2021 Korean Series
November 30, 2021
The 2021 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Korea Series is the championship match of the 2021 KBO League, held at Gocheok Sky Dome from November 14 to November 18, 2021. Daejin ranked 2nd in the regular league last season and ranked first in the first fall baseball since the foundation's first regular league, and was invited to the Korean Series for the first time and challenged for the first unified championship. The Doosan Bears, 4th in the regular season, who advanced to the Korean Series for the first 7 years in a row and challenged for their 7th championship, clashed in a best-of-seven system. It was the second consecutive fall baseball match between the two teams following the playoffs last season.
As a result, KT Wiz succeeded in sweeping the Doosan Bears with 4 wins and no losses at the end of the 4th game, achieving the first combined championship in team history for the first time in 8 years since its inception in 2013 and in the 7th season after entering the first team in 2015. The Korea Series MVP went to KT Wiz's infielder Park Kyung-soo, who got 67 out of 90 votes from the press team, who played a great role in karate, including a decisive hobi in the second game and a solo home run in the third game.
In the 2021 Korean Series, all matches were played as neutral matches at the Gocheok Sky Dome due to changes in the postseason schedule due to COVID-19. As the 4th stage of social distancing in the metropolitan area continues, the Korean Series could be held for the first time in history due to the KBO quarantine rules. In accordance with the detailed implementation plan, all seats are designated as areas for vaccination, and 100% admission is granted to those who have completed vaccination, those under the age of 18, those who have negative PCR test results within 48 hours, and those who cannot be vaccinated due to unavoidable reasons (requires a doctor’s note). allow
KT Wiz and Samsung Lions had the same win rate, so they had their first tiebreaker match in 35 years on October 31st. KT Wiz won the match and won the regular season.
The Doosan Bears were 4th in the regular season, but they won wild cards, semi-playoffs, and playoffs to advance to the Korean Series, but unfortunately they lost to KT Wiz and came in second place.
KBO Postseason Brackets
In the wild card game, Doosan Bears, who placed 4th in the regular season, and Kiwoom Heroes, who rose to 5th place dramatically, clashed. In the first game, Kiwoom won first with Lee Jung-hoo's double RBI double in the ninth inning after a fierce battle. In the second game, Doosan, who scored the first all-time starting score in the wild card game by concentrating on 20 hits in the second game, won the match, and Doosan, who was 4th in the regular season with an advantage of one win, advanced to the semi-playoffs. The game MVP was won by Lee Jung-hoo of Kiwoom, who hit a double in the final double in the first leg, and Fernandes of Doosan, who played a big role in the second game with 3 hits and 5 RBIs in 5 at-bats.
In the semi-playoffs, wildcard winner Doosan Bears and regular season third-placed LG Twins played the Jamsil dugout series for the second year in a row. In the first game, with cohesion determining victory and defeat in a chance situation, Doosan took the lead first, and in the second game, LG won with Kelly's 5.2 innings non-self-control and Kim Min-sung's 4 hits and 3 RBIs to win the final game. In the third game, Doosan concentrated 9 points in the 3-5 innings and won 10:3 and advanced to the playoffs with 2 wins and 1 loss. The series MVP went to Doosan's outfielder Jung Soo-bin, who played a big role in karate with a batting average of .462 (6 hits in 13) and 5 RBIs.