Fubon Guardians will wear the special red classic uniform for the Classic Night. At the same time paying tribute to their late skipper 徐生明 (Hsu Sheng-Ming), who passed away from a sudden heart attack in 2013 at the age of 55.
The butterfly and #85 arm patch
The team will also have the special arm patch on their uniform. The arm patch consist the number 85 in the shape of a butterfly with the text “The Magician” underneath. Here’s some quick explanation of the meaning behind this arm patch.
- Number 85 was Hsu Sheng-Ming’s number during his time as managers over 17 seasons.
- The butterfly logo symbolised one of Hsu’s best pitch. The knuckleball.
- The Magician was Hsu nickname by baseball fans during his time as manager.
徐生明 (Hsu Sheng-Ming) record as manager
With 715 wins. Hsu was the former CPBL record holder being the manager with the most wins. The record was recently broken by Lamigo Monkeys manager 洪一中 (Hong I-Chung) on the 11th of July 2017.
|1991||Wei Chuan Dragons||90||46||36||8||0.561|
|1992||Wei Chuan Dragons||90||41||42||7||0.494|
|1993||Wei Chuan Dragons||90||48||40||2||0.545|
|1996||Wei Chuan Dragons||100||55||43||2||0.561|
|1997||Wei Chuan Dragons||96||46||46||4||0.500|
|1998||Wei Chuan Dragons||105||56||48||1||0.538|
|1999||Wei Chuan Dragons||86||43||39||4||0.512|
|Total||17 seasons / 6 teams||1457||715||696||46||0.507|
Special guest for ceremonial first pitch
Several Wei-Chuan Dragons’ players including the CPBL demigod 黃平洋 (Huang Ping-Yang) are invited for the 1st pitch ceremony on the 20th of August.
Huang is known by Taiwanese baseball fan as the “Man With The Golden Arm”. During his 12 years career (1990 to 2001), Huang have posted a combined record of 3.05 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, over 255 Games, 1479.1 innings. It is also worth noting Huang has 78 complete games and 8 shutout wins under his belt over 186 games as starting pitcher.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) August 20, 2017