Date: Jul 01, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Lamigo Monkeys’ Chu Yu-hsien on Saturday broke a 30-year Chinese Professional BaseballLeague (CPBL) record for half-season home runs after hitting two and pushing the grand total to 22.
The 27-year-old first baseman hit a three-run homer in the third inning and a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Monkeys to an 11-4 win over hosts the Fubon Guardians at New Taipei City’s Xinzhuang Stadium.
Monkeys manager Hong I-chung called Chu’s performance “monstrous,” while Chu said that he hoped to maintain the momentum in the season’s second half.
The previous record of 21 home runs in a half-season was set in 1996 by Denio Gonzalez of the Dominican Republic, who played for the now-disbanded China Times Eagles. [FULL STORY]