Chu sets CPBL half-season homer record

Taipei Times
Date:  Jul 01, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The Lamigo Monkeys’ Chu Yu-hsien on Saturday broke a 30-year Chinese Professional Baseball

The Lamigo Monkeys’ Chu Yu-hsien is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run against the Fubon Guardians at New Taipei City’s Xinzhuang Stadium on Saturday.
Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

League (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]

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