Even in Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, the chant of ‘Ha Sung-Kim’ rang out. Kim Ha-seong (28, San Diego Padres) made his first major league debut and scored his first home run in the Washington expedition. 메이저사이트

Kim Ha-seong started as the 8th hitter and 3rd baseman in an away game against the Washington Nationals in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, USA on the 25th (Korean time), and hit a home run in the second at-bat in the 5th inning. 

Kim Ha-seong, who came out as the lead batter in the 5th inning, trailing by 2-5, kicked up a 91.6 mile (147.4 km) four-seam fastball from Washington right-hander Trevor Williams’ third pitch outside the pitch and connected it to a solo home run that went over the right-middle fence. 

104.9 mph exit velocity, 405 feet (123.4 m) distance, 23 degree launch. It was the 5th home run of the season after 9 games on the 11th after the match against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 14th. 

When Ha-seong Kim hit a home run and turned the base, some of the spectators chanted “Ha Sung-Kim”. It was unusual that the era name that came out every time Ha-seong Kim stepped into the plate at San Diego’s home stadium, Petco Park, also came from Washington, DC, the capital of the United States. 

The direction of the home run was also noticeable. It went over the fence in the middle right, and it was Kim Ha-sung’s first home run after his big league debut. The previous 23 homers were mostly pulled home runs in the order of left-wall (16), left-middle (5), and middle-month (2). 

Looking at the direction of 133 career home runs during the KBO League, Kim Ha-seong had 6 home runs in the order of left-handed (94), left-mid-month (19), mid-month (14), superior (4), right-mid-month (2). There was only 4.5% of all home runs. It was an even more exotic day when Ha-seong Kim, a typical “full hitter” who hit the ball, had a home run that was rarely seen in Washington, the capital of the United States. 

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