[SPORTS] Choo Shin Soo set a new MLB Record
D-Bo, Sept. 25, 2013, 12:36 p.m.
Choo Shin-soo of the Cincinnati Reds set a new statistical record in Major League Baseball on Monday in a home game against the New York Mets.
Two more stolen bases means he now has at least 20 homeruns, 20 stolen bases, 100 runs and 100 walks this season. It is the third time he has joined the so-called 20-20 club, after previously doing so in 2009 and 2010. He currently has 21 homeruns, 20 stolen bases, 105 runs and 109 walks.
Choo produced a game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 10th by hitting a single against leftie Sean Henn. Before his decisive strike, the game was tied at 2-2 with one out and runners on first and third.
Only 11 other players have achieved 20-20-100-100 seasons since the American and National Leagues were created in 1901, some on multiple occasions.
Choo will become a free agent at the end of this season. As he has proven to be one of the best leadoff hitters in MLB, he is expected to attract a lot of attention when his contract expires. Rumor has it that the Reds, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals and New York Metz are all interested in him. If Choo can impress again in the post-season, his value will likely soar..