2010 CPBL

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The 2010 Chinese Professional Baseball League almost never happened. The league had dwindled from a peak of eight teams down to four in 2009, three of them collapsing due to gambling scandals. One of those remaining four, the 2009 Taiwan Series runner-up Brother Elephants, was hit by a major scandal that came to light in the off-season, robbing them of their manager and several stars. They recovered to win the first-half pennant, while the 2009 victor Uni-President Lions would finish with the league's worst record. The Elephants owed their resurgence in part to a trio of foreign hurlers who captured all the major pitching departments - American Carlos Castillo led in wins (14) and ERA (2.17), American Ryan Cullen in saves (34) and Puerto Rican Orlando Román in strikeouts (142).

Two players set a career marks. Veteran slugger Tai-Shan Chang became the first CPBL player to reach 1,000 RBI, while Cheng-Min Peng became the fastest to 1,000 hits on route to his 5th batting championship. Chao-Hao Tseng of the Bears appeared in 70 games, a new CPBL record.


Standings[edit]

  1. Sinon Bulls, 29-30-1 first half; 36-23-1 second half (Manager: Sheng-Ming Hsu)
  2. Brother Elephants, 36-24 first half; 25-33-2 second half (Manager: Jui-Chen Chen)
  3. La New Bears, 24-35-1 first half; 31-27-2 second half (Manager: Rong-Tsong Tsai)
  4. Uni-President Lions, 29-29-2 first half; 25-34-1 second half (Manager: Wen-Sheng Liu)

Awards[edit]

The CPBL MVP was Cheng-Min Peng, the Brother Elephants first baseman who was the batting champion. Ching-Ming Wang won the Rookie of the Year award after going 10-3.

Gold Gloves[edit]

Best Ten[edit]

Offensive Leaders[edit]

Pitching Leaders[edit]