Choo Shin Soo Extends Hitting Streak to 13 Games
kpride, May 14, 2015, 11:44 a.m.
Choo Shin-soo is on fire. Texas Rangers’ South Korean outfielder extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a leadoff home run against the Kansas City Royals at home Wednesday.
In the bottom of the first, Choo took Royals (21-13) starter Yordano Ventura over the right field wall at Globe Life Park in Arlington for his fifth home run of the season and second straight leadoff blast. Choo went on to add a single and a RBI to help the Rangers (15-19) defeat the Royals 5-2.
Shin Soo Choo is a South Korean professional baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, and Cincinnati Reds.
Choo was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Best Pitcher of the 2000 World Junior Baseball Championship as South Korea won the event. Choo signed a $1.35 million contract with the Mariners after the championship and converted to the outfield.