Shin-Soo Choo had been battling a right wrist injury since September 7, and had a difficult time even holding a bat.
With the season’s end in sight, Chris Woodward would not let the veteran, leader and incredible player that Choo was go down without a fight.
During the first-inning of the final game, Shin-Soo Choo stepped into the batter’s box for one last time.
With his family being shown on the big board, cheers from both dugouts, and the emotions welling up inside, he did what he had to do to go out on top.
Time seemed to slow down as the 38-year old barreled down the first base line, and then, the safe call was given.
Although, Choo stumbled over the base and ended up leaving the game with an ankle sprain, he went out on top.
Willie Calhoun would come in to pinch-run, and that would conclude the Texas Rangers career for Choo.
The Rangers would wind up winning the game 8-4, and sent Shin-Soo Choo home happy.
"“I will never forget today. I know 2020 was a hard time for everybody in the world, but I think today, I will never forget this.” -Shin-Soo Choo"
Now, Shin-Soo Choo has elected to go back home and signed with the KBO’s SK Wyverns.
We want to extend our best wishes to one of the most lovable players in the franchise’s history, and hope to see him back in Arlington soon.