2018 Second Half-Season Winner: Lamigo Monkeys
Talk about being a dominant team in the CPBL. The Monkeys have won the 2018 second-half season title by defeating the Fubon Guardians 8-5 last night.
With the final strikeout by the closer 陳禹勳 (Chen Yu-Hsun), over 10,000 Monkeys fans tossed the streamers to celebrate the team for winning its 12th half-season titles in the franchise history.
It's a Taiwanese baseball tradition, fans will throw streamers into the stadium to celebrate winning the half-season championship. Here's what happened last night when the #Lamigo Monkeys won the 2018 #CPBL second-half season title. pic.twitter.com/Nhl5FNx3ik
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) October 6, 2018
“I want to thank my players and the coaches for working seamlessly together this season,” said the Monkeys’ manager 洪一中 (Hong I-Chung). “Winning four half-season titles in two years is not an easy achievement.”
Manager Hong continued and thanked the fans for their undying support over the years. “Your support is our motivation, and I hope you guys will continue to cheer and to be proud of this team!”
New CPBL Records for the Monkeys
By winning the half-season title, the Monkeys also set a new CPBL record for winning four consecutive half-season titles.
- 2017 First-Half Season Title
- 2017 Second-Half Season Title
- 2018 First-Half Season Title
- 2018 Second-Half Season Title
Gearing up for 2018 Taiwan Series
With the Monkeys winning both the first and second-half season title, the team have been awarded a one-game advantage in the 2018 Taiwan Series (Best-of-seven).
The Uni-Lions and the Guardians will play a best-of-five series from October 19-23. The winner of the series will then advance to the Taiwan Series.