Baseball stars Wang, Kuo to attend July 4 celebrations in Tainan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 06/24/2020
By: Joseph Yeh

Wang Chien-ming coaches a pitcher during a practice in January. / CNA file photo

Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Two former Taiwanese major league pitchers, Wang Chien-ming (王建民) and Kuo Hong-chih (郭泓志) have agreed to attend an event in southern Tainan City on July 4 to celebrate the United States' Independence Day, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) announced Wednesday.

Wang, a former New York Yankees' ace, and Kuo, an ex-Los Angeles Dodgers' All-Star, will join Taiwan's first female baseball umpire-in-chief Liu Po-chun (劉柏君), as special guests at the event, AIT said.

The event will be held at Tainan Baseball Stadium during a game between the host team Uni Lions and visiting CTBC Brothers of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL).

Titled "America Day Homerun," the event is being held as an annual reception to celebrate the 244th U.S. Independence Day, according to AIT, which represents U.S. interest in Taiwan in the absence of official diplomatic ties.    [FULL  STORY]

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