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Strike Love (2009 외인구단)

2009 외인구단 (2009 Wi-in-goo-dan)

Directed by Song Chang-soo (송창수)

Screenplay by ,

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MBC | Airing dates :

20 episodes - Sat, Sun 22:40
"I'll do whatever you like"
- First TV adaptation of Ultimate Baseball Team, a wildly popular comic book series that was published 26 years ago!
- Voted by netizens as the most wanted TV adaptation of an original story in a 2008 poll!
- A comic book hit about romance and sports that was also made into a cartoon series and full-featured movie with great success!

The Ultimate Baseball Team depicts an eclectic team of players who were kicked off of their respective team by their coaches. There is the former star pitcher who had his childhood girlfriend stolen from him by a bitter rival... Then there's the short, pudgy pitcher who is addicted to games while the captain of the team, a former street gang member, is a one-armed player. Another pitcher on the team is a 41-year-old veteran who was relegated to the bench during his entire professional career.
The story interweaves a sad love story between a star pitcher and his sweetheart, who left him for another man, into the main plot about baseball.

Featuring Actor Yoon Tae-young, who starred in the MBC TV miniseries "The Story of the First King's Four Gods," in the leading role.
Featuring Actress Kim Min-jung of the MBC TV miniseries "New Heart."


Oh Hye-sung / actor Yoon Tae-yeong
He grew up poor and engaged in petty crimes to survive in the slums. Oh Hye-sung was introduced to baseball by Eom-ji, who was the new girl at his school and became his only friend. But she moved to another city and it was only when they were in high school did they get to meet each other again. But she was already dating Ma Dong-tak, a star baseball player, at the time. In Oh Hye-sung’s professional debut, his team plays against Ma Dong-tak’s team and he shines by pitching a perfect game. But he injures his arm in the process and the doctors tell him that he won’t be able to throw another baseball. Then his father suddenly dies and he falls into despair as his life and career falls apart. One day, a man offers him a spot on a new professional baseball team. He accepts the offer and trains on an isolated island with other players for 4 years. In the meantime, Eom-ji marries Ma Dong-tak...

Choi Eom-ji / actress Kim Min-jeong
Possessing a kind and warm heart, she is a beautiful girl who attracts stares from men. She became friends with Hye-sung when she was younger and inspired him to become a baseball player. After moving to another city, she finally meets Hye-sung again as a teenager. She becomes pregnant with Hye-sung’s baby but he suddenly goes missing. So she eventually marries Dong-tak who deeply cares for her. But then Hye-sung, whom she never though she’d see again, returns as a player on a new professional baseball team.

Ma Dong-tak / actor Park Seong-min
He is extremely competitive and has a natural talent in playing baseball. He had a crush on Eom-ji since he was a kid but at the time, Oh Hye-sung was Eom-ji’s best friend. In both love and baseball, he is pitted against Oh Hye-sung as a rival. After Hye-sung suddenly goes missing, he comforts Eom-ji and treats her son like his own. Eom-ji is touched by his kindness and they get married but Hye-sung suddenly returns as a player on a professional team. As he sees Eom-ji emotionally distraught over the appearance of Hye-sung, he plays against Hye-sung’s team to not only win but to also show Hye-sung that he will do whatever it takes to keep his marriage and family together.

Choi Hyun-ji / actress Song Ah-yeong
Eom-ji’s cute younger sister. She has a secret crush on Hye-sung. No matter how much she loves Hye-sung, he only has eyes for Eom-ji. This deeply disappoints her and makes her despair over her life.

Baek Doo-san
Hye-sung’s childhood buddy who is simple-minded and blunt. He grows into a big athlete with a powerful swing but since he had slow reflexes he was never chosen as a starter. Baek Doo-san played in the minor leagues with Hye-seong but after Hye-seong suffered a career-ending arm injury and was let go, he was also kicked off the team. He makes a comeback as a catcher playing with Hye-sung on the new professional team. With a quick mind and smart playing strategies, he becomes a key player on the team.

Lee Chil-sung
He was the leader of the youth gang that Hye-seung joined when he was younger. When Hye-sung stole money from the gang, he went after him but was blinded in one eye after Hye-sung threw a ball at his face. He constantly creates trouble in Hye-sung’s life.


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  • Love, lies and family secrets

    2011/02/28, Source,
    Actors Han Hye-jin, left, and Joo Sang-wook will play lead roles in "The Thorn Birds", which premieres Wednesday on KBS2. / Courtesy of KBS Han Hye-jin returns to small screen with melodrama By Kwon Mee-yoo A new melodrama will uncover family secrets of birth and maternal love on the small screen,...More
  • Korean drama "Strike Love" in talks for Japanese remake

    2010/04/28, Source,
    Official drama poster of "Strike Love" [MBC] Korean baseball drama "Strike Love", being broadcast in Japan since mid-March, is in discussions for a Japanese remake, according to the show's producer Green City Pictures Inc. on Wednesday. An official from Green City Pictures stated in a press release that "nothing is final yet but we are in talks with two production companies in Japan for selling over rights for a remake",...More
  • "Strike Love" eyeing homerun with Japanese audience

    2010/04/08, Source,
    The cast of Korean sports drama "Strike Love" [Green City Pictures] Korean baseball drama "Strike Love" may be set at scoring big in Japan with recent indicators revealing that it is winning the race against other popular Korean dramas aired in the country, according to the show's producer Green City Pictures Inc. on Thursday. The sports drama, aired every Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Fuji TV's CS channel starting March 18, has been the most-searched Korean show for two consecutive weeks on Fuji TV's official website,...More
  • 'Birdie Buddy' Aiming to Captivate TV Viewers

    By Han Sang-hee
    Staff Reporter

    The small screen has had its fair share of sports dramas, so the question must be asked: Are local viewers r,...
  • Korean TV series "Strike Love" to air in Japan

    2010/01/28, Source,
    The cast of TV series "Strike Love" [Green City Pictures] MBC's baseball drama "Strike Love" is set to premiere in Japan in March, according to the show's producer Green City Pictures Inc. on Thursday. The sports drama -- which originally aired in Korea in May 2009 -- will be broadcast on Fuji TV-One starting March 18 and on Fuji TV-Two a week later, Green City announced in a press release. "It is our differentiated strategy to air the show on two channels at almost the same time", an official at Green City was quoted as saying. "We plan to sequentially release the series through the Internet, media broadcasts as well as DVDs".,...More
  • Kim Min-jung's Role on TV Soap in Jeopardy

    2009/11/02, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    Kim Min-jung's injury could jeopardize her appearance as the lead actress in the TV soap,...
  • Yoon Tae-young Tears His Knee

    2009/06/05, Source,
    Actor Yoon Tae-young of the "The Legend" fame has torn his knee cartilage during the filming of MBC drama ",...More
  • [ChanMi's drama news] Kim Min-jung and Yoon Tae-young in a new drama

    2009/05/28, Source,
    The drama is serious, however, outside the scenes, the actors are full of life and smiles. Two main characters are acted by Kim Min-jung and Yoon Tae-young who are in this picture. More information on this new drama, "Strike Love" is coming soon!,...More
  • Is Good Omen a Hindrance For Gaining Popularity?
    2004/04/15, Source,
    In both television and theater, "nasty" protagonists who have no respect for others are appearing on-screen continuously, attracting audience attention. In recent times this adjective, referring to rude people, is widely used as an expression referring to attractive actors and actresses.

    This un,...

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 Lee Hyeon-se (이현세)
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 Lee Jae-dong (이재동)
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 Kim Min-jung (김민정)
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Airing dates : 2009/05/02~2009/06/21

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