“It’s Children’s Day, but why…” KBO’s first record of “cancel rain” for two consecutive years comes out, and there is no Gocheok game

May 5, 2024 | by

With the rain forecast all day long across the country, will children be able to enjoy watching baseball as much as they want at the ballpark.

To mark Children’s Day on Saturday, 메이저사이트 KBO league games will take place at 5 stadiums across the country at 2 p.m. To begin with, the traditional rival LG Twins and the Doosan Bears will play the final game of the Children’s Day series at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul. Doosan already secured the winning series by taking the two games first this weekend. Doosan will sweep the series with Kwak Bin at the forefront. LG aims to rebound with Kelly at the forefront.
SSG Landers and NC Dinos will face off at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. SSG will send Song Young-jin and NC will send Shin Min-hyuk as starters, respectively. KT Wiz and Kiwoom Heroes will also face off at KT Wiz Park in Suwon. Han Cha-hyun will be the starting pitcher for KT, and Yoon Seok-won will be the starting pitcher for Kiwoom. The KIA Tigers and the Hanwha Eagles will meet at KIA-Champions Field in Gwangju. Yoon Young-chul will be the starting pitcher for KIA, and Ryu Hyun-jin will be the starting pitcher for Hanwha. The Samsung Lions and the Lotte Giants will play the last game of three consecutive games at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu. Lee Seung-hyun will be the starting pitcher for Samsung, and Hyun Do-hoon will be the starting pitcher for Lotte.

This year, the KBO League is receiving a lot of love from baseball fans. With the introduction of the world’s first ABS (automatic ball and strike determination system), clouded spectators are flocking to favorable reviews. In particular, a total of 104,949 spectators entered five stadiums nationwide on the previous day (on the 4th), setting a record for the largest number of spectators per day in the 2024 season. Three of the five games on the day were sold out. Jamsil Stadium was filled with 23,750 seats, and Daegu Samsung Lions Park was sold out with 24,000 spectators. Gwangju-KIA Champions Field also sold out with 20,500 spectators. 22,079 spectators attended the Incheon SSG Landers Field and 14,720 at the Suwon KT Wiz Park.

The Children’s Day series has always been a big hit and produced a lot of stories. At this rate, many spectators are expected to visit the ballpark on the 5th, Children’s Day. However, there is a variable, so it is spring rain. It is already raining in some areas. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the rain will expand nationwide in the afternoon and continue until the 7th following the 6th. It is forecasted that it will rain across the country until the 6th and then gradually stop, and rain will begin to fall in the southern part of the country except for the central region and South Gyeongsang region on the 7th.

Coincidentally, the KBO League was not held on Children’s Day last year due to rain. Last year, the Jamsil game between the LG Twins and the Doosan Bears was canceled due to rain-related ground conditions, while the Daejeon KT-Hanwha, Busan Samsung-Lotte, and Changwon KIA-NC games were canceled due to rain. Only the SSG-Kium match, which was organized at Gocheok Dome, was held.

There were a total of eight previous cases of cancellation of rain on Children’s Day, including three in 1985, one in 1992, and four in 2023. On Children’s Day in 1985, the Sammi Superstars-OB Bears match, Haitai Tigers vs. Lotte Giants, and MBC Blue Dragon vs. Samsung Lions were canceled due to rain. Also, in 1992, the Children’s Day series between the OB Bears and Haitai Tigers was canceled. The cancellation of four Children’s Day games last year was the first cancellation of rain in 31 years in the history of the KBO league. If the game is canceled again this year due to rain, the KBO’s first two-year consecutive Children’s Day rain cancellation record will come out.


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