Kolten Wong played baseball while he was a student at Kamehameha Hawaii High School in Hilo, Hawaii, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is the older brother of popular baseball player Kean Kolten who plays for the Tampa Rays.
Wong was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, and he was promoted to the majors two years later.
Following the Cardinals’ rejection of his player option for the 2021 season, Wong became a free agent for the first time in his career in the summer of 2020. He subsequently joined the Milwaukee Brewers.
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 participated in the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, Maryland, where he helped his team, Pacific Southwest, win.
The elder Wong decided to raise his family in Hilo, Hawaii, despite playing 157 games and hitting.280. He became well-known in Hawaii for coaching baseball.
He chose whatever job would allow him to spend the most time teaching Kolten the game and the value of working out, which he emphasized on a daily basis, over having a solid profession.