Dodgers Press Release
Korea Night presented by Korea Tourism Organization, Hyun-Jin Ryu bobblehead presented by Asiana Airlines is May 27
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers will celebrate its annual Korea Night presented by the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) on Tuesday, May 27 when the Dodgers take on the Cincinnati Reds at 7:10 p.m. The first 50,000 fans in attendance will receive a Hyun-Jin Ryu bobblehead presented by Asiana Airlines. KTO and Asiana Airlines will co-sponsor an activation area in the right field pavilion plaza which will include an autograph session at 5:30 p.m. with legendary former All-Star Dodger pitcher Chan Ho Park, the first Korean-born MLB player.
A pre-game media availability with Korean superstars Ryu and Park is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. in the Dodgers PR interview room. Pre-game ceremonies will include a Tae Kwon Do on-field demonstration by XPLORE, the Korean national anthem performed by Korean pop star Yong-hwa Jung of CNBLUE who also wrote and recorded Ryu's entrance song and the U.S. national anthem performed by South Korean R&B singer Ali. An in-game giveaway on Korean Night will be a trip to Korea for two sponsored by KTO and Asiana Airlines.
KTO and Asiana Airlines will also present an appreciation award to Park and Ryu. Park will throw the ceremonial first pitch. Park (1994-2001, 2008) was the first Korean to play in the Majors when he made his debut in 1994. Park went 84-58 in 275 games (181 starts) in nine seasons with Los Angeles and pitched in 17 big league seasons with the Dodgers, Rangers, Padres, Mets, Phillies, Yankees and Pirates from 1994-2010. He earned an All-Star selection in 2001, when he finished third in the NL with a career-high 218 strikeouts.
A limited number of tickets for Korea Night presented by KTO are still available and can be purchased at www.dodgers.com/tickets or by calling 866-DODGERS.