Choo Shin-soo of the Cincinnati Reds hit his 16th homerun of the season in Wednesday's home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at the Great American Ball Park.
Choo started as a leadoff hitter and center outfielder and led the team to a 10-7 victory with four hits in five at-bats, three RBIs and three runs including one solo homer.
His batting average went up from 0.275 to 0.281, and Choo now has 40 RBIs and 83 runs.
ESPN named Choo the player of the day, the best out of the 15 games played on Wednesday in the Major League Baseball.
Choo has been a steady fixture in the starting lineup in the MLB since 2008, and is going for 100 career homeruns and 100 stolen bases. There are just 37 active players in the MLB who have achieved that feat.
Among Asian players, Ichiro Suzuki of the New York Yankees is the only one with 110 homeruns and 470 stolen bases. With 35 games remaining in the season, Choo is shy of just one homerun and one stolen base to join the club.