Fu-Lin Little League of Chinese Taipei will represent the Asia-Pacific Region at the Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport this August after defeating the Republic of Korea in the Asia-Pacific Region championship game. Chinese Taipei earned the region championship title after putting together a 4-1 record through the tournament, falling only in its first game to the Republic of Korea, 2-1.
A first-time appearance for Fu-Lin Little League, this marks the 30th time a team from Chinese Taipei makes the trip to Williamsport with its first coming in 1969 when Taichung Little League won the championship with a 5-0 victory over Carney Lansford and his Briarwood Little League (Santa Clara, Calif.) team. The most recent appearance came with the Tung Yuan Little League squad of 2015 who went 2-2 and were knocked out of the winner’s bracket by the eventual champions from Japan.
Over the course of nearly 50 years, Chinese Taipei has been crowned Little League Baseball World Series champion a tournament record 17 times in its 30 appearances, with the most recent championship coming in 1996. In addition, they have earned Runner-Up finishes on three occasions (1982, 1989, and 2009). Most recently, between 2007-15, a team from Chinese Taipei had made it to Williamsport in all but two years (2008, 2014), though had not earned a World Series title during that time.
With its 30 appearances, Chinese Taipei has the fourth-most international teams represented at the Little League Baseball World Series behind Canada (61), Mexico (33), and Japan (31). Its 17 World Series championships also makes up for nearly half of the 37 total international championship titles over the course of the event’s 74-year history. Chinese Taipei still holds a number of team and individual records at the Little League Baseball World Series, including the most consecutive appearances in championship games with six (1977-82; 1986-91) as well as two of the tournament’s seven perfect games (1973, 1979). In 1973, the team did not allow a single hit throughout their tournament run and the 1995 championship game between Chinese Taipei and Texas remains tied for fourth all-time in attendance with an estimated 42,000 fans coming to watch.
Fu-Lin Little League will face the winner of the Europe-Africa Region in Game 5 of the Little League Baseball World Series on Thursday, August 18, at 1 p.m. in Volunteer Stadium as part of the first-round matchup of the event.
Little League International will continue celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the LLBWS throughout the summer leading up to this year’s World Series in August. More information about the 2022 Little League World Series tournaments, including full schedules and downloadable brackets, can be found at LittleLeague.org/WorldSeries.