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Taiwan: Chinese Professional Baseball League Awards

TAIWAN – The Brother Elephants dominated the 2010 Chinese Professional Baseball League’s (CPBL) annual award ceremony last weekend in Taipei with reigning batting champion Peng “Chia Chia” Cheng-min claiming the prestigious MVP trophy.

The Brother franchise, which swept the Sinon Bulls in this year’s Taiwan Series, had seven players that netted a whopping 16 awards. Brother skipper Chen Rei-chen was honored as the Manager of the Year.

Peng made more than a few trips to the podium to retrieve a variety of honors. The five-time batting champion was named the top first baseman as well as earning a Gold Glove award.

2010 ALL-CPBL TEAM:
CA – Cheng Da-hong, Sinon Bulls
1B – Peng Cheng-min, Brother Elephants
2B – Chen Jiang-ho, Brother Elephants
SS – Cheng Jau-hang, Sinon Bulls
3B – Huang Shih-hao, Brother Elephants
OF – Liu Fu-hao, Uni-President Lions
OF – Chang Jien-ming, Sinon Bulls
OF – Chong Cheng-yo, La New Bears
DH – Chang Tai-shan, Sinon Bulls
SP – Carlos Castillo, Brother Elephants

La New Bears long ball threat Lin Chih-sheng won the Silver Slugger award with 1,355 points. Lin also took home the awards for most home runs (21) and RBIs (79). Sinon Bulls catcher Cheng Da-hong, who stole 31 bases in 41 attempts, took home the Most Stolen bases award.

Bulls’ hitting machine Chang “OEO” Tai-shan, who surpassed 1,030 career RBIs this past season, stroked a league-high 142 hits to claim the Most Hits trophy.

Elephants ace pitcher Carlos Castillo picked up a pair of trophies for most wins (14) and a league-best 2.17 ERA, while staff mates Orlando Roman and Ryan Cullen bagged the hardware for the most strikeouts (142) and saves (34), respectively.

Uni-President Lions pitcher Wang Jing-ming (10-3) took home the Rookie of the Year award, while La New Bears hurler Wang Fong-jin was named the Most Improved Player of the Year. Wang, who spent most of the past two seasons on the bench, went 7-4 with a 2.60 ERA in 100-plus innings this year.

Another Bears’ pitcher, Tseng Jau-hao, tallied 25 holds in 2010 and earned the Top Reliever award.

2010 CPBL GOLDEN GLOVE TEAM:
CA – Kao Chih-kang, Uni-President Lions
1B – Peng Cheng-min, Brother Elephants
2B – Chen Jiang-ho, Brother Elephants
SS – Wang Sheng-wei, Brother Elephants
3B – Huang Shih-hao, Brother Elephants
OF – Chang Jien-ming, Sinon Bulls
OF – Chang Cheng-wei, Brother Elephants
OF – Liu Fu-hao, Uni-President Lions
SP – Pan Wei-luen, Uni-President Lions

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About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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