Fu-Ming Tu

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Fu-Ming Tu (杜福明)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 207 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Fu-Ming Tu pitched in the Olympics and has coached for quite a few years.

Tu was with Taiwan for the 1984 Olympics. He remained with the Taiwan national team for the 1985 Asian Championship, 1985 Intercontinental Cup, 1986 Amateur World Series and 1987 World Port Tournament but was a late cut for the 1988 Olympics.

When the CPBL began play in 1990, Tu was with the President Lions, going 10-8 with a save and a 3.15 ERA. He was 10th in ERA (1.23 behind Joe Strong) and 3rd in wins (10 behind Ping-Yang Huang). Tu was selected into the 1990 CPBL All-Star Games, and he pitched 3 shutout innings to notched a save in Game 1 while recording 2 shutout innings in Game 3. He went 9-3 with a 3.09 ERA for the 1991 Lions and ranked 7th in wins (6 behind Strong). In the 1991 Taiwan Series, He started in Game 1 but he allowed 3 runs in 5 innings and Huang outdueled him (9 IP, 2R). He then pitched 4 shutout innings as Game 6 starter and the Lions beat the Wei Chuan Dragons in 7 games. Tu had a 9-13, 3.39 record in 1992, but fell to 2-6, 5.13 in 1993.

The Tainan native saw limited action in 1994, going 1-0 with a 4.81 ERA. He only worked 2/3 of an inning in 1995. Moving to the Sinon Bulls in 1996, he had a 4.50 ERA in two innings while serving as pitching coach. He then became pitching coach for the Chianan Luka (1997) and was their head coach for 1998-2001. He was pitching coach of the Macoto Gida in 2003, then coached for the Macoto Cobras in 2006-2007. Tu went to China in 2009 to coach for the Henan Elephants, then coached for the Chinese national team in the 2009 Baseball World Cup. He then served as pitching coach for the Lions from 2016 to 2019, and worked as a scout from 2018 to 2021.

Tu threw a fastball (peak 85 mph), shuuto and curveball.

Overall, Tu was 31-30 with a 3.28 ERA, struck out 191 and pitched 505 2/3 innings in 7 seasons in the CPBL.