Kao Chih-kang

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Kao Chih-kang
Kao Chih-kang.jpg
Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions – No. 34
Catcher
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
CPBL: March 13, 2005 for the Uni-President Lions
Career statistics
(through 2012)
Games 645
Batting average 0.282
Hits 548
Home runs 19
RBIs 228
Stolen bases 31
Career highlights and awards
Kao Chih-kang
Chih-kang Kao on March 2, 2013.jpg
Kao playing for the Chinese Taipei national team in 2013 World Baseball Classic
Medal record
Competitor for  Chinese Taipei
Men’s Baseball
Baseball World Cup
Bronze 2001 Taipei Team
Intercontinental Cup
Silver 2002 Havana Team
Bronze 2006 Taichung Team
Asian Games
Silver 2002 Busan Team
Silver 2010 Guangzhou Team
Asian Baseball Championship
Gold 2001 Taipei Team
Silver 2003 Sapporo Team
Bronze 2007 Taichung Team
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Kao.

Kao Chih-kang, (traditional Chinese: 高志綱; simplified Chinese: 高志纲; pinyin: Gāo Zhìngāng; Wade–Giles: Kao1 Chih4 Kang1; born February 7, 1981 in Taichung County (now part of Taichung City), Taiwan, Republic of China), is a Taiwanese professional baseball player (position: catcher). After brief amateur career in the Taiwan Cooperative Bank he was drafted by the Uni-President Lions of Chinese Professional Baseball League in early 2005 and stayed in this team to date. Kao is widely regarded as the best Taiwanese catchers of his generation, and has been a frequent member of the Chinese Taipei national baseball team since 2001.

Kao is best known for hitting the game-winning RBI in the Chinese Taipei versus South Korea match in the 2003 Asian Baseball Championship series. This victory qualified the Taiwan national baseball team for the 2004 Olympics.[citation needed]

He has competed at both the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympic Games.[1]

Before the 2012 season, Kao signed his second two-year contract with the Uni-President Lions.[2]

On November 2011, Kao was appointed as the representative of players by the IBAF Asia Department.[3]

career statistics[edit]

year team games AB H HR RBI SB BB SO TB GDP BA FLd%
2005 Uni-President Lions 82 197 45 2 14 3 23 25 59 1 0.228 0.982
2006 Uni-President Lions 58 174 55 1 18 2 17 17 70 6 0.316 0.989
2007 Uni-President Lions 86 303 89 5 48 1 31 34 120 11 0.294 0.992
2008 Uni-President Lions 77 224 54 2 28 0 21 29 66 4 0.241 0.987
2009 Uni-President Lions 83 255 86 4 42 7 28 40 106 6 0.337 0.995
2010 Uni-President Lions 80 256 59 0 25 6 25 45 75 11 0.230 0.993
2011 Uni-President Lions 75 197 51 3 17 7 23 23 72 3 0.259 0.990
2012 Uni-President Lions 104 339 104 2 37 5 30 34 136 12 0.322 0.991
Total 8years 645 1945 548 19 228 31 198 247 728 54 0.282 0.990

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ "中華職棒/高志綱簽2年複數合約". nownews. January 3, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "任重道遠 高志綱獲聘國際棒總亞洲區球員代表". nownews. February 12, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB