Shin-Soo Choo’s greatest Texas Rangers moments: First All-Star appearance
Shin-Soo Choo had never appeared in an All-Star game, until July 17, 2018.
At the time the All-Star break rolled around, Choo had a 47-game on-base streak going, which he would extend to 52-games on July 21st.
He also was sitting on a .293 batting average with 17 home runs and 42 driven-in through the season’s first 86 games.
Although Shin-Soo wasn’t a starter, he was still given an opportunity to play late in the game.
He came off the bench in the eighth inning, and slapped a single the other way in typical Choo fashion.
Choo would finish the 2018 season with a .264/.377/.434 slash line, adding 21 long balls and 62 RBIs to credit, as well as his first and only All-Star game.
The Texas Rangers would later name him the 2018 Player of the Year.