Major League Baseball is headed to South Korea for the four-game “2022 Korea Series,” which will be featuring Major Leaguers as well as players of the Korean Baseball Organization. And it will be Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch coming along for the ride.
Hinch will be managing the MLB team, which marks the first instance since 1922 that players from North America's top league have traveled to South Korea for games:
A.J. Hinch is headed overseas to South Korea
“I’m very excited to lead this group of Major Leaguers in the upcoming Korea Series,” Hinch said via a team release. “South Korea has a rich baseball tradition, and I’m looking forward to seeing our players match up against some of the top talents from the KBO. I’m also honored to play a part in Major League Baseball’s continued focus on expanding our game’s international footprint, and know that our work in South Korea this fall will help spread the message that baseball is for everyone.”
The games will be taking place in Busan (Nov. 11-12) and Seoul (Nov. 14-15).
Among the players already confirmed to be participating include San Diego Padres infielder Ha-Seong Kim, New York Mets first baseman Darin Ruf, Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez, Chicago Cubs third baseman Patrick Wisdom; Cleveland Guardians outfielder Steven Kwan; and Baltimore Orioles slugger Anthony Santander.