The qualifiers for the “2023 MLB CUP KOREA,” a youth baseball tournament hosted by Major League Baseball, will begin on June 30 and run through June 8 at Gyeonggi Hwaseong Dream Park.

The ‘2023 MLB CUP KOREA’ is a national little league baseball tournament organized by the Major League Baseball Office and the Korea Little League Baseball Federation, which began in 2019 and is now in its fourth year, except for 2020, which was canceled due to COVID-19. Last year’s tournament was won by Incheon Seo-gu Little League in the U10 division and Bucheon City Little League in the U12 division.

The “2023 MLB CUP KOREA” will kick off with an opening ceremony at Hwaseong Dream Park at 5 p.m. on the 30th, followed by 10 days of qualifiers through the 8th of next month, with eight teams from each qualifying division competing in the main tournament from October 5 to October 9 at Kangchanghak Baseball Stadium in Jeju. In addition, the U12 competition was added to the existing U10 from last year in order to attract more youth teams from different age groups. This year, 63 teams from across the country participated in the U10 division and 105 teams in the U12 division, making it the largest tournament in the country with 168 youth teams participating.

In addition to hosting the tournament, MLB, which established the MLB Scholarship to help develop youth baseball in Korea last year, will also award the second MLB Scholarship to 10 players this year based on a variety of criteria, including sportsmanship, baseball skills and coach recommendations. Through the MLB Scholars, which will be selected in conjunction with the Korea Little League Baseball Federation, MLB will continue to support the development of aspiring Korean baseball players.

“We look forward to continuing to organize youth baseball tournaments in South Korea to help the next generation of Korean baseball 메이저사이트 players develop a love of the game through the unique experience of the MLB CUP,” said MLB International Senior Vice President Charlie Hill.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to MLB and its Korea Country Manager Song Sun-jae for their active support of the Korea Little League Baseball Federation year after year,” said Yoo Seung-an, President of the Korea Little League Baseball Federation, which organized the tournament.

“This year, like last year, we have the largest number of teams participating, and parents are showing a lot of interest in the MLB Cup tournament. We are very grateful for the opportunity to host this prestigious tournament. We look forward to seeing more Korean Little League players make it to the MLB.”

In addition to the games, the MLB CUP will have various programs such as a home run derby event for players to participate in and inviting MLB players to give young players a good experience.

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