A baseball team featuring many celebrities has become a major source of public attention. 'The Playboys' has had veteran actor Kim Seung-woo listed as the team captain. Jang Dong-gun, Jung Woo-sung, Gong Hyung-jin, Hwang Jung-min, Lee Jong-hyuk, Oh Man-seok, Hyun Bin and Han Jae-suk among others are listed as members.
'The Playboys' are active in a relatively low-intensity league. The long-running baseball team appears to exist mainly for social reasons, as the various members like to unwind and have dinner together after a game. The generally private nature of the team is such that references to it in variety shows are rare. Oh Man-seok mentioned once in a 2014 tvN variety show that Jang Dong-gun and Hyun Bin have the strongest throwing arms.
The team still exists and plays to this day. There is much turnover, because actors periodically leave the team owing to scheduling commitments. There's a waiting list for new members, as the team is seen as beneficial for actors trying to network.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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