Rangers Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo Makes All-Star Team, Breaks Club Record On Same Day | KERA News

Rangers Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo Makes All-Star Team, Breaks Club Record On Same Day

Jul 9, 2018

Sunday was a good day for Texas Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Chin — one of the best ever, actually.

Before Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers, Rangers manager Jeff Banister announced that Choo was named to Major League Baseball's American League All-Star team.

It'll be the 14-year veteran's first All-Star appearance. Choo's only the third South Korean player to make the All-Star game and the first non-pitching South Korean to be selected.

"I try to focus myself. Very exciting but I tell myself, still same poker face, same body language," Choo said. "It's hard to do."

The good news carried over into the game. In his final at-bat, Choo hit an infield single to extend his consecutive on-base streak to 47 games and set a new Rangers single-season record. Choo surpassed Julio Franco's club record of 46 games, set in 1993.

"I don't know how I did it — 47 games already," Choo said. "A lot of people helped, especially my teammates."

The Rangers might be in last place in the standings, losing Sunday to the Tigers 3-0, but in a postgame press conference, Choo called it one of the best days of his life.

The All-Star game is July 17 in Washington D.C.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.