Korea Baseball Softball Association

The Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA; Korean: 대한야구소프트볼협회) is the governing body of baseball in South Korea. KBA was founded in 1946 as Joseon Baseball Association (Korean: 조선야구협회), and renamed in 1954. KBA has been charged with the task of promoting and spreading organised baseball. It is one of two major baseball governing bodies, and the other is Korea Baseball Organization (Korean: 한국야구위원회; KBO). KBA is not confused with KBO, which has been governing professional leagues from 1982. Since Korea Professional Baseball began, KBA has governed the domestic amateur competitions and the national teams for the international competitions except World Baseball Classic (WBC), Asia Series for professional.[3][4] Besides, the Women's Baseball Association Korea (Korean: 한국여자야구연맹; WBAK) is in charge of women's baseball in South Korea.[5][6]

Korea Baseball Softball Association
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AbbreviationKBA
Formation1946
TypeSport governing body
Legal statusActive
Purposemanaging all of aspects except the professional
HeadquartersGangnam, Seoul, South Korea[1]
Region served
Domestic
Membership
Baseball Federation of Asia,
International Baseball Federation
Official language
Korean
Chancellor
Kang Seung-kyoo[2]
Websitehttp://www.korea-baseball.com
Korea Baseball Softball Association
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationDaehan Yagu Hyeophoe
McCune–ReischauerTaehan Yagu Hyǒphoe

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-12. Retrieved 2010-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2010-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2010-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-24. Retrieved 2010-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-05-26. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Korea release 24-man Olympic Qualifier Roster | Olympic Baseball Blog". Olympicbaseball.com. 2008-03-05. Retrieved 2017-01-17. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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