‘Chubby Kid’ bats way into records

Taipei Times
Date:  Aug 28, 2015
By: Paul Huang  /  Contributing reporter

Lin “Chubby Kid” Hung-yu batted his way into the record books earlier this week by homering on three straight at-bats against the Uni-President Lions on a six-RBI night to become just the eighth player in league history to accomplish the feat.

The veteran slugger out of Taipei’s Chinese Culture University let his bat do all the talking after a sub-par effort in his previous dozen games, in which he went a combined 10-for-37 (0.270) to bring his batting average down from 0.352 to 0.343, crushing not one or two, but three offerings from the Lions pitching to end his slight “slump.”

“Going 10-for-37 is a solid performance for most hitters in the league, but not for [Lin]; going hitless for two straight games is a rarity for him,” said a Lamigo Monkeys teammate, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.     [FULL  STORY]

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