Friday, July 5, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals Play in Korea 1958



In October of 1958 the St. Louis Cardinals came to Korea and played a Korean team referred to as the Seoul All-Stars (全서울) or Korean All-Stars.  Tickets were sold for 2,000, 1,000, 500 or 300 hwan (Korean currency at the time), and according to the Korea Times a total of 1,500 reserved seats were made available for U.S. military personnel.

Line Score

Team
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
St. Louis
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
3
10
0
Seoul
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0

Rosters:

Cardinals
General Manager - Bing Devine
Coaches - Harry Walker, Johnny Keane
Manager - Solly Hemus

Players
Pitchers - 27 - Bob Blaylock, 37 - Jim Brosnan, 39 - Larry Jackson, 23 - Sam Jones, 38 - Wilmer "Vinegar Bend" Mizell, 31 - Ernie Broglio, 25 - Phil Paine, 29 - Bill Wight
Catchers - Harold "Hal" R. Smith, Hobart "Hobie" N. Landrith, Ray Katt
Infielders - 3 - Don Blasingame, 10 - Alex Grammas, 14 - Ken Boyer, 36 - Lee Tate, 28 - Joe Cunningham, 19 - Ruben Amaro, 2 - Benny Valenzuela, 4 - Solly Hemus
Outfielders - 6 - Stan Musial, 12 - Gene Green (C.), 15 - Bobby Gene Smith, 20 - Wally Moon

Korean Team
단장 (general manager) - 1 - 선우인서 (Sunwoo, Inso)
감독 (manager) - 5 - 오윤환 (Oh, Yon-Whan)
주장 (captain) - 한태동 (Han, Tae-Dung)

선수 (players):
7 - 한태동 (Han, Tae-Dong, P.), 8 - 박현식 (Park, Hyun-shik, LF.), 9 - 서동준 (Sur, Dong-Joon P.), 10 - 배용섭 (Bae, Yong-Sop, P.), 12 - 구상문 (Koo, Sang-Mun, P.), 13 - 곽상령 (Kwak, Sang-yong, P.), 15 - 김영조 (Kim, Yong-Cho, C.), 17 - 허호준 (Hur, Ho-Jon, C.), 18 - 정병섭 (Chung, Byong-Sop, C.), 19 - 김정환 (Kim, Chung-whan, 1B), 20 - 김용구 (Kim, Yong-kwo, IF.), 22 - 이기역 (Lee, Kye-Yok, IF.), 24 - 성기영 (Seoung, Ki-yung, 2B), 25 - 김희? (Kim, Hi-Yon, 3B.), 27 - 박하성 (Park, Ha-Song, IF.), 28 - 김진영 (Kim, Chin-yong, SS.), 30 - 배동원 (Bae, Tung-Won, IF.), 32 - 김양중 (Kim, Yang-chung, P.), 33 - 장태영 (Chang, Tae-yong, CF.), 34 - 허정규 (Hur, Jung-kyu, RF.), 35 - 진원주 (Chin, Won-Chu, OF.), 36 - 정두영 (Chung, Doo-Yong, OF.)

Umpire Crew
Edward Sadol - Plate Umpire
조점룡 (趙点龍)- First Base
박점도 (朴点道) - Second Base
이신덕 (李辛德) - Third Base

Regarding the players for each team, there were some discrepancies between the English language sources and the Korean sources. Additionally, there were also discrepancies between some of the articles from the Korea Times and the score cards. I used Korean language sources for all the Korean names, except in the case of Kim, Hi-Yon, as the original Korean source was missing the second part of his given name. In this case I used the original scorecard information, but I also found Hi-ryon and Hi-yong as alternate spellings in other sources. For the romanization of the Korean names I used the official scorecard (which personally I don't like and if you can read Korean, will notice is not very accurate, although neither was the Korea Times). I followed the Korean standard of family name, given name for all Korean names in both Korean and English.

I really hope everyone enjoys the post and as always, if you have any questions or additional information, feel free to leave it in the comments section.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this. I used this info and linked it to a Facebook post of mine. I was trying to draw some connection with US baseball and my primarily KPOP blog. So I connected my nephews favorite team the MINN TWINS and Korea? well in 1987 the twins beat the Cardinals in the World Series...and there you go. Although it happened in 1958, it was very interesting to read.

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    1. Thanks. I'm glad you found it helpful and interesting. Good luck with your blog.

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