Kim Ha-seong Achieves Milestone with More Than 30 Steals in Season

      September 05, 2023 09:28

      Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres has passed a milestone for a Korean player in Major League Baseball by recording more than 30 steals in a single season.
      Kim picked up his 30th and 31st steals in a home game against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
      As the starting second baseman and lead-off hitter, Kim went one-for-three with a walk and two steals.
      In the bottom of the first inning, he had a hit in his first at-bat and stole second base. It was his 30th steal of the season and first in nine games since the Padres faced the Milwaukee Brewers on Aug. 26.
      Kim Ha-seong of the San Diego Padres reacts after striking out in a game against the San Francisco Giants in San Diego, California on Sept. 3. /AFP-Yonhap
      In the fourth inning with a runner on third and two outs, and his team leading 4-0, he picked up his 31st steal after a walk.
      It was the third game this season in which Kim stole two bases.
      His batting average for the season rose to 0.275 after the game. The Giants won 4-0.
      Previously, Choo Shin-soo held the record for the most steals in a season by a Korean in MLB with 22 when he was playing for the Cleveland Indians in 2010. Choo is now playing for the SSG Landers in Korea.
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