Shih Chih-wei

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Shih Chih-wei
Chinatrust Brothers – No. 36
Infielder / Batting coach
Born: August 14, 1977 (1977-08-14) (age 40)
Alishan, Chiayi County, Taiwan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
debut
March 4, 2004, for the La New Bears
Career statistics
(through 2014 season)
Batting average .285
Hits 876
Home run 7
Runs batted in 319
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Shih Chih-wei (Chinese: 石志偉; pinyin: Shí Zhìwěi; Wade–Giles: Shíh Chìh-wěi; born August 14, 1977 in Alishan, Chiayi County, Taiwan) is a retired Taiwanese baseball player. He played for the amateur Taiwan Cooperative Bank baseball team before being drafted by the La New Bears (later renamed the Lamigo Monkeys) of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) in 2004.

Early life[edit]

Shih Chih-wei was born to an aboriginal family of Tsou tribal ancestry.[1] He has been playing baseball since elementary school and graduated from the Taipei Physical Education College.

A member of the Taiwan Cooperative Bank baseball team, Shih was chosen to play in the 2003 World Port Tournament as a member of the national team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Shih was drafted by professional team La New Bears in 2004. In his professional debut, he got his first career base hit against the Brother Elephants. He hit his first career home run in Chengcing Lake Baseball Field; it was an inside-the-park home run.[3]

He became the first player from the team to receive a monthly Most Valuable Player award.[4] Though a rookie, Shih was selected to play in the 2004 CPBL All-Star Game as starting third baseman.[5]

Along with teammate Lin Chih-sheng, the two are often referred to as the "Sheng-Shih Connection",[6] which is derived from glove puppet film Legend of the Sacred Stone (Wade–Giles: Shèng-shíh Ch'uán-shuō). The two players played in the CPBL Future All-Star Game, which is a game with professional rookies playing against amateurs, and had a combined 7-for-8 performance.[7] As a result of his performance in 2004, he received the CPBL Rookie of the Year Award, becoming the first player of the Bears to receive this honor. Shih was also given the CPBL Golden Glove Award at second base.

In 2006, Shih got the Golden Glove Award at third base. He was the first player of the Bears to receive the award twice.

International career[edit]

Shih Chih-wei
Medal record
Representing  Chinese Taipei
Men's Baseball
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Team Competition

Shih has played in several international events such as the 1994 and 1995 World Junior Baseball Championships, in which Chinese Taipei earned a bronze and a silver medal. He also played in the 2003 World Port Tournament and 2003 Baseball World Cup as an amateur.

After becoming a professional, Shih participated in the 2006 Asia Series as a member of the La New Bears, who won the Taiwan Series that year. The team lost to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters in the championship round, earning the position of second place. He also played in the 2006 Asian Games as a member of the national team, which won first place in the tournament.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team G AB H HR RBI SB BB SO TB GDP BA
2004 La New Bears 100 409 117 1 45 13 14 49 148 11 .286
2005 La New Bears 98 391 102 0 31 8 14 48 117 6 .261
2006 La New Bears 100 410 128 0 46 10 25 40 152 9 .312
2007 La New Bears 100 399 105 2 36 7 24 33 128 8 .263
2008 La New Bears 99 397 132 0 46 2 24 34 161 14 .332
2009 La New Bears 108 365 100 3 33 3 31 42 123 11 .274
2010 La New Bears 42 109 27 0 10 0 14 13 31 2 .248
2011 Lamigo Monkeys 86 290 77 0 39 1 22 42 92 5 .266
2012 Lamigo Monkeys 85 244 71 1 29 1 15 30 84 6 .291
2013 Lamigo Monkeys 31 36 11 0 4 0 3 3 13 2 .306
2014 Lamigo Monkeys 16 28 6 0 0 0 0 5 7 2 .214
Career total 865 3078 876 7 319 45 186 339 1056 76 .285

References[edit]

  1. ^ 鄒族之光石志偉 返鄉會學弟妹. Liberty Times (in Chinese). December 22, 2007. Archived from the original on February 24, 2008. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  2. ^ 荷蘭港口杯/棒協選訓會 選出中華隊名單. The Epoch Times (in Chinese). May 12, 2003. Retrieved May 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ "《全壘打》明細". Chinese Professional Baseball League. Archived from the original on June 22, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2008. 
  4. ^ Paul Huang (June 6, 2004). "Shih Chih-wei gets honor". Taipei Times (Press release). Archived from the original on August 15, 2004. Retrieved May 30, 2008. 
  5. ^ Paul Huang (July 17, 2004). "Jonathan Hurst to pitch for Team Red in All-Star Game". Taipei Times. Archived from the original on December 1, 2009. Retrieved May 30, 2008. 
  6. ^ Paul Huang (October 15, 2004). "Bears on the rampage after lackluster start". Taipei Times. Archived from the original on May 14, 2010. Retrieved May 26, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Rookies give amateurs a lesson in how to get hits". Taipei Times. July 18, 2004. Archived from the original on December 16, 2008. Retrieved May 30, 2008. 

External links[edit]

  • Career statistics from CPBL (in Chinese)
  • Player information from WikiBaseball (in Chinese)


Awards
Preceded by
Pan Wei-lun
CPBL Rookie of the Year Award
2004
Succeeded by
En-Yu Lin