Chan Ho Park, who blazed the trail that fellow Korean Hyun-Jin Ryu followed to the Dodgers, thinks Ryu can be as much of a role model returning to the starting rotation as he was while still in it.
Since the Los Angeles Dodgers brought pitcher Chan Ho Park into the MLB in 1994, Korean players have been trickling into the league as more and more teams look to Asia for prospects. Park had his ups and downs, and we've likewise seen Korean players both adapt seamlessly to MLB play and struggle to adjust. It's always a bit of a gamble, but the Minnesota Twins, in search of a...
In a 7 – 2 Cleveland win over the Dodgers, C.C. Sabathia homers off Chan Ho Park. It is Sabathia’s second home run, the first time an American League pitcher has hit that many since the DH had been instituted. After the game, Sabathia’s career batting line in 42 plate appearances is an impressive .300/.317/.475 for a 107 OPS+.
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