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2010 CPBL

From BR Bullpen

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.


  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 Lu)


Italics indicate all-time record


Statistic Leader Team Number
Batting Average Cheng-Min Peng Brother Elephants .357
Runs Tai-Shan Chang Sinon Bulls 73
Hits Tai-Shan Chang Sinon Bulls 142
Doubles Ssu-Chi Chou Brother Elephants 29
Triples Chih-Hao Chang Brother Elephants 10
Home Runs Chih-Sheng Lin La New Bears 21
Runs Batted In Chih-Sheng Lin La New Bears 79
Stolen Bases Fu-Hao Liu
Da-Hung Cheng
Uni-President Lions
Sinon Bulls
Walks Cheng-Min Peng Brother Elephants 67


Statistic Leader Team Number
ERA Carlos Castillo Brother Elephants 2.17
Wins Carlos Castillo Brother Elephants 14
Losses Ying-Chieh Lin Sinon Bulls 14
Holds Chao-Hao Tseng La New Bears 25
Saves Ryan Cullen Brother Elephants 34
Innings Pitched Orlando Román Brother Elephants 193
Appearances Chao-Hao Tseng La New Bears 70
Hits Allowed Wei-Lun Pan Uni-President Lions 201
Home Runs Allowed Itsuki Shoda Sinon Bulls 9
Strikeouts Orlando Román Brother Elephants 142
Base-on-Balls Ting-Jen Yeh Sinon Bulls 83

Award Winners[edit]

Award Player Team Position AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG W - L SV IP HA HRA BB SO ERA
Most Valuable Player Cheng-Min Peng Brother Elephants IF 387 59 138 8 65 20 .357 .451 .481 Did not pitch
Rookie of the Year Ching-Ming Wang Uni-President Lions P Did not bat 10 - 3 0 124.2 135 6 42 85 3.83

Best Ten[edit]

The following players were part of the 2010 Best Ten teams.

Position Player Team
P Carlos Castillo Brother Elephants
C Da-Hung Cheng Sinon Bulls
1B Cheng-Min Peng Brother Elephants
2B Chiang-Ho Chen Brother Elephants
3B Shih-Hao Huang Brother Elephants
SS Chao-Hang Cheng Sinon Bulls
OF Fu-Hao Liu Uni-President Lions
OF Chen-Yu Chung La New Bears
OF Cheng-Wei Chang Brother Elephants
DH Tai-Shan Chang Sinon Bulls

Gold Gloves[edit]

The following players were the recipients of the Gold Glove Award in 2010.

Position Player Team
P Wei-Lun Pan Uni-President Lions
C Chih-Kang Kao Uni-President Lions
1B Cheng-Min Peng Brother Elephants
2B Chiang-Ho Chen Brother Elephants
3B Shih-Hao Huang Brother Elephants
SS Sheng-Wei Wang Brother Elephants
OF Fu-Hao Liu Uni-President Lions
OF Chien-Ming Chang Sinon Bulls
OF Cheng-Wei Chang Brother Elephants

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