Chiung-Lung Huang

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Chiung-Lung Huang (黃煚隆)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 176 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Chiung-Lung Huang was an Olympic player, two-time CPBL Gold Glove winner, one-time Best Ten selection and Taiwan Series MVP. He is the brother of Chun-Chieh Huang.

Huang played for Taiwan in the 1987 World Port Tournament and 1988 Olympics. In the 1988 Baseball World Cup, he hit .250/.357/.333 while backing up I-Tseng Lin in right field. When the Chinese Professional Baseball League was formed in 1990, Huang played for the Wei Chuan Dragons. He hit .280/.350/.383 as a rookie, and he was selected into the 1990 CPBL All-Star Game; he was 2-for-6 with a double. He led the league in triples with 8, and ranked 5th in runs (13 behind I-Tseng Lin). In the 1990 Taiwan Series, Huang hit .190/.261/.190 and the Dragons beat the Mercuries Tigers in 6 games.

The Taichung native slumped to .248/.265/.362 in 1991, and he was 1-for-24 in the 1991 Taiwan Series; the Dragons lost to the Uni-President Lions in 7 games. Huang won his first Gold Glove as an outfielder in 1993, and he hit .260/.311/.333. He improved to .300/.326/.400 in 1993, and recorded a .291/.320/.419 batting line in 1995. Huang slumped to .245/.320/.317 in 1996, but he was still selected into the 1996 CPBL All-Star Game as the Dragons played well this year; he was 1-for-2. In the 1996 Taiwan Series, Huang hit .286/.500/.286 but the Dragons were beaten by the Lions again in 6 games.

The veteran batted .251/.363/.361 in 1997 and won his second Gold Glove. He hit .316/.381/.368 in the 1997 Taiwan Series, and the Dragons beat the China Times Eagles in 6 games. In 1998, he batted .354/.414/.432 and made the Best Ten alongside Lien-Hung Chen and Ted Wood in the outfield. Huang won the CPBL Most Improved Player Award. He was third in the loop in average behind Jay Kirkpatrick and Ty Gainey. The .354 batting average was still the team record of the Dragons as in 2023. He also played for Taiwan in the 1998 Asian Games. He hit .302/.378/.378 in 1999 to tie Juan Parra for 10th in the CPBL in average. That year, he was MVP of the Taiwan Series, helping the Dragons take the title. He hit .600/.636/.900 in that season. Huang moved to the Kaoping Fala of the Taiwan Major League in 2000 and batted .263/.295/.348 to end his career as a player. He later coached for the Macoto Gida, Chinatrust Whales and Sinon Bulls/EDA Rhinos. He was 3-4 as interim manager of EDA in 2013 after Sheng-Ming Hsu died.

Overall, Huang hit .278/.333/.368 with 845 hits and 168 doubles in 11 seasons in the CPBL and TML.