Date: Dec 21, 2018
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Taiwan’s top hitter Wang Po-jung on Wednesday officially became a member of
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.