Date: Oct 17, 2016
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The Lamigo Monkeys’ star player Chen Chin-feng yesterday said that he has accepted an invitation to
be one of the coaches for the national team for next year’s World Baseball Classic (WBC).
Chen, also known as the “Big Cannon,” last month announced his retirement from the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL).
In addition to a decade-long CPBL career, Chen played for the Los Angeles Dodgers between 2002 and 2005, becoming the first Taiwan-born player to play in the MLB.
He also played for the Taiwanese national team, including the 2006 Asian Games in Doha where Taiwan won the gold medal.
“I am truly grateful for national team coach Kuo Tai-yuan’s faith and trust in me, and I am also thankful for the Lamigo Monkeys’ management for respecting my decision while I was considering accepting this position,” he said.
Chen said that it is an honor and responsibility to be a coach, adding that he hopes to still contribute to baseball in Taiwan after his retirement from the CPBL. [FULL STORY]