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Pitcher Teng Kai-wei makes MLB debut

Pitcher Teng Kai-wei makes MLB debut

2024-04-01

aiwan’s 17th U.S. Major League player has made his debut. Taichung native Kai-wei Teng pitched for the San Francisco Giants last Sunday, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks. His fastest pitch clocked in at 153 kilometers an hour. The 25-year-old hails from the Taichung Shi Yuan Senior High School. He embarked on his MLB dream in 2017, signing a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins. Now that dream has finally become reality.

Hu Yu-chieh
Shi Yuan Senior High School baseball player
We want to learn from his example. A lot of people dream of making it to the U.S. Major League. So we’re aspiring to follow in his footsteps.

Lin Chao-Huang
Shi Yuan Senior High School coach
He moved up directly from the junior high division to the high school division. As I recall, Kai-wei was always more physically fit than others his age. He was always one of the faster pitchers, and he was always smiling and not much of a talker. Whatever coaches told him to do, he would do. He took his training seriously.

In 2017, the Twins signed Tung as an international free agent for US$500,000. In 2019, he was traded to the Giants’ minor league system. He was finally called up to the majors over the weekend, to play against the San Diego Padres. After his outing, Tung shared a message to his fans through social media. He thanked them for staying up late to watch his debut. The game can be ruthless but I’m not alone, he wrote, adding that he will keep moving forward.

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台灣第17位"大聯盟"球員 鄧愷威初登板中繼3局失3分飆4K

2024-04-01

台灣出現史上第17位大聯盟球員! 效力巨人隊的鄧愷威,今天迎接他初登板,他對教士中繼三局失掉三分,飆出4次三振,最快球速飆到153公里。25歲的鄧愷威,出身台中西苑高中棒球隊,2017年赴美打拚,如今美夢成真,成為學弟努力的目標。

[[西苑高中球員 胡宇頡]]
“就感覺要向他學習,因為很多人的夢想是大聯盟嘛,所以想說,他上大聯盟就是向他看齊這樣”

[[西苑高中教練 林朝煌]]
“他是我們國中部直接升上高中的,然後就是在我的印象中,愷威在同年齡的身材就比別人好一點,他在球速上算是比較快的,臉都保持笑笑的啦,可是不多話,教練交代練習的時候他都會把它完成,很認真”

鄧愷威2017年以50萬美元簽約金,加盟雙城小聯盟,2019年成為交易籌碼,來到巨人小聯盟,3月30號被叫上大聯盟,經過兩天等待,終於初登板。經歷大聯盟震撼教育後,鄧愷威也在臉書上請小編轉達給球迷,說賽場雖然殘酷,但他並不孤單,會繼續努力下去。

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