Hot Stove League – 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.
Lee Kang is a neurosurgeon, who once dreamed of becoming a chef. As a child, Moon Cha Young once met Lee Kang at a small restaurant in the seaside town. There, Lee Kang cooked and gave her a meal, which in part inspired her to become a world-famous chef. Many years later, the two meet again at a hospice ward and together they heal their own emotional scars by preparing meals for the patients there.
- Drama: Hot Stove League (English title) / Stove League (Korean title)
- Revised romanization: Stove League
- Hangul: 스토브리그
- Director: Jung Dong-Yoon
- Writer: Lee Shin-Hwa
- Network: SBS
- Episodes: 16
- Release Date: December 13, 2019 —
- Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00
Before joining Dreams, the bottom-ranked baseball team, as a general manager, Seung Soo successfully led a Korean wrestling team, a hockey team, and a handball team to championships only to see them disband because of their unpopularity. Even fans have lost faith and sympathy over Dreams, where coaches are fist-fighting with one and another, and players are reluctant to be picked. Seung Soo believes in the power of rationality and also that it is his only chance in making Dreams the champion.
Lee Se Young is the youngest and the only female operations manager in the league. She’s been a big fan of Dreams for many years. She worked for Dreams for 10 years and she clearly understands that the team is breaking apart. However, she never wanted to admit that the lack of resources is the only reason for the team’s failure. As two managers work their way through struggles, Se Young eventually realizes the reasons behind Seung Soo’s strategy although she remains firm with her own perspective of confronting struggles. It is a story of fierce struggles with a series of life-and-death incidents one after the other. Will two managers be able to lead Dreams from bottom to top?
Baek Seung-Soo (Namgung Min) is the newly appointed general manager of professional baseball team Dreams. The team ranks bottom of the league. Lee Se-Young (Park Eun-Bin) is the operations manager of the team. She has so much love for Dreams and she never gives up on the team.