Friday, June 02, 2006

Card of the Month - "The Orient Express" 1991 BBM

Okay, I'm going a little retro here, but despite all of Chien-Ming Wang's recent success with the Yankees, Tai-Yuan Kuo is still the greatest Taiwanese pitcher of all time. Kuo succeeded at the highest level in Japan, winning 117 games over a 13 season career with the Seibu Lions. Armed with a 97+ mph fastball, Kuo was the NPB MVP in 1991. In his prime, Kuo was the hardest-thrower in all of Asia. He could have been the first Taiwanese Major Leaguer had he chose to sign with the Blue Jays instead of the Lions. Read more here.

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