Ha-seong Kim said in an interview last September, “It’s worth the Utility Gold Glove.”
His team, the San Diego Padres, was the first to welcome the award to Kim Ha-seong (28), the “defensive master” who became the first Asian infielder ever to win the American Major League (MLB) Gold Glove.
Ha-seong Kim was named as the winner of the National League (NL) utility category in the list of 2023 MLB Gold Glove winners announced on the 6th (Korean time).
When Kim Ha-seong stood tall as the protagonist of the ‘Golden Glove’, beating out prominent candidates such as Mookie Betts (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Tommy Edman (St. Louis Cardinals) through a video broadcast live on ESPN, the San Diego team immediately announced it through social media (SNS). reacted. 먹튀검증가이드
On the official account of the club ‘X’ (formerly Twitter), they first wrote “gold itself” in Korean and then posted “Congratulations to Kim Ha-seong on winning his first Gold Glove Award.”
The accompanying photo was all ‘golden’.
The Gold Glove congratulatory video released soon after also emphasized ‘gold’.
The 45-second congratulatory video introduced the ‘highlight’ of Ha-seong Kim, who played a great role at third base, shortstop, and second base.
The Korean word ‘Gold Glove Winner’ was also added here.
In the video, Kim Ha-seong’s gloves shined brilliantly in golden color, as if the hero in the movie was equipped with a ‘secret weapon’.
The Athletic, an American sports media outlet, introduced an interview conducted with Kim Ha-seong in September before he returned to Korea.
In an article titled ‘Kim Ha-seong becomes the first Asian infielder to win the Gold Glove’, The Athletic highlighted, “A player from Bucheon, South Korea was selected as the winner of the Gold Glove award given to the best utility player in each league.”
Ha-seong Kim said, “I hope to see young infielders from all over Asia play in the major leagues.
Kim Ha-seong also added, “It is more valuable to receive the Gold Glove as a utility player than as a second baseman.”
Ha-seong Kim lost to Nico Horner (Chicago Cubs) in the second baseman category at this Gold Glove Award.