2011 Chinese Professional Baseball League season

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The 2011 Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) season began on March 19 in Kaohsiung County when the defending champion Lamigo Monkeys played host to the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions. The season concluded in late October with the Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions defeating the Lamigo Monkeys in Game 7 of the Taiwan Series.

Competition[edit]

Four teams, the Lamigo Monkeys, Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions, Sinon Bulls and Brother Elephants will contest the CPBL, the highest level of professional baseball played in Taiwan. The season is divided into two halves, with each team playing sixty games in each half. The winners for each half-season plus the non-winner with the best overall record will qualify for the playoffs. In the event that the same team wins both halves, the next two teams with the best overall records will advance.

Standings[edit]

First Half standings[edit]

Team G W T L Pct. GB
Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 60 37 1 22 .627 --
Lamigo Monkeys 60 33 1 26 .559 4.0
Brother Elephants 60 28 0 32 .467 9.5
Sinon Bulls 60 20 2 38 .345 16.5

Second Half Standings[edit]

Team G W T L Pct. GB
Lamigo Monkeys 60 33 1 26 .559 --
Brother Elephants 60 32 0 28 .533 1.5
Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 60 28 2 30 .483 4.5
Sinon Bulls 60 25 1 34 .424 8.0

Overall standings[edit]

The team among the non-half-season-winners with the best overall record will gain the wild card spot and the third seed in the playoffs.

Team G W T L Pct. GB RS RA
Lamigo Monkeys 120 66 2 52 .559 -- 627 575
Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 120 65 3 52 .556 0.5 624 563
Brother Elephants 120 60 0 60 .500 8.0 597 576
Sinon Bulls 120 45 3 72 .385 20.5 555 689
  • Green denotes first half or second half champion.
  • Bold denotes clinching the playoff qualification.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Hitting[edit]

Stat Player Team Total
HR Lin Hung-Yu Lamigo Monkeys 22
AVG Zhang Zheng-wei Brother Elephants 0.351
H Zhang Zheng-wei Brother Elephants 170
RBIs Lin Hung-Yu Lamigo Monkeys 106
SB Zhang Zheng-wei Brother Elephants 31

Pitching[edit]

Stat Player Team Total
W Orlando Román Brother Elephants 16
ERA Ken Ray Lamigo Monkeys 2.85
SO Orlando Román Brother Elephants 161
SV Hsu Ming-chieh Lamigo Monkeys 30
Hld Wang Ching-li Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 26

Month MVP[edit]

Month Item Player Team
March Pitcher Pan Wei-lun Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions
Hitter Lin Hung-Yu Lamigo Monkeys
April Pitcher Adrian Burnside Lamigo Monkeys
Hitter Lin Chih-sheng Lamigo Monkeys
May Pitcher Dan Reichert Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions
Hitter Chen Kuan-jen Brother Elephants
June Pitcher Tyler Lumsden Brother Elephants
Hitter Chen Kuan-jen Brother Elephants
July Pitcher Steve Hammond Lamigo Monkeys
Hitter Kao Kuo-ching Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions
August Pitcher Luo Cheng-lung Sinon Bulls
Hitter Zhang Zheng-wei Brother Elephants
September Pitcher Orlando Román Brother Elephants
Hitter Lin Hung-Yu Lamigo Monkeys
October Pitcher Orlando Román Brother Elephants
Hitter Lin Hung-Yu Lamigo Monkeys

Participants[edit]

The Lions and the Monkeys played each other in 40 regular season games, and the Monkeys had the upper hand with 21 wins, 18 losses, and one tied game. The two teams also played each other in the 2006 Taiwan Series and 2007 Taiwan Series; the Monkeys defeated the Lions in 2006, but the Lions claimed the title in 2007.

Rules[edit]

All regular season rules apply with the following exceptions:

  • Each team is allowed to register 28 players on its active roster.
  • No tied games.
  • Two outfield umpires are added to the games.

Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions (4) vs. Lamigo Monkeys (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 October 15 Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 3 Lamigo Monkeys 2 Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium 3:53 11,113 
2 October 16 Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 8 Lamigo Monkeys 7 (13 innings) Taoyuan International Baseball Stadium 4:58 10,105 
3 October 18 Lamigo Monkeys 4 Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 1 Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium 3:05 6062 
4 October 19 Lamigo Monkeys 2 Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 3 Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium 3:21 7518 
5 October 20 Lamigo Monkeys 6 Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions 10 Tainan Municipal Baseball Stadium 3:51 10,718

External links[edit]

"Chinese Professional Baseball League homepage (Traditional Chinese)".