The 2023 season in South Korean baseball ended Monday night the ay it hadn’t for nearly three decades: with the LG Twins as the champions. The Twins defeated the KT Wiz 6-2 in Game 5 of the Korean Series at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, claiming the best-of-seven series 4-1 for their first championship since 1994.The drought-busting victory capped a memorable season in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), which saw the attendance figure surpass the 8 million mark for the first time in five years, as jostling for postseason positions went down to the wire. Some significant milestones were reached and records tumbled throughout the year too.

The Twins clinched the best record in the regular season with nine games to spare, while the Wiz, who were in last place in early June, climbed all the way up to second place at the end .The SSG Landers, the NC Dinos and the Doosan Bears fought until the end for the final three postseason spots. The Dinos and the Bears ended up taking the fourth and fifth seeds, respectively, as the Bears, under new manager Lee Seung-yuop, the all-time home run king in KBO history, put them back in the postseason a year after they’d finished in ninth .But the Bears had no answer against the Dinos in the wild card game. And the Landers, the 2022 champions, did not, either, as the Dinos swept them in the best-of-five first round. It cost Landers manager Kim Won-hyong his job.

The Dinos won the first two games of the second round against the Wiz. The Dinos tied the record for the longest postseason winning streak with nine games, having won three straight in their previous postseason appearance in 2020.But the Wiz quickly turned the tables and won the final three games of that series, becoming just the third team to pull off that reverse sweep in the second round .The Wiz were pursuing their second Korean Series title in three years, and even took the ever-important 카지노사이트킹 first game on the road against the Twins.

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