“Too many ‘KIM'”… Ha-seong Kim runs with ‘HS KIM’ on his uniform for the 2023 season

Ha-seong Kim (28, San Diego Padres) will change the name notation engraved on the back of the uniform from the 2023 season.

The San Diego Union Tribune, a local newspaper in San Diego, USA, reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Ha-sung Kim will engrave ‘HS KIM’ on the back of his uniform in his third season in San Diego.”

After entering the big leagues in 2021, Kim Ha-seong continued to engrave ‘KIM’ on the back of his uniform and run. In general, when players with the surname Kim played in the Major League (MLB), ‘KIM’ was engraved on their uniforms. 카지노

However, Ha-seong Kim decided to change the name notation ahead of the new season. He chose to put the initials of his first name (HS) before his last name (KIM).

Kim Ha-seong explained the reason for the decision to add initials, saying, “There are so many Kims in Korea. There are also many big leaguers with the Kim surname. I hope that fans will remember me as ‘Kim Ha-seong’ rather than ‘Kim’.”

The media said, “The Kim family has produced many Korean big leaguers, such as Kim Byung-hyun, Kim Seon-woo, Kim Hyun-soo, and Kim Gwang-hyun.”

Kim Ha-seong, who is currently training at his team’s spring camp in San Diego, plans to join the national team ahead of the opening of the tournament. Kim Ha-seong also plays in the WBC wearing a uniform with ‘HS KIM’ engraved on it.

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