Shin-Soo Choo’s greatest Texas Rangers moments: Breaking a homer record
Choo’s next big moment for the Texas Rangers would come a few years later, on May 26th of 2018.
In what would be a walk-off win for the Texas Rangers, the tally in the “W” column wasn’t the only story of the day.
Shin-Soo Choo’s walk-off home run broke the all-time home run record for Asian-born players, passing former Yankees great Hideki Matsui in the record books.
In typical Choo fashion, he was as humble as it came about the accomplishment, citing his career longevity as the reason why he broke the record.
"“I am not a home run hitter. I’ve just played in this league a long time. That’s not my focus. Matsui only played ten years in the big leagues. If he had played longer, he would have more home runs than me. Somebody was going to break the record.”"
Shin-Soo Choo may not have considered himself a top-tier slugger, but his career 218 home runs would say otherwise.