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OSAKA (Kyodo) Park Chan Ho and Lee Seung Yeop, two of South Korea’s biggest baseball stars, pledged Sunday to join forces in their first season with the Orix Buffaloes.

“It’s a big adventure, and it’s a big chance,” former major league 18-game winner Park told a news conference in Osaka, referring to his first year in Japan.

The 37-year-old Park owns the record for the most major league wins by an Asian-born pitcher. He picked up his 124th career win last October with the Pittsburgh Pirates, passing Hideo Nomo’s 123.

Buffaloes manager Akinobu Okada has revealed plans to use Park as a starter and Lee at first base.

“I’ll just try to win one game, and then I’ll set my next goal,” said Park, who made a total of 53 relief appearances in 2010 for the New York Yankees and the Pirates.

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