What a dramatic way to reached the personal milestone, the 13 years Uni-Lions veteran 潘武雄 (Pan Wu-Hsiung) have notched his 1000th career hit with a game-tying double in the bottom of the 9th last night.
With the 1000th hit in the bag, Pan became the 22nd CPBL player to reached that 1000 hits career milestone. At the same time, he also joined the “1000/100 Club” (1000 hits and 100 home runs), only 14 players have achieved that in 29 years of CPBL history.
“My condition wasn’t that good tonight, but I want to show the Uni-Lions fans my best. It’s a very important at-bat for me and also for our team. At that time, I just focused on driving that ball,” said Pan Wu-Hsiung in the post-game interview.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) April 13, 2018
Quick Facts of Pan Wu-Hsiung
- 37 Years Old (1981/03/11). Entering his 13th seasons in the CPBL.
- Career stats .325/.420/.508 (as of 2018/04/12)
- Drafted in the first round by the Sinon Bulls in 2004, but did not agree to term.
- Drafted in the second round by the Uni-Lions in 2005, signed for $56,000 USD.
- 2018 salary. $200,000 USD a year, not including incentive bonus.
- Nickname: TAKE (Pronounce as TA-KE).
- 2007 Rookie of the year award.
- Batting Champion for 2009, 2012.
- 7X CPBL All-Star.
Pan Wu-Hsiung Milestone Tracker
One of 潘武雄 (Pan Wu-Hsiung) biggest problems over the years was his frequent visits to the disabled list, and because of that, it took Pan over 13 seasons, 894 games, 3075 at-bat to reach career 1000 hits.
- First Hit – 2006/03/22
- 100th Hit – 2007/09/15
- 200th Hit – 2008/08/27
- 300th Hit – 2009/08/21
- 400th Hit – 2011/06/08
- 500th Hit – 2012/05/27
- 600th Hit – 2013/06/14
- 700th Hit – 2014/08/01
- 800th Hit – 2016/04/07
- 900th Hit – 2016/09/01
- 1000th Hit – 2018/04/12