One day before the official start for the World Cup of Baseball, the South Korean team published their official roster for the tournament. It is obviously that major league stars like Chan Ho PARK, Hee Seop CHOI and Byung-Hyun KIM are missing. Nevertheless, the long-time rival of Cuba on the international level, who won the title in 1982 and was the runner-up in 2005, will bring a competitive squad to the championship. Korea is placed in group B with Germany, the Netherlands, Cuba, Venezuela, Thailand, Australia and Canada.
Pitcher: Seung Ho LEE, Shin-Young SONG, Won-Jun CHANG, Doo-Sung HWANG, Jung-Min LEE, Hee-Kwan YOO, Chan-Heon JEONG, Jang-Ho BAE, Ya-Gob JIN, Yong-Hoon CHO
Catcher: Jae-Yoon HYUN, Tae-Hoon KIM, San SONG
Infielder: Ki-Nam PARK, Ji-Hwan SON, Si-Hyun SON, Jae-Gyun HWANG, Han-Joon YOO, Yong-Kyu CHOI
Outfielder: Seung-Hwa LEE, Joo-Chan KIM, Jae-Woong YOO, Hyoung-Woo CHOI, Ji-Wan HA