Jeongho Kang, the 4th Hitter of Pittsburgh Pirates
Korea is a sports powerhouse.
It hosted 1988 Olympics and 2002 World Cup.
Its highest record in both the Olympics and World Cup was 4th place.
South Korea, a small country with a population of 50 million,
boasts remarkable performance results in sports indeed.
One of them is professional baseball.
Korea is one of the few countries that have professional baseball.
There are 10 professional clubs.
In 2008 Beijing Olympics, Korea won the gold medal in baseball.
Korea is one of the world’s top 4 baseball powerhouses,
along with the U.S., Japan, and Cuba.
As a result, many Korean baseball players join U.S. or Japan’s baseball teams.
Recently, Jeongho Kang became the 4th hitter of Pittsburgh Pirate.
Yesterday, he hit a home run and crowded the homepage main of Pittsburgh Pirate.
Pittsburgh Pirates is a professional baseball team based in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
It belongs to the National League’s Central Division of Major League Baseball (MLB),
and had 2 Korean players before:
Byunghyeon Kim in 2008 and Chanho Park in 2010.