Wen-Sheng Liu

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Wen-Sheng Liu (呂文生)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 165 lb.

Wen-Sheng Liu has played and managed in Taiwan.

Liu appeared for the Taiwan national team in the 1983 Asian Championship, 1983 Intercontinental Cup and 1984 Olympics. In the 1984 Amateur World Series, Liu hit .300/.391/.550 as a 2B/3B. He played in the 1985 Asian Championship, 1985 Intercontinental Cup, 1986 Amateur World Series, 1987 Asian Championship and 1987 Intercontinental Cup.

Liu played for the President Lions from 1990-1998 in the Chinese Professional Baseball League. He hit .164/.231/.195 in 1990. In 1991, he batted .200/.293/.233 in 87 games. He followed in '92 with a batting line of .252/.312/.321, then .217/.287/.253 in 1993. In 1994, Liu hit .190/.257/.210. He was 11 for 33 in 1995 and 3 for 15 in 1996. By 1997, he was playing regularly again, hitting .208/.279/.266. He wrapped up his career by batting .237/.302/.260 in 1998.

Liu then went into coaching. He coached for the Lions from 1999 through 2002, the Macoto Gida in 2003 and Macoto Cobras from 2004-2006. In 2007, he became manager of the Lions. He guided them to titles in the 2007 Taiwan Series, 2008 Taiwan Series and 2009 Taiwan Series his first three years at the helm. After missing out in 2010, he won the 2011 Taiwan Series, becoming the first four-time Taiwan Series-winning manager.

Liu coached for Taiwan in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.