Kiwoom Heroes infielder Kim Hye-seong receives the Fair Play Award at the Golden Glove Awards.
KBO announced on the 11th, “We held a rewards and punishment committee on the 23rd of last month and selected Kim Hye-seong of Kiwoom as the winner of the 2023 KBO Fair Play Award.”
The Fair Play Award was established in 2001 and is given to a player who has contributed to improving the image of the KBO league during the KBO regular season by setting an example for others with a serious attitude to the game based on the spirit of sports and accepting decisions.
Kim Hye-seong won her first individual Fair Play Award, and her Kiwoom became the second winner in a row, following Lee Ji-young, who won last year. This is the third winner in Heroes’ career, following Seung-rak Son (Nexen) in 2014 and Ji-young Lee (Kiwoom) in 2022.
The award will be given at the KBO Golden Glove Awards ceremony held on the 11th.
Kim Hye-seong graduated from Dongsan High School and achieved her professional dream by being ranked 7th in the first round of the Nexen 2nd round of the 2017 rookie draft. Kim Hye-seong’s career records for the first team are 826 games with a batting average of .300, 877 hits, 26 home runs, 311 RBIs, 181 stolen bases, and 501 runs. This year, in her 7th year, in 137 games, she set a career high with a batting average of .303, 5 runs, 7 home runs, 57 RBIs, and 25 steals, leading to the WBC in March. (World Baseball Classic), Hangzhou Asian Games in September, 카지노사이트가이드 and APBC (Asian Professional Baseball Championship) in November. Among them, she served as captain in the Asian Games and APBC, age-group competitions.
Hye-seong Kim is also the first man in the KBO League to win a Golden Glove as a shortstop in 2021 and a second baseman in 2022. In addition, it seems likely that she will win the second base category at this Golden Glove Awards.
Kim Hye-seong announced her intention to challenge the major league through the posting system after the 2024 season.