This year, a match-up will be introduced in the second team game of domestic professional baseball. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced on the 16th that “the futures league in 2023 will officially introduce the match-up rules that were piloted last year.”슬롯사이트
According to the KBO, if the score is tied at the end of regular innings, a game is played with runners on first and second bases from the 10th inning until the winner is split. The batting order returns to its original position, and the players in the preceding batting order are placed as runners on 1st and 2nd base, respectively.
The introduction of overtime matches is a global trend. However, the details are slightly different. In the World Baseball Classic (WBC) to be held next month, a runner is put on second base from the 10th inning. American professional baseball Major League Baseball (MLB) is following the same method.
On the other hand, in competitions organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), runners are placed on first and second base. These are the rules that apply to the Premier 12 and the Olympics. The KBO Futures League also followed the WBSC method.
This year’s Futures League kicks off on April 4th. As last year, it will be divided into two leagues: Northern (Hanwha, LG, Goyang, SSG, Doosan) and Southern (Sangmu, NC, Samsung, Lotte, KT, KIA).
The North will play 111 games per team, and the South will play 116 games per team (115 Sangmu games). The KBO said, “Apart from the league games, we also organized 9 extra matches against Japan’s Softbank