2001 World Series trophy to visit Seoul
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.