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2002 CPBL

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The 2002 Chinese Professional Baseball League season was won by the Brother Elephants, who took the second of three straight Taiwan Series. The league had its last season where it had rivalry from the Taiwan Major League, which merged with the CPBL prior to the 2003 CPBL season. Wen-Bin Chen broke a 10-year-old record for homers by a native player, with his 26 topping Chung-Chiu Lin's mark of 24. Taiwanese baseball saw a 57% increase in attendance in 2002.

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[edit] Standings

  1. Brother Elephants, 25-17-3 first half; 28-16-1 second half
  2. Chinatrust Whales, 21-21-3 first half; 24-21 second half
  3. Sinon Bulls, 21-23-1 first half; 23-22 second half
  4. Uni-President Lions, 18-24-3 first half; 14-30-1 second half

[edit] Awards

The CPBL MVP was Chao-Chi Sung of the Whales, who won the first pitching Triple Crown in league annals (16-8, 2.13). Chung-Nan Tsai of Sinon (11-4, 3.89) won Rookie of the Year honors.

[edit] Gold Gloves

[edit] Best Ten

[edit] Offensive Leaders

[edit] Pitching Leaders

Sources include 2003 Baseball Almanac

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