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Searching for the next Wang Chien-ming

The road ahead may be tough, but Taiwan’s young baseball stars are dreaming of a future in the major leagues

By Eric Shih  /  CONTRIBUTING REPORTER IN THUNDER BAY, CANADA

“I think with Wang Chien-ming’s success in the majors, it, you know, gives Taiwanese kids, baseball-playing kids, a goal. One of our own has succeeded at the highest level. And, you know, it’s something they can shoot for. You know it does really motivate. It’s a positive thing for the growth of baseball,” says Chang.

Two of the players on the Taiwan junior team have signed with major league teams. But Lin Tzu-wei isn’t one of them. He turned 16 in February, which means he’ll still be eligible to play on the junior team and have another chance to impress scouts when the next World Junior Baseball Championship take place in South Korea two years from now.

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