He will also serve as team captain for the 2024 season. Catch ‘two birds with one stone’
Kim Hye-seong wins 2023 Golden Glove Award for second baseman
Kim Hye-seong of Kiwoom Heroes, who received the award in the second baseman category, is expressing his thoughts at the 2023 Korean Professional Baseball KBO Golden Glove Awards held at COEX Auditorium in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the afternoon of the 11th.
Infielder Kim Hye-seong (24) of the professional baseball team Kiwoom Heroes has officially announced his challenge to the American Major League (MLB), following in the footsteps of his classmate Lee Jeong-hoo (25, San Francisco Giants).
The Kiwoom club said on the 16th, “At a meeting with general manager Ko Hyeong-wook this morning, Kim Hye-seong expressed his desire to advance to the major league through a posting system (private competitive bidding) after finishing this season.” The club said, “The club expressed its intention to take on the challenge through internal discussions.” “We agreed to respect the player’s expressed wishes and decided to provide active support,” he said.
Kiwoom Club is the team that most actively helps its players advance to the big leagues.
Starting with Kang Jung-ho, who joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015, Park Byeong-ho (now KT Wiz), who wore the Minnesota Twins uniform in 2016, Kim Ha-seong, who joined the San Diego Padres in 2020, and last month, signed a 6-year contract with the San Francisco Giants worth $113 million. All players who advanced to the big leagues through the posting system in the KBO League, including Lee Jeong-hoo, who signed a ‘big contract’, are from Kiwoom.
Kim Hye-seong said, “The challenge of appearing on a big stage itself is meaningful to me. As much as the team supports me, I want to prepare hard for the remaining period and achieve good results,” and expressed her determination, “I will do my best in everything as I always do.”
Additionally, Kim Hye-seong will serve as Kiwoom captain for the 2024 season.
He was the youngest captain in KBO League history through a vote by the players during the 2021 season, and successfully completed his captaincy duties in national team games such as the Hangzhou Asian Games and the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) last year.
Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki explained, “We entrusted Kim Hye-seong with important responsibility considering that she not only has the leadership ability to lead young players, but also has experience serving as captain in various international competitions.”
Kim Hye-seong said, “I feel responsible for playing an important role on the team. I will seek a lot of help as there are good seniors on the team.” 스포츠토토맨