Wu-Hsiung Huang

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Wu-Hsiung Huang (黃武雄)

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 5' 7", Weight 159 lb.

Biographical Information[edit]

Wu-Hsiung Huang was a pitcher in the early years of the Chinese Professional Baseball League who later became a coach.

Huang pitched for Taiwan in the 1989 World Port Tournament. When the CPBL was formed in 1990, the little lefty was 6-6 with seven saves and a 2.00 ERA for the Mercuries Tigers. He finished second in the league in ERA, .03 behind leader Joe Strong, a future major leaguer. He also tied teammate Ming-Shan Kang for second in saves, two behind Tony Metoyer. He lost game 4 of the 1990 Taiwan Series to the Wei Chuan Dragons and the Tigers lost the Series in six. He fell to 4-4 with two saves and a 3.26 ERA in 1991.

In 1992, Wu-Hsiung had a 4-9, 4.38 record. He tied Enrique Burgos for fourth in the league in losses. During 1993, he rebounded to 5-6, 3.29. He was 3-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 1994. As a left-handed specialist in 1995, he was 2-2 with two saves and a 5.08 ERA in 33 3/3 IP over 34 games. He tied Kun-Yuan Chuo and Jose Nunez for 4th in pitching appearances. In his final season as a player, 1996, the 34-year-old had a 7.86 ERA and 2.45 WHIP in 16 games. Overall, he had gone 24-29 with 11 saves, a 3.53 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 191 CPBL games (57 starts). He struck out 214 in 505 IP.

Huang later was pitching coach for the Tigers. He also coached for the Dahan Institute of Technology and at the high school level. He managed Taiwan to Silver Medals in the 2002 World Junior Championship and 2003 World Youth Championship and coached for them in the 2005 Asian Championship, 2005 Italian Baseball Week and 2006 Asian Youth Championship.