The 2020 KBO League season was the 39th season of the KBO League, with 10 professional baseball teams from South Korea participating. Shinhan Bank will participate as the main sponsor for the third consecutive year, and it is also called the 2020 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League.
Kiwoom Heroes gave up renewing their contract with coach Jang Jung-seok and appointed Son Hyuk as their new coach.
The KIA Tigers changed the position of acting coach Park Heung-sik as the second-tier coach and appointed Matt Williams as the new coach.
The Samsung Lions gave up renewing their contract with head coach Kim Han-soo and appointed Huh Sam-young as their new coach.
Lotte Giants gave up renewing their contract with acting coach Gong Pil-sung and appointed Huh Moon-hoe as their new coach.
The first place match of the regular Korea Baseball Betting Bonus Received 꽁소식 Let’s take advantage of the free bonus event. season has been established. If there are two clubs that are ranked first in the regular season, a separate first-place match will be held the day before the wild card match. If there are more than three clubs, the ranking will be determined in the order of overall wins, multiple points, and previous year’s performance.
The entry for active players will be expanded from 27 registered to 25 registered to 28 registered to 26 registered. The number of expanded entries, which will be applied after August 18, will also increase by one from 32 registered-30 business trips to 33 registered-31 business trips.
The injured list system is introduced. If a player who is registered as an active player is injured during a regular season game or training, the club can choose between the 10th, 15th, and 30th to apply for the registration of the injured list for up to 30 days. If the club wishes to register on the injured list, it shall submit an application form and a medical certificate issued by the club’s designated hospital within three days from the date of the player’s final game appearance. Players who are listed on the injured list will be canceled during the period, but the number of registration days will be recognized.
In the event of an act that could be seen as a collision or actual obstruction with a defender due to the violation of the 3-foot line, the referee will decide whether to interfere with the defense, and if there is an objection to the referee’s decision, the video will be applied.
The number of video readings that could only be performed once at the referee’s discretion will be abolished, and the time required for video readings will be reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes to speed up the competition.
Regarding the use of power analysis reference paper (list band) during games allowed only for outfielders, all players except pitchers will be allowed on the ground, and all players, including pitchers, will be allowed to use it on the bench. However, the executive committee will prepare and decide on the specifications of the reference materials later.
The regular season starts at 6:30 p.m. on weekdays, 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays and holidays, 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays in June, and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and August, and 5 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. However, the opening two consecutive games of the opening day and the next day will be held at 2 p.m.