2001 CPBL

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The 2001 Chinese Professional Baseball League season was won by the Brother Elephants, who took the first of three straight Taiwan Series. The Elephants became the first team in CPBL history to play a season without any players from North America, Latin America or Australia; they weren't a 100% local team, though, relying on Japanese hurler Tetsu Yofu.

Standings[edit]

  1. Brother Elephants, 17-23-5 first half; 27-16-2 second half
  2. Uni-President Lions, 27-14-4 first half; 22-23 second half
  3. Chinatrust Whales, 23-22 first half; 22-23 second half
  4. Sinon Bulls, 17-25-3 first half; 17-26-2 second half

Awards[edit]

The CPBL MVP was Min-Ching Lo of the Lions, who led in average (.357), OBP (.441) and slugging (.500). He was the first native-born hitter to win and only second hitter overall. Chih-Yuan Chen of the Elephants won Rookie of the Year despite playing only 30 games as he hit .375/.412/.667 with 30 runs.

Gold Gloves[edit]

Best Ten[edit]

Offensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching Leaders[edit]