Chen-Jung Lo

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Chen-Jung Lo (羅振榮)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 165 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chen-Jung Lo was a two-time Olympic pitcher. He served in the Taiwan Air Force.

Lo played for the Taiwan national team in the 1987 Asian Championship and 1988 Olympics. In the 1988 Baseball World Cup, he was Taiwan's lone lefty and went 1-1 with a 2.70 ERA. In the Bronze Medal game 4-2 win over Japan, he was the second of three Taiwan hurlers. But while Yi-Hsin Chen worked the first four frames and Ping-Yang Huang the final five, Lo faced just one batter, Atsuya Furuta, whom he promptly walked.

Lo was with Taiwan for the 1990 Goodwill Games. He made five appearances for Taiwan in the 1990 Baseball World Cup, but was rocked for 17 runs (15 earned) in only 10 1/3 IP, yielding a whopping 20 hits. He appeared in the 1990 Asian Games and 1991 Asian Championship. Lo had a 1-1, 1.46 record in the 1991 Intercontinental Cup and allowed just six hits in 40 at-bats.

In the 1992 Olympics, Lo's five appearances tied Ming-Hung Tsai for the Taiwan team lead. He allowed 13 hits for 23 total bases in 36 at-bats, though, for a .361 average and .639 slugging percentage. In the Gold Medal game, he allowed two runs (one earned) in 1 2/3 IP as the last of three Taiwanese hurlers unable to stop Cuba in a 11-1 loss as Taiwan got the Silver.

Lo had been approached about playing professionally but turned down all such offers. Following the Olympics, he decided to retire from baseball at age 30.