Yung-Tai Sung

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Yung-Tai Sung (宋榮泰)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 179 lb.

1B-OF Yung-Tai Sung played in the Olympics and got the first hit in the history of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.

Sung played for Taiwan in the 1983 Asian Championship, 1983 Intercontinental Cup and 1984 Olympics. He was just 4 for 23 with two walks and a homer as Taiwan's primary DH in the 1984 Amateur World Series. He played in the 1985 Asian Championship. Sung was an All-Star outfielder in the 1985 Intercontinental Cup, joining Luis Casanova and Lionel Harris in being so honored. He was also in the 1987 Intercontinental Cup. He was slated to play in the 1988 Olympics but was a late cut.

Sung joined the President Lions in 1990 when the CPBL was formed. He got the first hit in league history on March 17 and went on to hit .282/.389/.396 with a league-best 50 walks. He batted .220/.306/.282 in 1991, .226/.305/.363 in '92, .258/.322/.349 in '93, .250/.289/.356 in 1994, .250/.309/.283 in 1995, .312 /.349/.493 in 1996, .215/.325/.287 in 1997 and .197/.300/.231 in 1998.

He later coached for the Lions.

Sources: Defunct IBAF site, Chinese Wiki Baseball, KT Choi's Taiwanese baseball database