Choo Shin-soo wasn’t in the mood to celebrate after he became the oldest member of KBO 20-20 club. But, according to SSG Landers betting fans, it is not the first time Choo achieved the milestone.
Choo had 20 homers, and 20 steals in three Major League Baseball seasons. He achieved the milestone in 2009 and 2010 while playing for the Cleveland Indians and 2013 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Landers are on their way to the playoffs this season. As a result, he set aside his achievement and focused on helping his team in the playoff race. According to a sports forum, the Landers defeated LG Twins 8-0.
Oldest Member of KBO 20-20 Club
In the game against the Twins, Choo had two hits and three RBIs. SSG Landers improved to 57 wins, 58 losses, and 11 ties. Also, it is one-and-a-half games behind Kiwoom Heroes for the final playoff spot. Both clubs have 18 games to play.
According to free sports betting odds experts, Choo already had 20 steals before the game last Tuesday. At 39 years old, he became the oldest KBO player to achieve the 20-20 milestone. He beat Yang Joon-hyuk’s record by nearly a year.
Choo said he never tried to get 20 home runs and 20 steals when playing in the MLB. Also, he did things that could help the team win. People congratulated Choo for the achievement. However, he has bigger goals to complete. He wants his team to qualify for the postseason.
Aside from the 20-20 milestone, Choo is batting .258/.395/.447 with 60 runs-batted-ins. Although the percentage of reaching base is high, his batting average is not what many fans expect from him. Choo said he would retire when he can’t score from second base on a routine base hit.