Kim Ha-seong (San Diego) has reached base in 15 consecutive games, tying Japanese baseball hero Ichiro Suzuki (49). Kim batted 2-for-5 with a double and reached base twice in the leadoff spot in the Dodgers’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on Aug. 8. In doing so, Kim extended his streak of consecutive games with multiple hits to 15, dating back to last month’s game against Detroit, tying him with Ichiro, the Asian record holder in that category.
Kim has consistently gotten on base with at least two hits and a walk in every game during this stretch, raising his on-base percentage to .384. He has also hit safely in 13 consecutive games since July 25.
According to the American baseball statistics site Baseball-Reference, the record for consecutive games with multiple hits is 23 games by the “Last Four Hitters” Ted Williams.
Ichiro had 15 consecutive games with two or more hits from June 4-20, 2007, the longest streak by an Asian hitter in this category. If Kim reaches base at least twice in his next game, he will surpass Ichiro and become the first Asian player to do so.
After a straight hit to center field in the first inning, Kim lined a clean single to left field in his second at-bat with the bases loaded in the third inning for a 2-0 lead. He scored 사설토토 on Fernando Tatis Jr.’s RBI double shortly afterward.
In the fifth, he led off the inning with a single up the middle. In the seventh, he struck out, and in his final at-bat in the ninth, he grounded out to first base.
Choi Ji-Man, who batted seventh, went hitless in two at-bats and scored once on a walk. Kim raised his batting average to .288, while Choi dropped to .185. San Diego fell to 7-13.