Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei, better known as Taiwan, has had a long history in baseball. The competitiveness of the Chinese Taipei youth teams in international tournaments in the 60s and 70s served as the foundation of what made baseball so popular in Taiwan today. Competing as "Chinese Taipei," Taiwan has won a record 10 Little League World Series Championships between 1969 and 1981, and its 17 titles over all made it the most of any nation outside the United States.

Reaping the benefit of strong amateur players, Chinese Taipei won the bronze medal in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles when baseball was a demonstration sport. The team furthered its Olympic success at the 1992 Barcelona Games by winning the silver medal, only losing to the internationally dominant Cuban team in the championship game. Taiwan hosted the 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers as well as first round of the 2013 World Baseball Classic games. Chinese Taipei advanced to the second round by winning their pool, defeating Australia and the Netherlands, before losing to Korea. The appearance in the second round was the first for Chinese Taipei. The team lost to Japan in a nail-biter, and then lost to Cuba and was eliminated.

What started as Little League dominance has now blossomed into an internationally competitive sport loved and followed by much of the country. Chinese Taipei had its 2017 Classic end in Pool A in Seoul after heartbreaking losses to the Netherlands and Korea.
First Round (Round Robin)
Pool A: Seoul Gocheok Sky Dome
Gm 2 tpe
15
7
F
Mon, Mar 6
10:00 PM EST
Tue, Mar 7
12:00 PM KST
Gm 4 ned
5
6
F
Wed, Mar 8
4:30 AM EST
Wed, Mar 8
6:30 PM KST
Gm 6 tpe
11
8
F/10
Thu, Mar 9
4:30 AM EST
Thu, Mar 9
6:30 PM KST

ROUND ROBIN STANDINGS

Pool A: Seoul Gocheok Sky Dome

Israel (3-0) and Kingdom of the Netherlands (2-1) advance to Pool E: Tokyo

Rank Team W L
1 Israel isr 3 0
2 Kingdom of the Netherlands ned 2 1
3 Korea kor 1 2
4 Chinese Taipei tpe 0 3

HEADLINES

Extra special: Korea ends WBC '17 with win

In a game that felt more like a championship than a consolation, South Korea held off Chinese Taipei to conclude its World Baseball Classic on a bittersweet note, earning an 11-8 victory in 10 innings on Thursday at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea.


Dutch walk off vs. Taipei, advance to Round 2

Dutch center fielder Jurickson Profar drew a bases-loaded walk to help the Netherlands complete a late-game comeback and punch a ticket to the second round of the World Baseball Classic with a 6-5 win over Chinese Taipei at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul.



Israel routs Taipei, sprints to 2-0 Classic start

The 2017 World Baseball Classic already has one of its biggest surprises in Israel, which beat Chinese Taipei, 15-7, on Tuesday at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, in the second game of the tournament. With its second win in as many days, Israel is in prime position to advance to the next round.


VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


Roster
Pitchers
# Name B/T Height Weight Birth Date
17 Hung-Wen Chen R-R 5'11" 210lbs. 02/03/1986
47 Kuan-Yu Chen L-L 5'9" 187lbs. 07/09/1991
34 Yun-Wen Chen* R-R 6'0" 214lbs. 11/28/1995
71 Shao-Ching Chiang R-R 6'0" 185lbs. 11/10/1993
56 Sheng-Hsiung Huang L-L 6'2" 216lbs. 12/03/1990
75 Chun-Lin Kuo R-R 5'7" 156lbs. 02/02/1992
16 Chen-Hua Lin R-R 6'0" 176lbs. 12/16/1988
37 Kuo-Hua Lo* R-R 5'10" 195lbs. 10/28/1992
36 Fu-Te Ni L-L 6'0" 170lbs. 11/14/1982
18 Wei-Lun Pan R-R 6'0" 215lbs. 03/05/1982
43 Chia-Hao Sung L-R 6'0" 202lbs. 09/06/1992
19 Ming-Chin Tsai L-R 5'10" 150lbs. 09/28/1984
41 Ching-Ming Wang R-R 5'10" 205lbs. 01/16/1986
Catchers
77 Ta-Hung Cheng L-R 5'9" 170lbs. 01/12/1981
20 Kun-Sheng Lin R-R 5'10" 180lbs. 03/08/1987
Infielders
13 Yung-Chi Chen R-R 5'10" 195lbs. 07/13/1983
11 Chih-Hsien Chiang L-R 6'2" 195lbs. 02/21/1988
74 Chi-Hung Hsu L-R 6'2" 207lbs. 06/22/1992
69 Chih-Hsiang Lin R-R 5'9" 165lbs. 06/23/1992
1 Chih-Sheng Lin R-R 6'0" 210lbs. 01/01/1982
9 Yi-Chuan Lin L-R 5'11" 180lbs. 11/11/1985
14 Sheng-Wei Wang R-R 5'10" 155lbs. 04/01/1984
Outfielders
59 Cheng-Wei Chang L-L 5'9" 154lbs. 08/05/1986
7 Chih-Hao Chang L-R 5'11" 179lbs. 05/15/1987
15 Chin-Lung Hu R-R 5'11" 190lbs. 02/02/1984
28 Kuo-Hui Kao R-R 6'2" 209lbs. 09/26/1985
24 Che-Hsuan Lin R-R 6'0" 180lbs. 09/21/1988
8 Guo-Long Luo R-R 5'10" 172lbs. 06/24/1989
Designated Pitcher Pool
33 Ping-Hsueh Chen R-R 6'2" 195lbs. 07/08/1994
48 Hung-Cheng Lai L-L 5'11" 168lbs. 04/26/1988
21 Yen-Ching Lu L-L 5'9" 143lbs. 03/10/1996
70 Cheng-Hao Wang R-R 5'11" 209lbs. 09/25/1989
40 Chien-Ming Wang R-R 6'4" 225lbs. 03/31/1980
22 Wei-Chung Wang L-L 6'1" 160lbs. 04/25/1992
71 Chun-Chieh Wu R-R 6'2" 168lbs. 11/07/1996
46 Chien-Fu Yang R-R 5'9" 160lbs. 04/22/1979
* Designated Pool Pitcher on the active roster that is eligible to participate in one or more consecutive rounds. After each round, these pitchers may be replaced on the Roster with another pitcher from that Federation’s Designated Pitcher Pool.
Coaching Staff
# Name Position
88 Tai-Yuan Kuo Manager
87 Lien-Hung Chen Hitting Coach
12 Chin-Chih Huang Pitching Coach
79 An-Si Lee Outfield Coach
23 Ko-Wei Fang Bullpen Catcher
52 Chin-Feng Chen Baserunning Coach
27 Chun-Chang Yeh Battery Coach

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