Can Shohei Ohtani (29-LA Dodgers) break Shin-Soo Choo’s (41-SSG Rangers) record for the most home runs by an Asian major leaguer after winning the $700 million jackpot?
MLB.jp, the Japanese version of MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on the news of Shin-Soo Choo, saying, “Shin-Soo Choo, who has 218 career home runs in the major leagues, the most by an Asian, will retire from active play after next season.”
“Choo Shin-soo, who was named an All-Star in 2018 when he was with the Texas Rangers and is currently playing for the SSG Landers in the Korean Professional Baseball League, has announced his retirement from active play after next season,” the media reported, adding, “Choo Shin-soo will play for the lowest salary in the Korean Professional Baseball League next season and donate all of his salary to charity. In effect, he will play a season without pay. 카지노사이트 He expressed his intention to spend his final season thanking his fans and leaving them with lasting memories.”
This was followed by an introduction to Shin-Soo Choo’s major league career.
According to MLB.jp, “Shin-Soo Choo signed with the Seattle Mariners as an international amateur free agent in August 2000 at the age of 18. He made his major league debut in 2005, but struggled to get playing time with the Mariners, who had a deep outfield led by Ichiro Suzuki.”
Shin-Soo Choo was traded to the Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians) in July 2006 and began his big league success. “His career year with the Indians was 2010, when he batted .401 with 22 home runs, 90 RBIs, 22 doubles, and a .885 OPS in 144 games. His WAR (wins above replacement) reached 5.9. He made his first All-Star Game in 2018, 14 years after his major league debut with Texas.”
Shin-Soo Choo leads all Asian big leaguers with 218 career home runs in the Major Leagues, starting in 2005 and ending in 2020. He is 43 home runs behind Nippon Professional Baseball legend Hideki Matsui (175). Now, after reaching the 171-homer plateau in his sixth season in the major leagues.
Ohtani will challenge Matsui and Shin-Soo Choo.
“In 16 seasons in the majors, Shin-Soo Choo has played in 1652 games, hitting .1671 with 218 home runs, 782 RBI, 157 stolen bases, a .377 OPS and .824 slugging percentage. His 218 career home runs are the most by an Asian player, surpassing Matsui.” “Now, when Ohtani’s record of 171 home runs is broken, Choo Shin-Soo’s name will be mentioned in the Japanese media,” he said, citing Choo as a role model for Ohtani.
“Shin-soo Choo has decided to retire from professional baseball after the 2024 season,” the SSG Landers announced on Thursday.
“During the off-season, I thought a lot about it with my family. Every time I did, I remembered SSG, the fans’ support, and most importantly, the junior players. I felt that I loved baseball and the team so much that I thought about my future with the club. Both the club and the new coach needed me and respected my opinion. Next year, my performance is important, but depending on the team situation, I would like to contribute to the team by training with the junior players in the Future Team and sharing my experiences and thoughts.”
In the process of discussing his future with the team
Shin-soo Choo informed the team of his decision to retire after the 24th season and his intention to sign the lowest salary contract (30 million won) and donate his entire salary to the team. SSG respected his wishes and decided to join him in his donation efforts. 실시간 바카라사이트 The exact amount of the donation and various donation activities will be disclosed at a later date.
Commenting on his decision to retire, Shin-soo Choo said, “After 23 years of playing baseball in the United States and Korea since 2001, I think it’s time to call it quits. As this is my last season, I want to thank the fans for their support and give them meaningful memories regardless of whether they are home or away.”