Hansong YMCA Team Club of Seoul

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Nick Name Hansong YMCA Team
Earliest Known Date 1905
Location Seoul, Korea

Baseball was taken to Korea by Phillip Loring Gillett, who was general secretary of the YMCA's International Committee for Korea. He is credited with organizing the first baseball team at the Hansong YMCA in Seoul in 1905.

Joseph A. Reaves, Korea: Straw Sandals and Strong Arms, in George Gmelch, ed., Baseball Without Borders (U Nebraska Press, 2006), pages 92-93.

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First in Location Korea
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