2000 CPBL

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The 2000 Chinese Professional Baseball League season was the 11th season for the Chinese Professional Baseball League. The league contracted with the departures of the defending champion Wei Chuan Dragons and Mercuries Tigers. Tighter budgets due to financial problems led to a significant drop-off in foreign players; the two Taiwanese leagues went from 135 in 1999 to 33 in 2000. 41-year-old Chung-Chiu Lin won the home run title; he had been named the Tigers manager for 2000 before the team folded and he went instead to the Sinon Bulls. The Uni-President Lions won the 2000 Taiwan Series over the Bulls, 4-3.

Standings[edit]

  1. Sinon Bulls, 27-17-1 first half; 24-21 second half
  2. Uni-President Lions, 17-27-1 first half; 27-16-2 second half
  3. Chinatrust Whales, 21-21-3 first half; 20-24-1 second half
  4. Brother Elephants, 21-21-3 first half; 17-27-1 second half

Awards[edit]

The CPBL MVP was Bulls pitcher Mark Kiefer, who had a 20-3, 1.62 record and led in wins and ERA. The Rookie of the Year was Elephants shortstop Sheng-Hsien Feng, who hit .291/.346/.389 and stole 15 bases.

Gold Gloves[edit]

Best Ten[edit]

Offensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching Leaders[edit]

Sources include CPBL website, Taiwan Baseball Wiki