Overview: The league, which began in 1990, is still recovering from the September 1997 conviction of 21 players, a coach and 12 others of various charges related to fixing games. In July 2005, a second game-fixing scandal unfolded, and is still playing out. Today, six teams play a roughly 100-game regular season from early-March to mid-October, with the campaign decidedly \"two seasons.\" The playoff format dictates the winner of the first half play the winner of the second half in a seven-game \"Taiwan Series\" that fall. If the two half-season leaders are claimed by the same club, the team with the second highest winning percentage is the Taiwan Series challenger. CPBL teams usually play three to four games per week and therefore carry just three starting pitchers. Most games are played in the evenings because it\'s hot as holy hell during daylight. Each team is allowed up to three non-Taiwanese born players, with two of those playing at the same time
League Web site: http://www.cpbl.com.tw.
Teams/corporate entities (and the cities that host them): Brothers Elephants/hotel and Macota Cobras/bank (Taipei); Uni-President Lions/retail chain (Tainan); Sinon Bulls/agricultural products (Taichung); China Trust Whales/bank (Chiayi) and La New Bears/shoemaker (Kaohsiung).
Most successful franchise: Elephants, who have the strongest fan base throughout the island, have won eight titles.
Biggest rivalry: Elephants and Lions.
Famous alums (with MLB ties): Melvin Mora; Ben Weber.
Notable record breakers: Chang Tai-Shan, youngest player to hit 100 home runs and knock in 500 RBI in league history; Osvaldo Martinez of the Dominican Republic broke the CPBL strikeout mark when he fanned his 856th batter on Taiwan soil in 2003. MLB talent-level comparison: High Double-A (on a good day); Single-A (on a bad day)..
Show me the money: Most foreign-born players are paid monthly salaries, under $100,000, and receive free housing from their team during the season.
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概觀： 在 1990 年仍然開始的聯盟是恢復 21個運動員的 1997 年九月定罪，教練和與固定比賽有關的各種不同費用的其他 12 個。 在 2005 年七月，一件第二件固定比賽的醜聞展開，而且仍然正在玩出。 今天，六個小組玩一概略地 100-勇敢的例行賽從早的－對十月中的三月，藉由活動無疑地 "二個季節． "延長賽格式命令第一場一半的遊戲勝利者後半段的勝利者在一七比賽的”T參考資料： 譯言堂