21 October 2012

Checklists Translations: 1990 Chinese Professional Baseball League

     In the past couple of weeks, I found some resources for information on older baseball card sets from Taiwan.  The main resource is this blog and accompanying album:


     Everything is in Chinese, so I've had to make liberal use of Google Translate, but beginning with his first post, the author has been posting on the history of baseball cards issued in Taiwan since 1990, just after the Chinese Professional Baseball League was formed.   Thanks to this wonderful blog, I am now aware of some 60+ sets for the CPBL, the short-lived Taiwan Major League as well as the Chinese Taipei national team.  Now the door has opened to a new world of cards, I am attempting to assemble checklists for all of the sets referenced and add them to the SportsCardForum.com Inventory Manager.

     I'll be posting my progress here, both to help spread the information, as well as to request help with filling out the checklists.  In most cases, I'll refer to the albums for card numbering, and where sets do not have card numbers, I'll probably just use the ordering from the album where scans are available.  I have been able to work out the Roman alphabetic version of lots of the Taiwanese players, and the foreign players are usually the easiest to work out.

     In my research effort, I've made a lot of use of Yahoo! Taiwan Auctions; here is their baseball card category:


     The other main auction/marketplace site for Taiwan appears to be Ruten, here is their baseball card category:


     While Google Translate might be able to let me hear how the names sound, it seems very few are actually written in English as Google transliterates them.  As far as I can determine, there is no online resource with historical CPBL rosters listed in English.  Baseball Reference doesn't even have the team standings included in their system as yet, so no help there, but a lot of the player translations did come from the BR Bullpen, despite there being no rosters or stats in the BR system.

     I've started with the first official CPBL set from 1990.

The set is described in this blog post:

The cards can be seen in this album:

The border colors match each team's uniform colors:

The scans are a bit misleading.  The cards are actually plastic and have rounded white borders (very similar to the PermaGraphics cards from the early 1980s) as seen in this post on the Japanese Baseball Card Blog.

The card backs look like this:

       Below is the checklist as I've managed to construct so far.  As mentioned previously, the cards have been numbered in the order they appear in the album, but the actual set is unnumbered.  I will update this checklist as I find good English versions for each player.  If anyone would be willing to assist, that would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks to Mr. Westbay over at JapaneseBaseball.com, with data from one KT Chiu of the mostly defunct TWBaseball.info, and to Ralph Pearce for supplying a checklist that let me fill in that final card to complete the checklist.  Many names have been updated to more recent spelling.

Number Chinese English Team
1 林光宏 Kuang-Jung Lin Wei Chuan Dragons
2 史東 Joe Strong Wei Chuan Dragons
3 李仲弘 Chung-Hung Li Wei Chuan Dragons
4 李安熙 An-Hsi Li Wei Chuan Dragons
5 林易增 I-Tseng Lin Wei Chuan Dragons
6 林琨瑋 Kun-Wei Lin Wei Chuan Dragons
7 洪正欽 Cheng-Chin Hong Wei Chuan Dragons
8 孫昭立 Chao-Li Sun Wei Chuan Dragons
9 馬斯 Mathis Huff Wei Chuan Dragons
10 張見發 Chien-Fah Chang Wei Chuan Dragons
11 郭建霖 Chien-Lin Kuo Wei Chuan Dragons
12 陳金茂 Chin-Mao Chen Wei Chuan Dragons
13 陳彥成 Yen-Chen Chen Wei Chuan Dragons
14 麥克 Michael Bosco Wei Chuan Dragons
15 黃平洋 Ping-Yang Huang Wei Chuan Dragons
16 黃清文 Ching-Wen Huang Wei Chuan Dragons
17 黃煚隆 Chiung-Lung Huang Wei Chuan Dragons
18 賈西 Longo Garcia Wei Chuan Dragons
19 蕭浚濠 Jun-Hao Shiao Wei Chuan Dragons
20 羅世幸 Shih-Hsing Lo Wei Chuan Dragons
21 余富誠 Fu-Chen Yu Uni-President Lions
22 吳林煉 Lin-Lien Wu Uni-President Lions
23 呂文生 Wen-Sheng Liu Uni-President Lions
24 宋榮泰 Yung-Tai Sung Uni-President Lions
25 李坤哲 Kun-Che Lee Uni-President Lions
26 杜福 Fu-Ming Tu Uni-President Lions
27 汪俊良 Jun-Liang Wang Uni-President Lions
28 孫長川 Chang-Chuan Sun Uni-President Lions
29 徐育鉉 Yi-Chen Shu Uni-President Lions
30 耿健輝 Chien-Hui Keng Uni-President Lions
31 郭進興 Chin-Hsing Kuo Uni-President Lions
32 陳世龍 Shih-Lung Chen Uni-President Lions
33 陳政賢 Cheng-Hsien Chen Uni-President Lions
34 陳炫琦 Hsuan-Chi Chen Uni-President Lions
35 陳耿佑 Keng-Yu Chen Uni-President Lions
36 曾智偵 Chi-Chen Tseng Uni-President Lions
37 湯尼 Tony Metoyer Uni-President Lions
38 童健勝 Chien-Sheng Tung Uni-President Lions
39 瑞克 Rick Bernardo Uni-President Lions
40 瑞奇 Enrique Burgos Uni-President Lions
41 葉福榮 Fu-Jung Yeh Uni-President Lions
42 廖照鎔 Chao-Jung Liao Uni-President Lions
43 鄧耀華 Yao-Hua Teng Uni-President Lions
44 鄭百勝 Pai-Sheng Cheng Uni-President Lions
45 賴崇光 Chung-Kuang Lai Uni-President Lions
46 謝佳訓 Chia-Hsun Hsieh Uni-President Lions
47 羅敏卿 Min-Ching Luo Uni-President Lions
48 羅曼 Miguel Roman Uni-President Lions
49 何良治 Liang-Chih He Mercuries Tigers
50 李杜宏 Tu-Hung Li Mercuries Tigers
51 李偉 Elvin Rivera Mercuries Tigers
52 孟雷 Jose Moreno Mercuries Tigers
53 林仲秋 Chung-Chiu Lin Mercuries Tigers
54 林振賢 Chen-Hsien Lin Mercuries Tigers
55 侯明坤 Ming-Kun Ho Mercuries Tigers
56 剛烈 Julian Gonzalez Mercuries Tigers
57 徐整當 Chen-Tang Hsu Mercuries Tigers
58 涂忠男 Chung-Nan Tu Mercuries Tigers
59 涂鴻欽 Hung-Chin Tu Mercuries Tigers
60 翁豐堉 Feng-Yu Weng Mercuries Tigers
61 康明杉 Ming-Shan Kang Mercuries Tigers
62 許錫華 Shi-Hua Shu Mercuries Tigers
63 陳正中 Cheng-Chung Chen Mercuries Tigers
64 游宗龍 Tsung-Lung Yu Mercuries Tigers
65 黃世明 Chih-Ming Huang Mercuries Tigers
66 黃武雄 Wu-Shiung Huang Mercuries Tigers
67 塗永樑 Yung-Liang Tu Mercuries Tigers
68 劉義傳 Yi-Chuan Lu Mercuries Tigers
69 蔣坤珄 Kun-shun Chang Mercuries Tigers
70 鄭幸生 Hsing-Sheng Cheng Mercuries Tigers
71 藍文成 Wen-Cheng Lan Mercuries Tigers
72 寶力 Julio Paula Mercuries Tigers
73 鷹俠 Luis Iglesias Mercuries Tigers
74 大羅曼 Jose Roman Brother Elephants
75 牛復興 Fu-Hsing Niu Brother Elephants
76 王光輝 Kuang-Hui Wang Brother Elephants
77 王俊郎 Chun-Lang Wang Brother Elephants
78 努那 Dario Nunez Brother Elephants
79 吳俊達 Te-Shen Wu Brother Elephants
80 吳英偉 Ying-Wei Wu Brother Elephants
81 李文傳 Wen-Chuan Lee Brother Elephants
82 李居明 Chu-Ming Lee Brother Elephants
83 周惠盛 Hui-Cheng Chou Brother Elephants
84 林百亨 Pai-Henng Lin Brother Elephants
85 姚百川 Pai-Chuan Yao Brother Elephants
86 帝波 Freddy Tiburcio Brother Elephants
87 洪一中 I-Chung Hong Brother Elephants
88 派瑞 Valerio Perez Brother Elephants
89 張永昌 Yung-Chang Chang Brother Elephants
90 強生 Dane Johnson Brother Elephants
91 陳琦豐 Chi-Feng Chen Brother Elephants
92 陳逸松 Yi-Sung Chen Brother Elephants
93 陳憲章 Hsien-Chang Chen Brother Elephants
94 彭裕國 Yu-Kuo Peng Brother Elephants
95 黃榮貴 Jung-Huei Huang Brother Elephants
96 黃廣琪 Kuang-Chi Huang Brother Elephants

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