Fixtures

Korean KBO 06/15 08:00 - SSG Landers vs Hanwha Eagles - View
Korean KBO 06/16 08:00 - Hanwha Eagles vs SSG Landers - View
Korean KBO 06/18 09:30 - Samsung Lions vs SSG Landers - View
Korean KBO 06/19 09:30 - Samsung Lions vs SSG Landers - View
Korean KBO 06/20 09:30 - Samsung Lions vs SSG Landers - View
Korean KBO 06/21 09:30 - SSG Landers vs NC Dinos - View

Results

Korean KBO 06/14 09:30 - [5] SSG Landers v Hanwha Eagles [7] W 11-4
Korean KBO 06/13 09:30 - [1] Kia Tigers v SSG Landers [5] W 1-7
Korean KBO 06/12 09:30 - [1] Kia Tigers v SSG Landers [5] L 13-7
Korean KBO 06/11 09:30 - [1] Kia Tigers v SSG Landers [5] W 6-7
Korean KBO 06/09 08:00 - [5] SSG Landers v Lotte Giants - Game 2 [9] L 3-5
Korean KBO 06/09 05:00 - [5] SSG Landers - Game 1 v Lotte Giants - Game 1 [8] W 5-1
Korean KBO 06/07 09:30 - [5] SSG Landers v Lotte Giants [9] L 7-11
Korean KBO 06/06 05:00 - [3] Samsung Lions v SSG Landers [5] W 0-4
Korean KBO 06/05 09:30 - [2] Samsung Lions v SSG Landers [5] W 3-7
Korean KBO 06/04 09:30 - [3] Samsung Lions v SSG Landers [5] L 3-1
Korean KBO 06/02 05:00 - [6] SSG Landers v Kiwoom Heroes [9] W 6-2
Korean KBO 06/01 08:00 - [6] SSG Landers v Kiwoom Heroes [9] W 9-0

Wikipedia - SSG Landers

SSG Landers (Korean: SSG 랜더스) are a South Korean professional baseball team. The team was originally established as the SK Wyverns but was renamed as the SSG Landers in 2021 after Shinsegae acquired the team from SK Group. They are a member of the KBO League. Based in Incheon, they play their home games at Incheon SSG Landers Field.

History

2000: Formation (SK Wyverns)

In the 2000 season, the Ssangbangwool Raiders, a team that had represented the Jeollabuk-do region since 1990, was dissolved because of the bankruptcy of the Ssangbangwool Group, the team's owner. The franchise was subsumed by the KBO League, which then awarded a new franchise to the SK conglomerate. The new franchise was named the SK Wyverns (a wyvern is a type of dragon). The Raiders and the Wyverns had no historical links, although the new team consisted mostly of former Raiders players.

The Hyundai Unicorns moved out of Incheon and wanted to relocate to Seoul, but failed because of the resistance of the Doosan Bears and the LG Twins; the Unicorns then moved to Suwon, with the SK Wyverns filling the void left in Incheon.

2001–2006

The Wyverns' first Korean Series appearance came in 2003, where they were defeated by the Hyundai Unicorns in seven games.

2007

In 2007, SK defeated the Doosan Bears in six games to win the 2007 Korean Series – the first time the franchise had won the Korean Series – after finishing the season in first place. They became the first team in Korean Series history to win after losing the first two games. Designated Hitter Kim Jae-hyun was the series MVP.

SK went on to compete in the Konami Cup, a short competition between the champions of the Korean Baseball League, the Japanese Baseball League, the Taiwanese Baseball League, and the China All-Stars. On 8 November 2007, SK Wyverns defeated the Chunichi Dragons (6–3), giving Chunichi their first-ever loss in Konami Cup history. On 9 November 2007, SK soundly defeated the China All-Stars (13–0), causing the game to be called in the seventh inning due to the mercy rule. On 10 November 2007, the Wyverns repeated their performance, defeating the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of Taiwan (13–1) in seven innings. The final game, on 11 November 2007, was a rematch of the first game, between the Chunichi Dragons and the SK Wyverns. In a close game, Chunichi won the game, 6–5.

Incheon SSG Landers Field, home field of the SSG Landers

2008

SK went 83–43–0 in 2008, with a winning percentage of .659, the highest in KBO League history at the time.[] The team went to the Korean Series again, once again facing their main rivals, the Doosan Bears. In a repeat of 2007, SK defeated Doosan to win their second Korean Series championship. Choi Jeong was named the 2008 Korean Series MVP.

SK once again went on to compete in the Konami Cup. On 13 November 2008, SK Wyverns defeated the Seibu Lions (4–3), marking the second straight year in which the Korean champions handed the Japanese champions a loss in this competition. On 14 November 2008, they once again defeated the Chinese representatives, the Tianjin Lions, in a mercy-rule shortened game. On 15 November 2008, however, they were defeated in a rematch with Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions of Taiwan (10–4) and failed to qualify for the championship game for a second straight year.

2009–2020

In 2009, however, SK were runners-up in the 2009 KBO season and 2009 Korean Series, where they were defeated by the KIA Tigers in seven games.

SK rebounded to form in 2010, dominating the regular season and winning the Korean Series in a 4–0 sweep against the Samsung Lions. It was SK's fourth straight Korean Series appearance and their third title in four years. The Wyverns also had a 22-game winning streak that ended in April 2010, the longest winning streak in Korean Baseball.

In 2011, manager Kim Sung-keun was ousted mid-season after a long-standing disagreement between him and the SK front office. This led to then-head coach Lee Man-soo taking over the reins – a move that brought a lot of protests from the SK Wyverns fans, as Kim had led SK to the Korean Series in every year that he had been at the helm.

In both 2011 and 2012, SK reached the Korean Series, where they were both times defeated by the Samsung Lions. SK reached the Korean Series in every season from 2007 to 2012 (six straight seasons).

In 2018, SK faced the Doosan Bears again in the Korean Series and won another championship. This was their fourth win, and three of four wins against Doosan.

2021–present (SSG Landers)

In January 2021, Shinsegae said it would acquire a professional baseball club owned by SK Group as it sought to boost marketing with the sports team. Shinsegae announced that it would buy the SK Wyverns baseball club from SK Telecom for 135.2 billion won ($122 million), with Shinsegae's e-mart taking over the team's management. The group paid 100 billion won for a 100-percent stake in the club and 35.2 billion won for facilities and properties. The e-mart-run baseball club was launched in March with a new name, emblem and character. The deal was finalized on 23 February 2021. The Landers finished in sixth place in their first season, with a 66–64–14 record. The following season, however, SSG Landers won the regular season championship with 88 wins out of 144 games, which was their fourth regular season title and the first in SSG era. They subsequently won the 2022 Korean Series, their fifth championship, after defeating Kiwoom Heroes 4–2 in the finals.

On 15 January 2024, ahead of the 2024 KBO League season, the Landers unveiled a new logo and corresponding uniform design. The new logo was designed in collaboration with American sports logo designers Todd Radom and Bill Frederick.

The SSG Landers are a professional baseball team based in Incheon, South Korea. They are one of the founding members of the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) and have a rich history in Korean baseball.

The team was originally established in 1982 as the Haitai Tigers before rebranding as the Kia Tigers in 2001. In 2021, the team was acquired by the retail conglomerate SSG and renamed the SSG Landers.

The Landers have a strong fan base and are known for their competitive spirit and exciting style of play. They have won multiple KBO championships and have produced numerous talented players who have gone on to have successful careers in both Korea and Major League Baseball.

The team's home stadium is Incheon SK Happy Dream Park, where fans gather to cheer on their favorite players and enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of Korean baseball. With a dedicated fan base and a history of success, the SSG Landers are a powerhouse in the KBO and a team to watch in the world of baseball.