Monkeys win anticlimactic first-half title

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 27, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

The Lamigo Monkeys on Tuesday mounted a late rally to seize a narrow one-run win in Tainan, then

The Lamigo Monkeys late on Tuesday celebrate winning the first-half title after defeating the Uni-President Lions 5-4 in Tainan and waiting for the Fubon Guardians and Brothers Baseball Club to draw 4-4 in the evening’s other match.
Photo: Huang Chih-yuan, Taipei Times

had to wait for the result of another game before they were crowned first-half champions.

After their game, Lamigo headed to the locker room and their fans remained in the stands for more than an hour to watch the other CPBL contest between the Fubon Guardians and Brothers Baseball Club in Taichung, which finished at 11:30pm.

“It is a big relief,” Lamigo Monkeys manager Hong Yi-chung said after the game. “The pressure is off and we can all relax now.”

Fans and commentators said that it was the most unusual and least exciting way in CPBL history that a team has celebrated winning the half-season title.    [FULL  STORY]

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