Chih-Wei Shih

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Chih-Wei Shih (石志偉)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 187 lb.

Chih-Wei Shih is an infielder for the La New Bears.

Shih played for Taiwan in the 1994 World Junior Championship and 1995 World Junior Championship, hitting .400 in 1995. He went 2 for 10 with 2 walks in the 2000 Haarlem Baseball Week and hit .348/.407/.435 in the 2003 World Port Tournament. Shih was Taiwan's starting second baseman in the 2003 Baseball World Cup, batting .242/.265/.273.

Shih made his professional debut in 2004 with the La New Bears. He hit .286/.318/.362, setting a CPBL rookie record with 117 hits. The record would be broken 5 years later by Yi-Chuan Lin. He won the Gold Glove at second base and also took home Rookie of the Year honors. In 2005, the sophomore slump struck and his production fell to .261/.291/.299. The next season, the Bears infielder batted .312/.360/.371 and won a Gold Glove at third base. He was with Taiwan for the 2006 Asian Games.

In the 2007 CPBL, Shih's batting line was .263/.316/.321 and he fielded .951. After a strong start to 2008 in terms of average, he was placed on Taiwan's team for the 2008 Olympics. He hit .208/.345/.292 in Beijing after being forced into the starting third baseman role when Tai-Shan Chang tested positive for a banned substance.