Unstoppable locomotive Choo Shin-soo of the Cincinnati Reds has again showed his prowess.
In a home match against the New York Mets on September 23 (Cincinnati time), Choo joined the 20-20 club in home runs and steals with his 20th swipe. The Korean slugger became one of the big leaguers to record over 100 runs scored and 100 walks in one season.



Cincinnati Reds’ Choo Shin-soo (right) celebrates with Derrick Robinson after hitting a single off New York Mets relief pitcher Sean Henn to drive in the winning run in the tenth inning of a baseball game on September 23 (Cincinnati time) (photo: Yonhap News).


Choo’s record of reaching 20 homers, 20 steals, 100 runs, and 100 walks proves his sharp batting eye and power, agility, and capability to read the overall flow of a game, which is not easy to achieve in the Major League (MLB) where only top-class baseballers compete. Choo became the first hitter with such record as a National Leaguer in the 113-year history of the MLB which includes both the American League and National League.

Thanks to Choo, the Cincinnati Reds have entered the postseason. Sports reporter Mark Sheldon spotlighted Choo’s play in his September 24 article titled "Choo's walk-off single sends Reds to postseason."

In the next home match against the Mets on September 25, Choo recorded one score and two hits, including his second three-base hit of the season. Choo has so far recorded 21 home runs, 20 steals, 105 runs scored, and 109 walks, and is six away from reaching base 300 times.




Choo Shin-soo of the Cincinnati Reds recorded a 20-20 in home runs and steals at a home match against the New York Mets on September 23 (Cincinnati time) (photo: Yonhap News).



In an article titled “Considering Choo right thing to do” on September 24, ESPN reporter Mark Schmetzer said, “The Mets got a firsthand look Monday night at why they should at least seriously consider making a run at pending free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo for next season,” mentioning Choo’s skill and his future status which will be on free contract in 2014.



[Source: Korea.net]