By Jason Pan / Staff reporterStarting pitcher Ryan Verdugo made history yesterday for the Uni-President Lions when he pitched the first and only perfect game in Taiwanese professional baseball history against the Brothers Baseball Club at the Lions’ home park in Tainan. At the bottom of the ninth, Lions third baseman Kuo Fu-lin faced Brothers reliever Yang Chih-lung with the contest still nil-nil. It goes down in the record books as the first perfect game in the Chinese Professional Baseball League’s (CPBL) 29-year history. Teammates mobbed Verdugo in a sustained celebration, and he shook the hand of every Lions player and embraced Kuo, who was trotting across home plate. “But we still needed the walk-off home run by Kuo to have this perfect game tonight.”Verdugo also gave credit to catcher Lin Yu-le.
Source: Taipei Times October 07, 2018 15:56 UTC