Chang-Hao Hu

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Chang-Hao Hu (胡長豪)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 187 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chang-Hao Hu played and won a Gold Glove in the CPBL.

Hu represented Taiwan in the 1987 World Junior Championships. The Chinatrust Whales signed him when they were founded in 1997. He was 1 for 21 in his rookie season, and the Whales released him after he didn't get any hit in 7 at-bats in the beginning of the 1998 season. The Sinon Bulls picked him up, and Hu amazingly batted .295/.331/.336 with the Bulls. In 1998 Taiwan Series, Hu hit .407/.407/.444 and won his first Taiwan Series Title. He was selected into the All-Star Game for the first time in his career in 1999, and recorded a .243/.278/.279 batting line. The Taichung native batted .245/.297/.290 in 2000, and won his only CPBL Gold Glove award as an outfielder. After batting .234/.295/.261 in 2001, Hu announced his retirement and became a coach. He was the defense coach for the Bulls from 2002 to 2007, and became their manager on September 1 2007, replacing Chung-Yi Huang. The Bulls were only 18-24 in the first half of the 2008 season, and Rong-Hua Liu replaced him.

Overall, Hu had hit .245/.292/.282 in five seasons in the CPBL.