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Stove League

Title: 스토브리그 / Stove League
also known as: Hot Stove League
Genre: Sports
Episodes: 16
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2019-Dec-13 to 2019-Feb-14
Air time: Friday & Saturday 22:00 (2 episodes back-to-back)

Synopsis

The story of two managers whose goal is to move their baseball team from the bottom of the league to the top.

Baek Seung Soo (Nam Goong Min) is the newly hired general manager of a struggling minor league baseball team called Dreams, which ranks bottom of the league. Meanwhile, Lee Se Young (Park Eun Bin) is the loyal and dedicated operations manager of the team. Together, they must find a way to turnaround the team’s fortunes.

Cast

Main Cast

Nam Goong Min as Baek Seung Soo
Park Eun Bin as Lee Se Young
Oh Jung Se as Kwon Kyung Min
Jo Byung Kyu as Han Jae Hee

Dreams front office

Son Jong Hak as Ko Kang Sun (Dreams team president)
Lee Joon Hyuk as Ko Se Hyuk (Dreams director of scouting)
Yoon Byung Hee as Yang Won Sup (Dreams scout)
Kim Do Hyun as Yoo Kyung Taek (Dreams power analysis team leader)
Kim Soo Jin as Im Mi Sun (Dreams marketing team leader)
Park Ji Hoon as Byun Chi Hoon (Dreams PR team leader)
Kim Ki Moo as Jang Woo Suk (Dreams deputy manager of scouting)

Dreams players

Hong Ki Joon as Jang Jin Woo (Dreams veteran pitcher)
Chae Jong Hyup as Yoo Min Ho (Dreams pitching prospect)
Jo Han Sun as Im Dong Kyu (Dreams clean-up batter)
Cha Yup as Seo Young Joo (Dreams catcher)
Song Yul Gyu as Kwak Han Young (Dreams infielder)

Dreams coaching staff

Lee Ul (이얼) as Yoon Sung Bok (Dreams team director)
Son Kwang Up as Choi Yong Koo (Dreams pitching coach)
Kim Min Sang as Lee Chul Min (Dreams senior coach)
Seo Ho Chul as Min Tae Sung (Dreams batting coach)

Other baseball people

Lee Dae Yeon as Kim Jong Moo (general manager of Vikings)
Song Young Kyu as Oh Sa Hoon (general manager of Pelicans)
Park So Jin as Kim Young Chae (sports announcer)
Ha Do Kwon (하도권) as Kang Do Ki (ace pitcher)

Others

Kim Jung Hwa as Yoo Jung In (Baek Seung Soo’s ex-wife)
Yoon Sun Woo as Baek Young Soo (Baek Seung Soo’s younger brother)
Yoon Bok In as Jung Mi Sook (Lee Se Young’s mother)
Jun Gook Hwan as Kwon Il Do (chairman of Jaesong Group)
Lee Kyu Ho as Chun Heung Man
Lee Yong Woo as Kil Chang Joo

Production Credits

Production Company: Gill Pictures (길픽쳐스)
Director: Jung Dong Yoon
Screenwriter: Lee Shin Hwa

Notes

Nam Goong Min and Park Eun Bin previously worked together as second leads in the historical drama Gu Am Heo Joon (MBC, 2013).

Episode Ratings

Date Ep TNmS TNmS AGB AGB
    Nationwide Seoul Nationwide Seoul
2019-12-13 1-1 - - 3.3 -
2019-12-13 1-2 5.0 - 5.5 (16th) 5.8 (13th)
2019-12-14 2-1 - - 5.5 -
2019-12-14 2-2 7.6 - 7.8 (11th) 8.3 (7th)
2019-12-20 3-1 7.1 - 7.3 (14th) 8.3 (10th)
2019-12-20 3-2 9.5 - 9.6 (6th) 10.3 (4th)
2019-12-21 4-1 - - 8.2 (10th) 8.5 (9th)
2019-12-21 4-2 9.0 - 11.4 (3rd) 11.9 (3rd)
2019-12-27 5-1 8.5 - 9.6 (6th) 10.1 (4th)
2019-12-27 5-2 10.7 - 12.4 (2nd) 12.9 (2nd)
2020-01-03 6-1 9.5 - 11.6 (6th) 13.1 (4th)
2020-01-03 6-2 12.2 - 14.1 (2nd) 15.4 (2nd)
2020-01-04 7-1 9.7 - 11.3 (4th) 12.5 (4th)
2020-01-04 7-2 12.2 - 13.8 (3rd) 15.1 (3rd)
2020-01-10 8-1 10.7 - 12.2 (6th) 13.7 (4th)
2020-01-10 8-2 13.2 - 14.9 (2nd) 16.3 (2nd)
2020-01-11 9-1 10.1 - 11.8 (4th) 13.2 (4th)
2020-01-11 9-2 14.1 - 15.5 (3rd) 17.0 (3rd)
2020-01-17 10-1 11.1 - 12.9 (5th) 14.1 (4th)
2020-01-17 10-2 13.2 - 15.5 (3rd) 16.6 (2nd)
2020-01-17 10-3 14.6 - 17.0 (2nd) 18.4 (1st)
2020-01-18 11-1 9.2 - 10.7 (6th) 11.6 (5th)
2020-01-18 11-2 11.1 - 13.5 (4th) 14.5 (4th)
2020-01-18 11-3 14.0 - 16.5 (3rd) 18.1 (3rd)
2020-01-24 x Korea Lunar New Year
2020-01-24 x Korea Lunar New Year
2020-01-25 x Korea Lunar New Year
2020-01-25 x Korea Lunar New Year
2020-01-31 12-1 11.3 - 12.0 (6th) 13.0 (4th)
2020-01-31 12-2 13.2 - 14.4 (3rd) 15.2 (3rd)
2020-01-31 12-3 14.2 - 15.3 (2nd) 15.5 (2nd)
2020-02-01 13-1 9.0 - 10.1 (6th) 11.2 (5th)
2020-02-01 13-2 10.8 - 11.9 (4th) 12.9 (4th)
2020-02-01 13-3 14.7 - 16.0 (3rd) 17.4 (3rd)
2020-02-07 14-1 12.4 - 13.2 (6th) 14.4 (4th)
2020-02-07 14-2 13.6 - 15.1 (3rd) 15.8 (3rd)
2020-02-07 14-3 14.5 - 16.6 (2nd) 17.2 (2nd)
2020-02-08 15-1 9.6 - 10.6 (6th) 11.6 (5th)
2020-02-08 15-2 11.7 - 13.6 (4th) 14.6 (4th)
2020-02-08 15-3 14.8 - 16.8 (3rd) 18.2 (3rd)
2020-02-14 16-1 13.0 - 14.8 (5th) 15.8 (4th)
2020-02-14 16-2 14.7 - 17.2 (3rd) 18.3 (3rd)
2020-02-14 16-3 16.0 - 19.1 (2nd) 20.8 (1st)

Sources: TNmS Media Korea & AGB Nielsen Korea

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  6 Comments

  1. 1 : Pocahontas11 Says:

    Love it!! Nam Goong Min

  2. 2 : Flo Says:

    Very interesting genre
    Nam Goong min always make a good work

  3. 3 : OK OK OK Says:

    Must Watch. I enjoyed it very much. How smart lead actor choose good player and sack those who are creating problems in this baseball team.

  4. 4 : MaxT Says:

    I watched the first 18 episodes and they were pretty good. It was even better than Doctor Prisoner with lot’s of baseball politics.

    9/10

  5. 5 : Stranger Says:

    Recommended! U gais should watch this..to the prison playbook fan this is like dream comes true !!

  6. 6 : Soo Says:

    nice!

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