The Asian ML Player with the Most Home Runs

Japanese media reported news of Choo Shin-soo’s (41, SSG Landers) retirement announcement.

On the 19th, Sports “Korea Professional Baseball outfielder Choo Shin-soo, who played for the Cleveland Guardians and Texas Rangers, will retire after the next season.”

“Choo Shin-soo’s 218 home runs in his Major League Baseball (MLB) career are the most by an Asian player.

He added, “He also played for the Korean national team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic (WBC) 바카라사이트닷컴

where they faced Samurai Japan in the finals.”

Choo Shin-soo, who entered the big league in 2005 after playing in the U.S. minor league, played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland, Cincinnati Reds, and Texas.

As of the 2020 season, he has played 1,652 MLB games with a batting average of 0.275, 218 home runs, 782 RBIs, 961 runs, and 157 stolen bases.

He boasted an outstanding pitching ability and recorded a career on-base percentage of 0.377.

He holds the records for the most home runs and most RBIs from Asia, and is also the first Asian player to hit .300 -20 home runs -20 stolen bases (2009) and a cycling hit (2015).

He achieved 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases three times in his career (2009, 2010, and 2013).

While he is active in the KBO League starting from the 2021 season, next year will be an ‘active player’ This is the last season to see Choo Shin-soo.

Previously, SSG announced, “Choo Shin-soo has decided to finish his professional career and retire after the 2024 season.”

Choo Shin-soo said through the club, “He has been playing baseball in the United States and Korea since 2001, and I think the time has come to put an end to 23 years.

As this is the last season, I would like to express my gratitude to the fans who have supported me so far and give them meaningful memories regardless of whether I am a home or away fan.”

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