KBO Bunt King derby in 360 degree virtual reality and MLB The Show bunt-only challenge

KBO Bunt King derby in 360 degree virtual reality and MLB The Show bunt-only challenge

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInPin on PinterestEmail to someone

The highlight of MLB’s annual All-Star game festivities is undoubtedly the Home Run Derby, won this year in dramatic fashion by Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper. The Korean Baseball Organization has its own All-Star derby of a decidedly different sort…

KBO BUNT KING DERBY

If the home run has an antonym it would have to be the bunt, and Korean baseball players have wholeheartedly embraced the art of the short ball.

Korean Baseball Organization's All-Star Bunt King competition

The KBO Bunt King derby challenges players to lay down beautiful bunts that would leave Rod Carew and Pete Rose green with envy.

While Harper did his best to launch every pitch into (and beyond) the outfield bleachers, KBO Bunt King Heo Kyung-min of the Doosan Bears endeavored to tap each of his hits an exact distance onto an infield target.

BUNT DERBY IN 360 VR

If you want to fully immerse yourself in the electric, heart-pounding atmosphere that is the KBO Bunt King derby, here’s a sampling of the event captured in 360 degree virtual reality.

PERFECT PITCHER CONTEST

Another competition unique to the KBO All Star Game is the Perfect Pitcher challenge, wherein players try to knock over a series of upright bats arrayed in a row across the batter’s box.

One of Heo’s teammates, infielder Oh Jae-won won the event by twice knocking over two bats with a single ball. Go Doosan!

BUNT-ONLY CHALLENGE

If you still haven’t gotten your fill of softly-hit baseballs, try playing PlayStation’s MLB The Show with a self-enforced bunts-only rule.

2018-07-18T13:53:14+00:00 July 18th, 2018|

Leave A Comment