World’s first pro baseball game of 2020 takes place in Taiwan, gets mistaken as China

Journalist semi-corrects himself by tweeting, 'It’s a Chinese baseball league in Taiwan'

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/04/13
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hailed as the world's first professional baseball game in 2020, Taiwan's league went ahead with its regular season and played its opening game in Taichung behind closed doors on Sunday (April 13).

Unfortunately, the game was mistaken by a baseball writer as having occurred in China, due to the misleading first word of the league's name: the "Chinese" Professional Baseball League (CPBL).

The season opener in Taiwan has attracted heavy international media attention, as all the world’s sporting events have come to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Uni-President 7-Eleven Lions, of Tainan, beat the home team Chinatrust Brothers, 4-1, according to CBS Sports.   [FULL  STORY]

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