Top hitter Wang signs with Ham Fighters

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 21, 2018
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan’s top hitter Wang Po-jung on Wednesday officially became a member of

Two-time CPBL MVP Wang Po-jung poses in a Nippon Ham Fighters uniform at a media event announcing his signing with the Japanese team on Wednesday in Taipei.  Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

Japan’s Nippon Ham Fighters at a media event in Taipei.

The Sapporo-based team gave Wang a three-year contract worth about US$4 million, plus incentives for reaching performance targets.

The former Lamigo Monkeys outfielder donned a Ham Fighters jersey with “Wang 99” emblazoned on the back to announce his move to Japanese pro baseball.

Nippon executives are giving Wang the “international superstar” treatment, with team president Kenso Takeda and manager Hideki Kuriyama at the ceremony producing a 107-page introductory guidebook on Wang for Japanese fans.

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