
Peters, 26, was the Dodgers’ fourth-round draft pick back in 2016 and had been in his first season in the KBO after agreeing to a one-year, $600K deal with the Giants this past offseason.
He made his big league debut with the Dodgers in 2021 before being picked up by the Rangers in an early-August waiver claim and seeing fairly regular action for them down the stretch.
Between the two teams, Peters batted .197/.242/.422 with 13 homers, nine doubles and a triple in 240 plate appearances — showing good power but also considerable strikeout-to-walk concerns (34.2% strikeout rate, 5.0% walk rate).
While Peters has improved on both his strikeout and walk rates in the KBO (21.8% strikeout rate, 7.3% walk rate), his overall .228/.299/.402 batting line through 354 plate appearances looks fairly similar to last year’s showing in the big leagues — plenty of pop but with glaring OBP concerns.
South Korean figure skater Kim Ye-Lim was at Incheon Munhak Stadium for the SSG Landers’ home opener against the KIA Tigers.
It’s an honour to throw the first pitch at baseball games. And when guests are invited to do so, it’s their distinctive methods that create a buzz. At a recent game in South Korea, a figure skater did just this as she showcased her poise and skills on the grass.
When Kim Ye-lim threw the first pitch at the KBO League Friday, she left netizens around the world in awe as she merged her skating skills with the professional game.
The 19-year-old Olympian, one of the country’s best figure skaters, didn’t just throw the ball, she acrobatically twisted and twirled on the field before making a perfect landing to throw a heater into the catcher’s mitt.