Hot Stove League (TV series)
Hot Stove League (Korean: 스토브리그; RR: Seutobeu Ligeu; lit. Stove League) is a 2019 South Korean television series starring Namkoong Min, Park Eun-bin, Oh Jung-se and Jo Byung-gyu. It aired on SBS from December 13, 2019 to February 14, 2020. The series received critical acclaim and won Best Drama at the 56th Baeksang Arts Awards.
|Hot Stove League|
|Written by||Lee Shin-hwa|
|Directed by||Jeong Dong-yoon|
|Country of origin||South Korea|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Park Min-yeop|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Gill Pictures|
|Original network||SBS TV|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||December 13, 2019 –|
February 14, 2020
The story of two managers whose goal is to move their baseball team from the bottom of the league to the top.
- With the next baseball season coming closer, Seung-soo is appointed general manager to the Dreams team. He doesn't have a particularly nice personality but he is determined to make the team the best.
- She is the only woman manager in the league and is very passionate about her team. Though she has been working in this field for ten years, since her college years, she never gives up.
- Oh Jung-se as Kwon Kyeong-min
- Director of Jaesong Group and nephew of the Dreams club's owner. He is the one who hired Seung-soo.
- Jo Byung-gyu as Han Jae-hee
- Se-young's co-worker at the Operations Team. He got the job through connections. But as time goes by, he shows his passion for the team and works hard.Many suggested that the reason was because he liked Seyoung.
- Son Jong-hak as Go Kang-seon, CEO of the Dreams team.
- Lee Jun-hyeok as Go Se-hyeok, scout team leader.
- Yoon Byung-hee as Yang Won-seop, scout team member.
- Kim Do-hyun as Yoo Kyeong-taek, analysis team leader.
- Kim Soo-jin as Lim Mi-seon, head of marketing team.
- Park Jin-woo as Byeon Chi-hoon, marketing team leader.
- Kim Ki-moo as Jang Woo-seok, scout team deputy head.
- Hong Ki-joon as Jang Jin-woo, the oldest pitcher.
- Chae Jong-hyeop as Yoo Min-ho, a rising pitcher.
- Jo Han-sun as Lim Dong-gyu, a cleanup hitter.
- Cha Yup as Seo Yeong-joo, the chief catcher.
- Kim Dong-won as Kwak Han-young, an infielder.
Dreams coaching staffEdit
- Lee Eol as Yoon Seong-bok, the head coach.
- Son Kwang-up as Choi Yong-goo, the pitching coach.
- Kim Min-sang as Lee Cheol-min, the bench coach.
- Seo Ho-chul as Min Tae-seong, the batting coach.
- Lee Dae-yeon as Kim Jong-moo, captain of the Vikings.
- Song Young-kyu as Oh Sang-hoon, captain of the Pelicans.
- Park So-jin as Kim Yeong-chae, a sports announcer.
- Ha Do-kwon as Kang Doo-gi, the national team's ace pitcher.
- Kim Jung-hwa as Yoo Jeong-in, Seung-soo's ex-wife.
- Yoon Sun-woo as Baek Yeong-soo, Seung-soo's little brother.
- Yoon Bok-in as Jeong Mi-sook, Se-yeong's mother.
- Jun Gook-hwan as Kwon Il-do, Jaesong Group chairman.
- Lee Kyu-ho as Cheon Heung-ma, a former wrestling athlete.
- Lee Yong-woo as Gil Chang-joo / Robert Kill, a translator and former pitcher.
The first script reading took place in September 2019.
Munhak Baseball Stadium, home stadium of the South Korean professional baseball team SK Wyverns who gave their support to the series, served as a filming location and was used in one teaser poster. Scenes taking place in California were filmed in Hawaii.
After episodes 10 and 11 were divided into three parts instead of two, viewers expressed their discontent concerning the advertisements on the program's website.
|Hot Stove League OST|
|Soundtrack album by |
|Label||Blending Co., Ltd.|
SBS Content Hub Co., Ltd.
|1.||"Cue Sign" (큐사인)||Lee Won-suk (Daybreak)||4:51|
|2.||"Cue Sign" (Inst.)||4:51|
|1.||"As The Cold Wind Passes" (찬바람이 스쳐가며)||Oliver||3:30|
|2.||"As The Cold Wind Passes" (Inst.)||3:30|
|1.||"Another Day Is Passing" (하루가 저물어간다)||Kim Tae-hyun (DickPunks)||3:46|
|2.||"Another Day Is Passing" (Inst.)||3:46|
|1.||"Down"||U.je||Savina & Drones||3:23|
- In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
- N/R denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
- N/A denotes that the rating is not known.
|Ep.||Part||Original broadcast date||Title||Average audience share|
|1||1||December 13, 2019||My Name Is Baek Seung-soo And I'm the General Manager
|2||5.5% (16th)||5.8% (13th)|
|2||1||December 14, 2019||I am Going to Trade Lim Dong-gyu
(임동규 선수를 트레이드하겠습니다)
|2||7.8% (11th)||8.3% (7th)|
|3||1||December 20, 2019||It's a Team That's Bad at Baseball and Also Without a Future
(야구는 제일 못하는데, 미래도 없는 팀)
|7.3% (14th)||8.3% (10th)|
|2||9.6% (6th)||10.3% (4th)|
|4||1||December 21, 2019||I'd Say It's an Unprecedented Scouting Scandal of a Professional Team
(전례 없는 프로팀 스카우트 비리가 아닐까 싶습니다)
|8.2% (10th)||8.5% (9th)|
|2||11.4% (3rd)||11.9% (3rd)|
|5||1||December 27, 2019||Do You Want to Make a Bet? Let's See Who Is Laughing When We Arrive In Korea
(내기하실까요, 귀국길에 웃는 게 누군지?)
|9.6% (6th)||10.1% (4th)|
|2||12.4% (2nd)||12.9% (2nd)|
|6||1||January 3, 2020[a]||Did You Bring Someone Problematic From America?
(미국에서 뭐 문제 있는 애 데리고 왔어?)
|11.6% (6th)||13.1% (4th)|
|2||14.1% (2nd)||15.4% (2nd)|
|7||1||January 4, 2020||Cut a Little Bit Larger
(삭감 폭이 좀 큽니다)
|11.3% (4th)||12.5% (4th)|
|2||13.8% (3rd)||15.1% (3rd)|
|8||1||January 10, 2020||How Much Do You Want?
(얼마를 받아야 되는 겁니까)
|12.2% (6th)||13.7% (4th)|
|2||14.9% (2nd)||16.3% (2nd)|
|9||1||January 11, 2020||Thank You For Letting Me Dream For A Brief Moment, Baek Seung-soo
(잠시나마 꿈을 꾸게 해줘서 감사합니다, 백승수씨)
|11.8% (4th)||13.2% (4th)|
|2||15.5% (3rd)||17.0% (3rd)|
|10||1||January 17, 2020||Are We Evil?
|12.9% (5th)||14.1% (4th)|
|2||15.5% (3rd)||16.6% (2nd)|
|3||17.0% (2nd)||18.4% (1st)|
|11||1||January 18, 2020||What Difference Does It Make If I Bring Them In?
(얘네들 데려오면 뭐가 달라져?)
|10.7% (6th)||11.6% (5th)|
|2||13.5% (4th)||14.5% (4th)|
|3||16.5% (3rd)||18.1% (3rd)|
|12||1||January 31, 2020[b]||Lim Dong-gyu VS Kang Doo-gi
(임동규 대 강두기)
|12.0% (6th)||13.0% (4th)|
|2||14.4% (3rd)||15.2% (3rd)|
|3||15.3% (2nd)||15.5% (2nd)|
|13||1||February 1, 2020[b]||I Trust Him, I'm Going to Check Whether the Rumors are True or Not
(믿지만 확인은 할 겁니다)
|10.1% (6th)||11.2% (5th)|
|2||11.9% (4th)||12.9% (4th)|
|3||16.0% (3rd)||17.4% (3rd)|
|14||1||February 7, 2020||The Reason Why We Must Bring Back Lim Dong-gyu
(임동규를 다시 데려와야 하는 이유)
|13.2% (6th)||14.4% (4th)|
|2||15.1% (3rd)||15.8% (3rd)|
|3||16.6% (2nd)||17.2% (2nd)|
|15||1||February 8, 2020||I'm Trying To Protect The Dreams At All Costs
(어떻게든 드림즈를 지키려고 합니다)
|10.6% (6th)||11.6% (5th)|
|2||13.6% (4th)||14.6% (4th)|
|3||16.8% (3rd)||18.2% (3rd)|
|16||1||February 14, 2020||The Best Is For Sale
|14.8% (5th)||15.8% (4th)|
|2||17.2% (3rd)||18.3% (3rd)|
|3||19.1% (2nd)||20.8% (1st)|
|Special||December 7, 2019||Hot Stove League Scout Report
(스토브리그 스카우트 리포트)
|Special||February 15, 2020||Hot Stove League Final Report
(스토브리그 파이널 리포트)
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2020||56th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Drama||Hot Stove League||Won|||
|Best Director (TV)||Jeong Dong-yoon||Nominated|
|Best Actor (TV)||Namkoong Min||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay (TV)||Lee Shin-hwa||Nominated|
- Broadcast is delayed due to the 2019 SBS Entertainment Awards broadcast.
- Broadcast is delayed due to the 2020 Lunar New Year special broadcast.
- Due to some ratings not recorded, the exact average rating is unknown.
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