American second baseman Kolten Kaha Wong plays for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii, on October 10, 1990.
Kolten Wong participated in baseball while attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Kamehameha Hawaii High School in Hilo, Hawaii. He is the elder brother of well-known Tampa Bay Rays baseball star Kean Kolten.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Wong in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, and two years later he was promoted to the major leagues.
Kolen “Kaha” Wong, a former collegiate baseball player at USC and two-year Class-A minor leaguer with the Reno Silver Sox, is known to be the famed father of Kolten Wong.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship star and mixed martial artist B. J. Penn was friends with Kolten Wong, whose father, Jay Dee Penn, made friends with Kaha Wong.
Kaha Wong could instruct children in bat swinging at a facility owned by the Penns. Kolten’s paternal great-grandparents were of Chinese descent.
He has always supported the Atlanta Braves. Wong practiced his baseball swing daily in a batting cage and hacked down trees with an ax for two hours each day to increase his strength.
He took part in the Aberdeen, Maryland, Cal Ripken World Series, supporting Pacific Southwest to victory. Despite playing 157 games and hitting.280, the elder Wong chose to raise his family in Hilo, Hawaii. He rose to fame in Hawaii as a baseball instructor.
Over having a stable career, he picked whichever employment would allow him to spend the most time teaching Kolten the game and the importance of working out, which he stressed on a daily basis.