Chuan-Chia Wang

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Chuan-Chia Wang (王傳家)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 174 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Chuan-Chia Wang played for Taiwan in international competitions as both a pitcher and hitter. He hit .300 or better six times.

Wang played in the 1988 World Junior Championship. In the 1990 Baseball World Cup, he allowed 5 hits and 3 runs in 3 innings pitched. He debuted in the Chinese Professional Baseball League in 1993, going 1-1 with a 6.49 ERA. In 1994, he had a 0-1, 5.25 record, registering his last decision on the mound (he would make brief appearances as a pitcher in 1996, 1997 and 2000). That season, Wang was converted to the outfield and he showed the move was a good one by hitting .328/.368/.455 for the Jungo Bears. In 1995, he hit .272/.365/.395, followed by a .328/.402/.505 batting line in 1996 after joining the Sinon Bulls. In '97, Chuan-Chia batted .300/.401/.431 for the Bulls and in 1998 he batted .278/.359/.395.

In 1999, Wang moved to the Uni-President Lions and hit .237/.332/.347 in an off-year. He rebounded in 2000 to bat .272/.384/.357, then hit .301/.383/.399 in 2001. He played for Taiwan in the 2001 Baseball World Cup as their main DH and went 8 for 22 with 3 walks and 2 homers. He made the tournament All-Star team at DH, beating out players like Adam Burton, Hae-young Ma, Marty Malloy and Jennry Roa.

Wang hit .315/.399/.431 in 2002. He played in the 2002 Asian Games and 2003 Asian Championship. His batting line read .266/.370/.388 in 2003. In 2004, Chuan-Chia batted .268/.357/.391; in 2005, his 7th season with the Lions, he batted .208/.319/.333.

Wang hit .282/.340/.408 for the Macoto Cobras, his 4th CPBL team. He was Taiwan's first baseman in the 2006 Intercontinental Cup but only went 3 for 24 with 3 walks and a homer. He also played in the 2006 Asian Games. In the 2007 CPBL, Wang hit .297/.374/.429 while playing first base for Macoto instead of his usual outfield. The team became the dMedia T-Rex in 2008 and he batted .301/.357/.405 for his 6th .300 season, but first in six years.

After the T-Rex folded in a gambling scandal, Wang was not picked in the redistribution draft. He was a late addition to the provisional Taiwan roster for the 2009 World Baseball Classic, after Fu-Hao Liu opted not to play. He did not make the cut for the 2009 World Baseball Classic and never played again in the CPBL either. He coached for Taiwan in the 2015 U-18 Baseball World Cup and 2017 U-18 Baseball World Cup.

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