Choo Little, Choo Late

October 1, 2013

Reds OF Becomes the First Korean to Hit HR in MLB Playoffs

But His Season Ends in 6-2 Loss to Pirates

Cincinnati Reds' Shin-Soo Choo (17) is greeted by teammates in the dugout after scoring in the fourth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Cincinnati Reds’ Shin-Soo Choo (17) is greeted by teammates in the dugout after scoring in the fourth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Shin-Soo Choo of the Cincinnati Reds became the first Korean player in history to hit a home run in the Major League Baseball postseason, but it wasn’t nearly enough to extend his first-ever trip to the playoffs.

The left-handed Choo, 31, hit the historic home run in the 8th inning of Tuesday night’s game in Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, against left-hander reliever Tony Watson. But, the score was 6-1 in favor of the Pirates at the time, and his postseason ended after just one game. The Reds fell 6-2, as the Pirates celebrated their first postseason win in 21 years.

Choo also became the first Korean to start, strikeout, and record a R.B.I. (Run Batted In) during MLB postseason play in this game. Entering the game, only Byung-Hyun Kim and Hee-Seop Choi had batted, once each, in the playoffs.

Hyun-Jin Ryu, scheduled to start Game 3 for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, will be the 5th Korean to play during the MLB postseason.



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    October 1, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    wow!!! good job!! choo! choo!

    • kun

      October 2, 2013 at 10:24 AM

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    October 2, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    It’s awesome. Post season home run is BIG thing!!

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    What a first homerun as Korean player on playoff!!
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