CPBL Poster Child to Retire After 19th Season
The Chinatrust Brothers’ 40-year-old veteran 彭政閔 (Peng Cheng-Min) has announced his retirement from professional baseball after the 2019 season. According to the Brothers’ organisation, September 29 will be Peng’s final game in the CPBL.
“I am extremely grateful to be part of the league for 19 seasons,” said Peng Cheng-Min. “After 2019, I will continue to develop myself (as a coach), and dedicate myself to the players and baseball fans.”
Peng went on thanking the fans for their support and recognition over the years and told everyone his biggest goal in the final season is to help the Brothers to win the Taiwan Series.
2000 Hits, 200 Home Runs Club
Peng, who is turning 41 in August this year will enter his 19th season in the CPBL. It is also worth noting, with 1957 hits and 190 home runs under his belt, the 2019 season will be Peng’s final chance to reach the 2000 hits and 200 home runs career milestone.
Quick Facts About Peng Cheng-Min
The 2001 CPBL first-round draft pick began his professional career at the age of 23 with the Brother Elephants. In his rookie season, Peng Cheng-Min slashed an outstanding .316/.433/.478 and a 170 wRC+ across 169 plate appearances.
Over the years, Peng is regarded as one of the most consistent and influential hitters in Taiwan. After 18 seasons in the CPBL, Peng posted a career record of .334/.434/.489 and won numerous annual awards.
Peng Cheng-Min: Awards, Achievements
- 1x CPBL MVP: 2010.
- 5x Batting Champion: 2003 to 2005, 2008, 2010.
- 1x Single Season Hits Leader: 2004.
- 6x Best Ten Award: 2002 to 2005, 2008, 2010.
- 3x Gold Glove: 2008, 2010, 2013.
- 18x CPBL All-Star: 2001 to 2018.
- 4x Taiwan Series: 2001 to 2003, 2010.
- 4x Taiwan Series Outstand Player: 2001, 2003, 2009, 2016.
Peng Cheng-Min: National Team Service Record
- 1993 U-15 Baseball World Cup.
- 1995 U-18 Baseball World Cup.
- 1996 U-18 Baseball World Cup.
- 1997 World Port Tournament.
- 1998 Baseball World Cup.
- 2000 Haarlem Baseball Week.
- 2002 Asian Games (Busan).
- 2002 Intercontinental Cup.
- 2003 Asian Baseball Championship.
- 2004 Olympics (Athens).
- 2007 Baseball World Cup.
- 2007 Asian Baseball Championship.
- 2008 Olympics Qualifier.
- 2008 Olympics (Beijing).
- 2009 World Baseball Classic.
- 2010 Asian Game (Guangzhou).
- 2012 World Baseball Classic Qualifier.
- 2013 World Baseball Classic.