Kim hits ’12’ home runs, most by an MLB player in a single season
(SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Kim Ha-seong, 27, of the San Diego Padres, has broken the Major League Baseball (MLB) record for most home runs by an individual in a single season.
Kim hit his 12th of the season while batting first and playing second base against the visiting Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Wednesday (June 23).
With the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning with a 10-3 lead, Kim took a 145-mile-per-hour fastball from Detroit left-handed reliever Chasen Shreve for a solo shot over the left field wall.
The pitch traveled 121 meters at 165 miles per hour.
With his home run, his fifth in five games and six days since July 17 against the Philadelphia Phillies, Kim increased his season total to 12.
He hit eight home runs in 2021, his first year in the big leagues, and 11 arches last year.
This year, in his third year, he hit 12 home runs in just San Diego’s 99th game in the 162-game Major League Baseball season.
The previous day in Detroit, Kim had the misfortune of having his home run attempt caught in the opposite field. 카지노사이트 This time, however, he sent it far enough that the Detroit left fielder gave up an early catch.