Bae Ji-hwan achieved 20 steals in the season…It’s been 10 years since Chuchu Train

Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) stepped on 20 steals.

Bae Ji-hwan played as the eighth batter and second baseman in an away game against the Milwaukee Brewers in the Major 먹튀검증 League Baseball at American Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on the 17th (Korea Standard Time) and recorded one stolen base.

He got a walk in the top of the sixth inning, trailing 1-4, and then stole second base.

20th stolen base of the season. He is the second-largest stolen base in the National League after Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves) of 23 steals.

He is the first Korean player to steal 20 bases in 10 years since Choo Shin-soo (SSG, then Cincinnati Reds) in 2013. Earlier, Choo Shin-soo achieved 20 steals in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2013. Choo’s best performance was 22 steals in 2010.

Choo Shin-soo’s record is likely to be broken soon. Pittsburgh played 67 games. Bae Ji-hwan still has 95 games left. Bae Ji-hwan played 62 of Pittsburgh’s 67 games and stole 20 bases. If he plays in all 95 remaining games, he can steal up to 50 bases arithmetically.

Bae Ji-hwan finished the game without a hit. However, he scored following a walk and a stolen base in the top of the sixth inning, and picked up a walk in the top of the ninth inning with two outs and runners on second and third bases. His season batting average dropped slightly to .269.

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