By: Lee Chin-wei and Kay Liu
the 27-year history of professional baseball in Taiwan was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch before a game in New Taipei Sunday.
Chen Hsien-wen (陳憲問), who had played in the amateur baseball league in the past, pushed his sausage cart and entered the stadium in New Taipei’s Xinzhuang District before Sunday’s Chinatrust Brothers home game against the Lamigo Monkeys.
For the special event, the Chinatrust Brothers manager Wu Fu-lien (吳復連) played catcher for Chen. The team, unfortunately, lost the game 7-3.
“I was almost in tears,” the 61-year-old man said as he described his feelings after throwing the first pitch, part of the Chinatrust Brothers’ “For Those Years” event this weekend looking back at the Chinese Professional Baseball League’s (CPBL) history. [FULL STORY]