Sen-Fong Tsai

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Sen-Fong Tsai (蔡生豐)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 172 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Outfielder Sen-Fong Tsai played in the Olympics and in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

Tsai was with Taiwan for the 1983 Asian Championship (a tie for first), 1983 Intercontinental Cup (a Bronze Medal), 1984 Olympics (a Bronze), 1986 Amateur World Series (a Bronze), 1987 Asian Championship (a Gold) and 1987 Intercontinental Cup. He played in Japan's industrial leagues as well.

He hit .232/.326/.323 as a rookie pro for the Mercuries Tigers in the 1991 CPBL. In 1992, he batted .229/.307/.299 and stole 21 bases in 27 tries; he finished third in the league in swipes behind I-Tseng Lin and Angel Gonzalez. That would be almost half his career steal total, as he only pilfered 25 bags in his other five years. His offensive production remained poor for a starting outfielder, hitting .206/.271/.267 in 1993 and then an abysmal .153/.248/.203 in 1994. His playing time finally was reduced in 1995 and he hit .160/.284/.215. In 1996, he batted .215/.323/.291 to end his professional playing career. Overall, he had hit .202/.293/.270 in 420 games and fielded .960.

Tsai later was a minor league coach for the Macoto Cobras.