Hong I-Chung Enters 1000-Win Club as Manager

On May 15, the TSG Hawks defeated the Rakuten Monkeys 5-0, marking a historic moment for the team’s manager, 洪一中 (Hong I-Chung). With this victory, Hong I-Chung became the first CPBL manager to enter the 1000 Win Club by recording his 1000th managerial win.

It’s been quite a remarkable journey spanning over 18 seasons and four different teams. During those years, the legendary 63-year-old manager led his teams to 9 Taiwan Series appearances and took home the championship title 7 times.

  • 2004-09 – La New Bears: 295 Wins.
  • 2011-19 – Lamigo Monkeys: 589 Wins.
  • 2020-21 – Fubon Guardians: 107 Wins.
  • 2024-Present – TSG Hawks: 9 Wins.

Reflecting on this milestone, Hong I-Chung shared, “I want to thank my players for securing this win tonight, and it is an honour to enter the 1000-win club. I don’t really have the habit of remembering these win milestones. The focus is never on my personal record, and it is always about winning games for my team. However, seeing everyone cheering for me does make me feel a bit emotional.”

In an interview with ETtoday, Hong I-Chung expressed gratitude to all the team owners and front office executives he had worked with since 2004.

“I never thought I could reach a thousand wins. I often say I am just lucky to have many bosses who can tolerate my personality and are willing to give me time to develop my craft as a manager,” said Hong.

When asked by Liberty Sports whether he thought there would be another thousand-win manager in the CPBL in the future, Hong I-Chung replied, “I really hope so, but the most important thing is that the team need to have more patience with their managers.”

Who’s the Next 1000-Win Manager in the CPBL?

Currently, Hong I-Chung leads the all-time CPBL managerial win record by a massive margin. The second active manager is the Dragons’ head coach, Yeh Chun-Chang, with 352 wins.

  • Hong I-Chung – 1000 Wins (active)
  • Hsu Sheng-Ming – 610 Wins
  • Yeh Chun-Chang – 352 Wins (active)
  • Hsieh Chang-Heng – 339 Wins
  • Lee Lai-Fa – 281 Wins
  • Lu Wen-Sheng – 280 Wins
  • Lin Yueh-Ping – 250 Wins (active)

Hong I-Chung’s 1000th Managerial Win by the Number:

  • 1st Win – 2004 June 19, vs Uni-Lions
  • 100th Win – 2006 July 12, vs Chinatrust Whales
  • 200th Win – 2008 May 7, vs Sinon Bulls
  • 300th Win – 2011 March 26, vs Brother Elephants
  • 400th Win – 2012 August 4, vs Brother Elephants
  • 500th Win – 2014 April 24, vs Uni-Lions
  • 600th Win – 2015 August 25, vs Uni-Lions
  • 700th Win – 2017 May 21, vs Fubon Guardians
  • 800th Win – 2018 August 16, vs Uni-Lions
  • 900th Win – 2020 June 14, vs Uni-Lions
  • 1000th Win – 2024 May 15, vs Rakuten Monkeys


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