Biscuits beat Biloxi at Korean Heritage Night, transform into Montgomery Kimchi

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 5:50 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2021 at 11:02 AM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Montgomery Biscuits changed its name Friday to celebrate Korean Heritage Night.

On Friday, the Montgomery Biscuits transformed into the Montgomery Kimchi, celebrating the capital city’s Korean community.

That night, the Biscuits beat the Biloxi Shuckers 9-8 in 11 innings.

According to Biscuits officials, there were special game jerseys and merchandise to mark the occasion along with Korean food, art, sport, dance and music.

Montgomery is home to a growing community of South Korean people and businesses, like Hyundai and many of its suppliers. So why Montgomery Kimchi?

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, like cabbage and radish.

“We believe food is the gateway into culture,” Biscuits managers said. “Just as Biscuits are a mainstay on a southern table, Kimchi is a staple in Korean cuisine.”

The Biscuits have also partnered with A-KEEP, the Alabama-Korean Education and Economic Partnership to incorporate elements of Korean culture into the game.

A-KEEP works with the community to enable students, professionals, organizations and corporations of Alabama and Korea to take full advantage of the opportunities of the growing economic ties between the two regions.

The special jerseys the team wore during the game will be auctioned off during the game, with all the money going to A-KEEP.

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