Kim Ha-seong 김하성 (27, San Diego Padres) has broken the Major League Baseball (MLB) record for most home runs in a single season by an individual.
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, USA, on Wednesday (July 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 ball traveled 121 meters at 165 kilometers 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. This time, however, he sent the ball far enough to force the Detroit left fielder to give up the catch early. 안전카지노사이트