Chang Tai-shan

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Chang Tai-shan
TGS2007 Day4 GameStation CPBL SinonBulls TSChang.jpg
Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions – No. 49
Third baseman
Born: October 31, 1976 (1976-10-31) (age 41)
Taitung, Taiwan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
CPBL debut
March 20, 1996, for the Wei Chuan Dragons
CPBL statistics
(through 2015)
Batting average .307
Home runs 289
Runs batted in 1338
Hits 2134
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Chang Tai-shan (Chinese: 張泰山; pinyin: Zhāng Tàishān; Amis name Ati Masaw; born October 31, 1976 in Taitung, Taiwan), is a Taiwanese professional baseball player. Originally drafted by the Wei Chuan Dragons in 1996, he has played for the Sinon Bulls and Uni-President Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League. A well-known slugger, Chang has been a frequent member of the Chinese Taipei national baseball team since 1998 and holds the record of hitting the most home runs in CPBL history with 289. He also holds the career record for hits with 2,134.

He was missing from the Olympic Games as because he tested positive for a banned substance. Chang denies taking any banned drugs and thinks it may be because of medication he took. As a result of the test he may be banned for 3 years.[1]

He was traded from Sinon Bulls to Uni-Lions for cash considerations of NT$2.5 Million (about US$85,000).[2] His contract with the Lions expired after the 2015 CPBL season (zh) and he signed with the Tokushima Indigo Socks of the independent Shikoku Island League in Japan for 2016.[3]

Chang signed on to play in the Australian Baseball League for the 2017-18 season with the Adelaide Bite.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS AVG
1996 Wei Chuan Dragons 94 336 54 112 28 1 16 72 190 11 48 7 2 .333
1997 Wei Chuan Dragons 91 338 44 88 14 3 9 56 135 26 54 12 6 .260
1998 Wei Chuan Dragons 103 372 63 120 29 4 14 78 199 40 56 27 9 .323
1999 Wei Chuan Dragons 87 327 60 105 12 3 17 70 174 30 45 18 8 .321
2000 Sinon Bulls 78 280 39 71 10 1 11 38 116 16 38 11 3 .254
2001 Sinon Bulls 79 291 50 74 9 1 13 53 124 30 45 6 4 .254
2002 Sinon Bulls 70 245 38 66 13 3 10 57 115 28 32 3 0 .269
2003 Sinon Bulls 100 396 82 130 21 4 28 94 243 46 65 22 8 .328
2004 Sinon Bulls 100 377 73 127 21 0 21 94 211 39 57 14 7 .337
2005 Sinon Bulls 95 348 59 106 12 0 15 60 163 25 54 3 5 .305
2006 Sinon Bulls 100 373 62 130 17 0 24 72 219 41 46 4 4 .349
2007 Sinon Bulls 100 402 62 128 19 0 19 80 204 29 55 12 1 .318
2008 Sinon Bulls 82 302 46 104 17 1 11 65 156 23 41 6 2 .344
2009 Sinon Bulls 107 398 52 119 22 1 17 63 194 33 51 2 4 .299
Career total 1286 4785 784 1480 244 22 225 952 2443 474 687 147 60 .309

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taiwan win minus doping test dropout Archived 2011-05-24 at the Wayback Machine. AAP - August 13, 2008, 6:05 pm. Accessed August 13, 2008
  2. ^ One of Taiwan's all-time baseball greats changes clubs Taipei, Dec. 27 (CNA)
  3. ^ Pan, Jason (16 February 2016). "FEATURE: CPBL starts the year on a high". Taipei Times. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  4. ^ http://web.theabl.com.au/news/article.jsp?ymd=20170827&content_id=251037684&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_t4064

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