Choo Shin-soo of the Cincinnati Reds wrote a new piece of history in Major League Baseball on Sunday when he became the first lead-off hitter in the National League with 20 homeruns, 100 runs, and 100 walks in one season.
He set the record by racking up two walks in an away game against the Milwaukee Brewers, even though the Reds lost 6-5. He now has 21 homeruns, 101 runs, and 101 walks for the season.
Choo also stole a base on Sunday, and with 18 stolen bases this season he is on track to again join the 20-20 club with at least 20 homeruns and 20 stolen bases in a single season.
His first 20-20 season came in 2009 when he was playing for the Cleveland Indians (20 homeruns and 21 stolen bases). The following year, he made it 22-22. If he steals two more bases, Choo will become the 27th player in MLB history to achieve at least 20 homeruns, 20 stolen bases, 100 runs, and 100 walks in a single season.
Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels became the 26th player to achieve the milestone when he added one walk in Sunday's game against the Houston Astros. He now has 23 homeruns, 33 stolen bases, 104 runs, and 100 walks.