10 guns against St. Louis Wainwright… 10-10 is the first since Choo Shin-soo
Key fielder Ha-seong Kim (27) of the San Diego Padres hit a double-digit home run in the second season of his major league debut.
He is the second Korean major leaguer to achieve 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases in a season after Choo Shin-soo (40, current SSG Landers).
Kim Ha-seong started as the 7th shortstop in the 2022 MLB home game against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, USA on the 21st (Korea time) and took a 2-0 lead in the bottom. of the 4th inning in two strikes he hit his 10th home run of the season.
After a full count game against opposing starter Adam Wainwright, he hit a center curve at 118 km/ha to hit a solo home run over the left field wall.
Kim Ha-sung hit his ninth home run of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks on the 17th, and then hit four home runs again after three games.
Ha-seong Kim became the 7th Korean major leaguer to hit double-digit homers in a season.
Before Kim Ha-seong, there were a total of six Korean players including Choo Shin-soo, Kang Jeong-ho (former Pittsburgh Pirates), Choi Hee-seop (current KIA Tigers coach), Choi Ji-man (Tampa Bay Rays), Lee Dae-ho (current Lotte Giants), and Park Byeong-ho (current kt wiz) played in one season, hitting double digit homers.
Kim Ha-seong, who has already managed to steal 10 bases, also has 10 home runs and 10 stolen bases on the season.
This is the second time Choo Shin-soo has gone 10-10 among Korean major leaguers.
Shinsoo Choo set a major league record of 20 homers and 20 stolen bases three times.
Kim Ha-seong gave a perfect performance that day.
Ha-seong Kim, who was out with a ground ball at 3rd base in the first inning in the 2nd inning, hit a solo homer in the 4th, and was out with a ground ball to left fielder in the bottom of the 6th inning leading 4 -0.
However, in the 8th inning, he hit a left-handed hitter in the 2nd and 1st base opportunity and completed a multi-hitter (more than 2 hits in a game).
Kim Ha-seong led the team to a 5-0 win with two hits, one run and one run in four at-bats.
His batting average for the season improved slightly from 0.247 to 0.249.