KBO Futures League
KBO Futures League (Korean: KBO 퓨처스리그) is South Korea's second level of baseball, below the KBO League. It serves as a farm league with the purpose is to developing professional players on demand to play in the KBO League. The league consists of two divisions, Southern League and Northern League. Each league has six teams. These leagues are governed by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).
|Founder||Korea Baseball Organization (KBO)|
|No. of teams||12|
|Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks[Note 4]||N/A||N/A|
|Ssangbangwool Raiders[Note 5]||1991–1999[Note 6]|
|Hyundai Unicorns[Note 7]||1990–2007|
- The KBO was founded in 1982, but its second tier league was founded in 1990. The name "Futures League" has been used since 2008.
- Its first level squad is Kiwoom Heroes.
- Its first level squad is NC Dinos
- The third level squad of the Japanese Baseball Club.
- Korean: 쌍방울 레이더스.
- Its first level squad had existed since 1990.
- Including Pacific Dolphins (태평양 돌핀스).