Kim Ha-sung’s multi-hit again! He achieved the highest record in Asia, side by side with Ichiro…15G consecutive multi-base hits

San Diego Padres Kim Ha-seong (28) set a multi-on-base record in 15 consecutive games with two hits. He tied shoulders with Ichiro Suzuki (50) for the most by an Asian major league player. 

Kim Ha-seong started as the first hitter and third baseman in the 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on the 8th (hereinafter Korean time). did. 메이저사이트

In the first at-bat in the first inning against Dodgers right-hander starter Tony Gonsolin, Kim Ha-seong swallowed regret when a well-hit ball turned into a straight hit to the center fielder. However, in the 3rd inning, with no outs and 1st base, Gonsolin’s first pitch low slider led to a left-handed hit, laying the foundation for an additional run. He hit home on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s double. 

In the 5th inning as the lead batter with momentum, he attacked the slider that came high in the middle of the second pitch of Gonsolin, and completed a multi-hit game in 3 at-bats with a heavy hit. 

With this, Ha-seong Kim continued his multi-on-base streak in the last 15 consecutive games since the match against the Detroit Tigers on the 23rd of last month. As a Korean player, he set the record for the most consecutive on-base records, far surpassing the previous record held by Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers) with 10 games. Choo Shin-soo recorded multiple on-base in 10 consecutive games from the Colorado Rockies game on September 1, 2013, when he was a Cincinnati Reds, to the Chicago Cubs game on September 10. 

Expanding to Asian players, retired Japanese outfielder Ichiro holds the record for the most in the category. Legendary Ichiro, who is likely to be inducted into the Major League Hall of Fame, succeeded in multi-on-base in 15 consecutive games, starting with the Texas Rangers on June 4, 2007, when he was a member of the Seattle Mariners, and ending with the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 20. After 16 years, Korean infielder Kim Ha-seong stood shoulder to shoulder with Ichi-ro’s record. 

In an away game against Seattle on the 9th, Kim Ha-seong is the first Asian player to try multiple on-base in 16 consecutive games. The San Diego team’s record for most games in this category is 18, held by Steve Finley in 1996. 

Meanwhile, Kim Ha-seong, who has continued his streak of hits in 13 consecutive games since the match against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 25th of last month, also surpassed 20.807 with 20.9 (102 hits in 358 at-bats) for the season. However, despite Kim Ha-sung’s multi-hit performance, San Diego is trailing the Dodgers 5-13 as of the 6th inning. 

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