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11/15/2005 Archived Entry: "Year of the Sweep - KBO, NPB, MLB & CPBL"

Year of the Sweep - KBO, NPB, MLB & CPBL

"Year of the Sweep - KBO, NPB, MLB & CPBL"
by Robert Kiyoshi Shadlow

Almost everyone knows about the Chicago White Sox four game sweep of the Houston Astros. More amazing is the fact that four game sweeps also occured in the three championship series in Asian professional baseball.

On October 19th, the Samsung Lions crushed the Doosan Bears for the 2005 Korean Baseball Organization championship in four games.

The Chiba Lotte Marines followed by manhandling the Hanshin Tigers to take the Nippon Professional Baseball championship on October 26th.

Later that same day, the Chicago White Sox worked their magic over the Houston Astros in the 2005 Major League Baseball World Series.

Finally, on November 4th, the Sinon Bulls swept the Macoto Cobras for the Chinese Professional Baseball League (Taiwan) championship to make this the "year of the sweep"!!!

My next report will feature the 2005 Konami Cup Asia Series pitting the champions of the CPBL, KBO, NPB, and the China (mainland) All-Stars. Did one of these teams continue the sweep???

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Hello. I am very actively attempting to identify all games in China, Taiwan, and Korea which have gone 20 or more innings, or six or more hours, or ended after 1 AM. I also trying to identify the longest game by innings, and the longest game by time of game in each of these three countries (and all other countries too).

I have two questions that I am hoping you can answer for me please.

First, what is Robert Kiyoshi Shadlow's e-mail address?

Second, I think I have discovered the longest game in Korean professional baseball history:

5:46 NEW KOREAN RECORD Olympic Stadium, Seoul 11/6/2001 LG Twins 3 Doosan Bears 3 in 15 innings.

Would anyone have any way of discovering for me the following info:

(a) attendance
(b) correct stadium
(c) what time the game started and ended, for example if it started at 7:30 PM, then it must have ended at 1:16 AM if it lasted five hours 46 minutes.
(d) what does LG stand for in the Twins' name?

Phil Lowry
4323 Woodhill Road
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Posted by Phil Lowry @ 11/19/2005 11:12 AM EST

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