“Father is Hercules, KBO 328-homer legend” Shim Jung-soo’s son’s ML challenge explodes with US interest

“My father was nicknamed Hercules.”

Kevin Shim (21, San Diego State University), the son of Jung-soo Shim (48), the KBO’s leading home run hitter, is receiving extra attention from the US media after being selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Kevin Shim was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth round, 148th overall, on 11 November (KST).

Kevin Shim is a right-handed corner infielder. He plays first and third base. In 38 NCAA games this season, Sim batted .298 with 42 hits in 141 at-bats, 13 home runs, 40 RBI, 44 runs scored, nine doubles, a .401 on-base percentage, a .624 slugging percentage and a 1.025 OPS. This is his best season since entering the programme in 2021. He has 39 career home runs since entering college.

먹튀검증Burn City Sports highlighted Kevin Shim on Wednesday (12 December). “His .993 fielding percentage is impressive. He stood out in the infield. At the Draft Combine, he hit a long ball over 400 feet and hit it to the centre of the bat on a hard hit.”
Kevin Sim will begin his major league challenge next year. Of course, he’ll have to make it through each level of the minor leagues to get to the major leagues. However, his father, Jung-soo Shim, has been in the spotlight in the US media. Shim joined the OB in 1994 and played for Hyundai and Samsung until the 2008 season, when he retired.

In 1450 KBO games, Shim hit .287 with 328 home runs, 1029 RBIs and 859 runs scored. He was part of a historic home run race with Doosan manager Lee Seung-yup (56 home runs) in 2003 with 53 home runs. After his retirement, he reportedly moved to the United States with his family to do business. Eventually, his son Kevin Shim was introduced to baseball in the United States and was drafted by a major league club.

According to Burn City Sports, “Kevin Shim’s father, Jung-soo Shim, is a legend in the KBO, having hit 328 home runs in the league. He was given the title of Hercules when he was only 20 years old. In 2003, he hit a ridiculous 53 home runs. It helped him climb to 10th place on the KBO’s home run list (career).”

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