Hong Sung-heon (Hangul: 홍성흔, born February 28, 1977 in Hoengseong County, Gangwon-do, South Korea) is a former South Korean designated hitter. He batted and threw right-handed.
Hong was a catcher, and had been regularly called up to the South Korea national baseball team as a starting catcher until he was converted to a designated hitter in 2007.
In June 1998, as a senior at Kyung Hee University, Hong got his first call-up to the South Korea national baseball team for the 4-Nation Friendly Baseball Championship in Kobe, Japan.
In July 1998, Hong participated in the 1998 Baseball World Cup. South Korea eventually claimed the silver medal two times in a row, and as a starting catcher he led the team attack alongside cleanup hitterChoi Hee-seop and Park Han-yi.
In November 1998, Hong was called up to the South Korean national team for the 1998 Asian Games, which included professional players for the first time ever. He was the only amateur catcher on the roster.
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