Major League Baseball Players Born in Taiwan

Since the 19th Century, Major League Baseball has enjoyed a rich, diverse, world-wide set of talent not seen in any other major league sport. Every state in the United States of America, and more than forty-five countries, have had at least one player make it to the show.
The research below is a comprehensive historical analysis of every major league baseball player born in Taiwan. Selecting a player's name will bring up his statistics page and selecting a column title (Birthplace, Debut Year, Final Year) will allow you to re-sort the data.

"For starting pitchers we have two Dominicans, one Italian, one Mexican and one Japanese. In the bullpen we have a Venezuelan, a Mexican, a guy from the United States and a guy from St. Louis." - Los Angeles Dodger / Hall of Fame Manager Tommy Lasorda (AP Wire, 08/18/1999)
Major League Baseball Players Born in Taiwan

A Historical Analysis / Return To Players by Birthplace

Taitung, Taiwan
1995-08-18
2019
Active
Tainan City, Taiwan
1977-10-28
2002
2005
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
1985-07-21
2012
Active
Taichung, Taiwan
1993-11-04
2017
Active
Tainan City, Taiwan
1984-02-02
2007
2011
Taitung, Taiwan
1993-09-26
2019
Active
Tainan City, Taiwan
1981-07-23
2005
2011
Peng-Hu, Peng-Hu County, Taiwan
1986-10-21
2013
Active
Hwa-Lian, Taiwan
1988-09-21
2012
Active
Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
1994-02-15
2017
Active
Pingtung County, Taiwan
1986-04-07
2013
Active
Pingtung County, Taiwan
1982-11-14
2009
2010
Hua-Lien, Taiwan
1981-06-02
2003
2016
Taipei, Taiwan
1994-10-03
2017
Active
Tainan, Taiwan
1980-03-31
2005
Active
Taitung City, Taiwan
1992-04-25
2014
Active

Major League Baseball Players Born in Taiwan



Did you know that Jose Canseco was the first foreign-born ( Cuba ) player to reach the four-hundred home runs plateau? Did you know that Sammy Sosa was the first foreign-born ( Dominican Republic ) player to reach the five-hundred home runs plateau?

Baseball Almanac is aware that researching baseball players by their place of birth is common data found easily on the Internet today. We, as you are well aware, enjoy taking that extra step here and have taken that common data and added this amazing chart which will enable you to see a historical breakdown of players from any given year in history by their place of birth:

If you would like to see a comprehensive list broken down by country of the first player born in a country or territory other than the United States of America, we have one in our Famous First section called Foreign Born Baseball Players .

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