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Baek Seung Soo is the newly appointed general manager of professional baseball team Dreams. The team ranks bottom of the league. Lee Se Young is the operations manager of the team. She has so much love for Dreams and she never gives up on the team.

Last Updated: 6/29/2022Network: SBS (KR)
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Sale!
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9.22
9 votes

#1 - Sale!

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/14/2020

As Jaesong Group aims to switch its main industry, President Kwon makes the announcement to disband the Dreams. In order to salvage the team, Baek Seung Su urges him to give him a period of one week, in which he makes a bid to an IT company to persuade it to buy the team from Jaesong Group.

I will trade Lim Dong Gyu
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8.86
14 votes

#2 - I will trade Lim Dong Gyu

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/14/2019

Rumors spread that the Dreams' new general manager, Baek Seung Su, is planning to trade the team's most famed player, Lim Dong Gyu, for reasons unbeknownst to the employees. Despite backlash and opposition, Baek Seung Su manages to explain his reasons to the employees and successfully negotiates the trade deal.

Professional Scout Team
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8.75
12 votes

#3 - Professional Scout Team

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/21/2019

Baek Seung Su finds out that Ko Se Hyeok had received a bribe from Lee Chang Kwon to assure his selection at the draft, which resulted unfruitful. Seung Su names Yang Won Seop as the new head of the scouting division. Seung Su and Se Young head to America to find a new powerful pitcher.

Doubt
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8.75
8 votes

#4 - Doubt

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/1/2020

The entire national baseball league is in a panic due to a drug scandal. Seung Su and General Manager Kim try to protect the Dreams and the Vikings respectively. However, the rumors about the drug-using players are widespread, and the baseball fans start suspecting Kang Du Ki and Lim Dong Gyu leading to Seung Su making an unexpected and important decision.

The one who smiling back home
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8.73
11 votes

#5 - The one who smiling back home

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/27/2019

After failing to secure the recruitment of two foreign players, General Manager Baek Seung Su realizes that his translator is the baseball player Gil Chang Ju. After hearing his story, he recruits him as a foreign player to pitch for the Dreams.

Changes for better
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8.63
8 votes

#6 - Changes for better

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/18/2020

Kwon Kyeong Min orders Baek Seung Su to cancel plans for the players of the Dreams to go abroad for off-season training. Baek Seung Su convinces three special instructors with a not-so-pleasant history with the team to train the players during the off-season.

Thank you for the dream General Manager Baek Seung Soo
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8.56
9 votes

#7 - Thank you for the dream General Manager Baek Seung Soo

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/11/2020

General Manager Baek Seung Su agrees to resign from his post and Lee Se Young becomes interim general manager. The Dreams manages to bring good results at the 2019 KPB Rule 5 Draft and a sudden interview held with Gil Chang Ju surprises many people and leads to unexpected outcomes.

The Worst Baseball Team
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8.55
11 votes

#8 - The Worst Baseball Team

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/20/2019

Baek Seung Su finds something suspicious about a disagreement between Ko Se Hyeok, the scouting division head, and a scouting division member, Yang Won Seop, at the first-year player draft, regarding the team's selection of player Yu Min Ho over Lee Chang Kwon and tries to seek answers.

Problem from America
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8.55
11 votes

#9 - Problem from America

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/3/2020

The Dreams has an open recruitment process to fill an opening in the strategy and performance analysis division. Despite Seung Su being unaware, his brother Yeong Su applies for the position, displaying a high level of understanding in statistics and receiving a divided response from the panel of interviewers.

How much I should get?
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8.50
10 votes

#10 - How much I should get?

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/10/2020

One day, Seung Su is appointed as a general manager. Although he’s been working in the sports field, the teams he led to the championship were unpopular, and some of them were even disbanded after winning the league due to the financial difficulties of their parent companies. Would this unlucky new general manager be able to steer Dreams to the championship with passionate Se Young?

Good Cop, Bad Cop
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8.50
6 votes

#11 - Good Cop, Bad Cop

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/17/2020

The players' association goes against the Dreams hosting practice sessions with their coaches during off-season. General Manager Baek Seung Su argues that it's only right that even players with lower salaries are allowed to practice and not pressured to rest during the two months.

Lim Dong Gyu vs Kang Doo Ki
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8.44
9 votes

#12 - Lim Dong Gyu vs Kang Doo Ki

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/31/2020

The Dreams have begun off-season training and they face the Vikings in a practice game. Yu Min Ho is unable to produce the same quality in his pitches as before and the heads and coaches try to find a way for him to improve. Meanwhile, changes in personnel causes uproar in the Dreams' office.

The art of negotiation
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8.36
11 votes

#13 - The art of negotiation

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/4/2020

One day, Seung Su is appointed as a general manager. Although he’s been working in the sports field, the teams he led to the championship were unpopular, and some of them were even disbanded after winning the league due to the financial difficulties of their parent companies. Would this unlucky new general manager be able to steer Dreams to the championship with passionate Se Young?

I am General Manager Baek Seung Soo
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8.25
16 votes

#14 - I am General Manager Baek Seung Soo

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/13/2019

The Dreams is a frail baseball team continuously landing the last place. In order to have better results the following season, the team finds a new general manager, Baek Seung Su, who despite having little experience with baseball, has a track record of winning with other sports.

Directors: Jeong Dong-yoon
Lim Dong Gyu return home
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8.13
8 votes

#15 - Lim Dong Gyu return home

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/7/2020

In order to bring back Lim Dong Gyu back to the Dreams, the general manager persuades the general manager of the Vikings with a deal emphasizing a bright future.

Somehow I want to protect Dreams
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8.10
10 votes

#16 - Somehow I want to protect Dreams

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/8/2020

News spreads of a trade between Kang Du Ki and two second-string players, handled by President Kwon Kyeong Min. While the general manager is shocked by the decision, the management team rallies behind him to try to work even harder to offset the loss that the trade brought upon the team.

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