The story of two managers whose goal is to move their baseball team from the bottom of the league to the top.
Stove League: Episode Sixteen Season 1, Episode 16
In the first season finale, the parent company Jaesong moves its investments into heavy industry... and moves to disband the Dreams and cut their losses. GM Baek has just one week to find a new owner to buy the team or the entire franchise will cease to exist, the staff will be let go, and the players dispersed throughout the league. [more inside]
Stove League: Episode Fifteen Season 1, Episode 15
After upper management goes behind Baek's back to complete a ruinous trade meant to undermine the team, the front office scrambles to recover from the loss. Meanwhile, Kyeong-min faces his own enemies from corporate. [more inside]
Stove League: Episode Fourteen Season 1, Episode 14
Baek Seung-soo proposes a wild trade: bringing back Lim Dong-gyu. Meanwhile, the manager is under fire from accusations of game fixing. [more inside]
Stove League: Episode Thirteen Season 1, Episode 13
Steroid rumors unsettle the league. The CEO tries to sew chaos in the management team with accusations and reassignments.
Stove League: Episode Twelve Season 1, Episode 12
The Dreams try to make the best of their alternate training site, finding an unexpected chance to face off against the Lim Dong-gyu and the Vikings, who are in a similar predicament. Meanwhile, Yu Min-ho continues to struggle with the yips.
Stove League: Episode Eleven Season 1, Episode 11
To spite GM Baek, the CEO cancels travel for spring training, forcing the team to do cold weather training. Baek and his team look for ways to make up ground, including reaching out to past staff members who have left the fold. [more inside]
Stove League: Episode Ten Season 1, Episode 10
Players are paid ten months a year and entitled to take two months off. Richer players go to warm climates during the off-season and hire special trainers. The less accomplished players can use the club facilities, but without any coaching. Would providing coaches be a way to close the wealth gap or would it be coercion to take the players' off-seasons away from them? No one seems to agree.
Stove League: Episode Nine Season 1, Episode 9
The CEO's plan has worked and Baek Seung-soo has been forced to resign. His allies on the management concoct a plan to get him reinstated.
Stove League: Episode Eight Season 1, Episode 8
A hatchet job interview with the team's new pitcher and the hiring of Baek's brother cause controversy. [more inside]
Stove League: Episode Seven Season 1, Episode 7
With the roster already set, ownership instructs GM Baek to negotiate contracts for the coming year... with a budget that has been cut by thirty percent.
Stove League: Episode Six Season 1, Episode 6
The Dreams need to hire a new analyst for their statistics division. The existing department head is clinging to old ideas and stick with ex-players, but Lee Se-young wants to open up hiring and bring in a fresh thinker. One of the applicants surprises everyone.
Stove League: Episode Five Season 1, Episode 5
Baek and Lee (with Han as an unplanned tagalong) head to the United States to scout an under-the-radar pitcher, but signing him may be trickier than planned. [more inside]
Stove League: Episode Four Season 1, Episode 4
Baek and Lee's investigations into the botched drafts uncover multiple mysteries that add up to one very broken system. [more inside]
Stove League: Episode Three Season 1, Episode 3
Something about the team's recent draft picks doesn't make sense. Baek and Lee launch their own investigations trying to find out the story beneath the story. [more inside]
Stove League: Episode Two Season 1, Episode 2
Trade rumors cause animosity between a star player and the new GM. Rumors that the new exec has little to no knowledge of baseball cause dissent in the operations office. But the seemingly inscrutable new boss has a plan. [more inside]
Stove League: Episode One Season 1, Episode 1
Ted Lasso + Moneyball, as a K-Drama. [more inside]
Stove League: Season One Season 1 (Full Season)
After a fourth straight last place season, Korean pro baseball team The Dreams hires a new General Manager to come in and turn things around. Baek Seung-soo has built several championship winning sports teams... none of them baseball teams. Facing shrinking budgets, infighting between the coaching staff, and a team deeply set in their ways, Seung-soo uses his outsider's insight and the help of the league's first female operations manager Se-young to upend the Dreams' culture in a bid to create a championship winning team. [more inside]