Choo Shin-soo retires after “three years of happiness”
SSG Shin-soo Choo (pictured), who finished the regular season on July 17, talked about “next season”. Born in 1982, Shin-soo Choo is at an age where he should be retiring, but his skills are still there. He joined the KBO in the 2021 season and has consistently hit double-digit home runs every year.
After the 2023 Semi-Playoffs (Semi-Po), the corners of his eyes were moistened. Batting first in the third game of the semifinals at NC Park in Changwon on Nov. 25, he struck out on three pitches thrown by NC pitcher Lim Jung-ho in the eighth inning and left the game in dismay.
Shin-soo Choo, who came to the United States in 2001 after graduating from Busan High School, batted .275 with 218 home runs in 1,652 games in the big leagues and donned the SSG uniform in 2021. He said at the time, “If I get a hit and can’t get home from second base, I will retire.”
This year, his third season in the KBO, has been full of twists and turns. Before the season, he sparked controversy when he said, “It’s hard to forgive in Korea,” and in May, he was sent down to the second team. Through it all, he batted .254 with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs on the season and made his presence felt in fall ball, batting .333 (9-for-3) in three semi-postseason games. 카지노사이트
After the season, Choo Shin-soo said, “I didn’t perform as well as I wanted in the past three seasons, but it feels good to have good brothers as teammates.” “I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I’m grateful to the players for creating good memories,” he said. “I spent three years in the KBO League where I gained a lot of things,” he said, adding that he was happy.