S. Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin picked for MLB All-Star Game after season's heroics

South Korean star pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin has received the golden ticket.

His efforts for the LA Dodgers this season have seen him selected for the MLB All-Star Game, becoming just the fourth South Korean in the history to get the nod.  Watchers say the 32-year-old's addition for the first time in his seven-year MLB career is an indication of how well he's been playing.

He currently holds the MLB's best ERA -- one.eight-three -- during his 16 games this season. Ryu's inclusion means he follows in the footsteps of other Korean baseball legends -- Park Chan-ho, Kim Byung-hyun and Choo Shin-soo. The All-Star Game will take place at Progressive Field in Cleveland on July 10th.