Kolten Kaha Wong is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball. He was born on October 10, 1990, in Hilo, Hawaii.
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 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.