Wang Chao (baseball)

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Wang Chao
王 超
Tianjin Lions – No. 25
Born: March 23, 1985 (1985-03-23) (age 33)
Beijing, China
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Wang Chao (Chinese: 王超; pinyin: Wáng Chāo; born 23 March 1985 in Beijing, China) is a baseball player from the People's Republic of China. He became the first player from the People's Republic to sign with a Major League Baseball team when he signed with the Seattle Mariners as a pitcher on August 9, 2001. He played in the Rookie classification Arizona League before being released. He returned to China, converted to an outfielder and now plays with the Tianjin Lions of the China Baseball League. He also plays outfield for the national team of the People's Republic of China.