Tzunami of Linsanity: This Taiwanese 23-year-old is an instant Red Sox hero

The China Post
Date: July 3, 2017
By: The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Kaohsiung native Lin Tzu-wei (林子偉), in only his eight MLB appearance, made

Image: CNA/Reddit

three hits on Sunday night as the Boston Red Sox thrashed the Toronto Blue Jays 15-1.

He’d already impressed in previous games, but this was truly a breakout performance for the 23-year-old, who was called up the Major League on June 24.

Lin is the 13th Taiwanese player to make it to the MLB — but he is the first to get three hits in a game. In his five at-bats Sunday, he also hit a triple, bunt single and another single, according to CNA.

Local fans were predictably stoked to have one of their own doing well in the world’s top baseball comp and, with Miami Marlins pitcher Chen Wei-yin sidelined due to an injury, Lin is getting even more attention.

Some have referred back to the Jeremy Lin-inspired term “Linsanity” to describe Lin Tzu-wei’s meteoric rise.    [FULL  STORY]

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