2001 World Se­ries tro­phy to visit Seoul

The Korea Times - - SPORTS -

The 2001 World Se­ries tro­phy, won by the Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs team fea­tur­ing a South Korean closer, will visit Seoul for the first time next week.

Lo­cal or­ga­niz­ers of the MLB Ex­pe­ri­ence in Korea said Fri­day that the tro­phy, for­mally called the Com­mis­sioner’s Tro­phy, will be un­veiled to the me­dia on Wed­nes­day, and then will be on dis­play for the pub­lic from next Thurs­day to Nov. 10 at Jam­sil Sports Com­plex in south­east­ern Seoul.

Sub­ma­rine pitcher Kim Byunghyun was the Di­a­mond­backs’ closer dur­ing that World Se­ries, when they de­feated the New York

Yan­kees in seven games. Ari­zona’s third base­man then was Matt Wil­liams, who’s now man­ag­ing the Kia Tigers in the Korea Base­ball Or­ga­ni­za­tion (KBO).

The MLB Ex­pe­ri­ence in Korea has been put to­gether by Ma­jor League Base­ball (MLB) to bring South Korean fans closer to the world’s most pres­ti­gious base­ball league.

The fes­tiv­i­ties will also in­clude a home run derby fea­tur­ing for­mer stars from MLB and KBO on Nov. 9. The MLB lineup will be: Gary Sh­effield, a nine-time All-Star and a five-time Sil­ver Slug­ger with 509 ca­reer home runs and more.

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